Methanol

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

orange toxic to humans and animals symbolToxic to Humans & Animals – Can be fatal on contact, ingestion or inhalation for humans and other mammals.

yellow eye irritant symbolIrritates the Eyes – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the eye.

Chronic (Long Term) Effects

red reproductive harm symbol 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.

orange birth defects symbolBirth 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.

yellow other health effects symbol Other Health Effects – Can cause serious damage on contact or ingestion.

grey brain and nervous system harm symbol Brain/Nervous System Harm – Can cause damage to the nervous system including the brain.

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