Methyl ethyl ketone

This is a solvent commonly found in one-component silicone sealants.

How can this chemical affect my health?

Acute (Short Term) Effects

icon_toxic-orange.png Toxic to Humans & Animals – Can be fatal on contact, ingestion or inhalation for humans and other mammals.

eye-orange.png Irritates the Eyes – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the eye.

corrosive-orange.png Irritates the Skin – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the skin.

Chronic (Long Term) Effects

pregnancy-orange.png Birth Defects – Can cause harm to the developing child including birth defects, low birth weight and biological or behavioral problems that appear as the child grows.

endocrine-orange.png Endocrine Disruption – Can interfere with hormone communication between cells which controls metabolism, development, growth, reproduction and behavior (the endocrine system).

reproductive-yellow.png Reproductive Harm – Can disrupt the male or female reproductive systems, changing sexual development, behavior or functions, decreasing fertility, or resulting in loss of the fetus during pregnancy.

cancer-red.png Brain/Nervous System Harm – Can cause damage to the nervous system including the brain.

other-yellow.png Other Health Effects – Can cause serious damage on contact or ingestion.

cancer-gray.png Cancer – Can cause or increase the risk of cancer.