Methanol is a building block of formaldehyde, and also serves as a solvent in its own right.

How can this chemical affect my health?

Acute (Short Term) Effects

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

eye-yellow.pngIrritates the Eyes – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the eye.

Chronic (Long Term) Effects

dna-red.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.

pregnancy-orange.pngBirth 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.

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

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