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Hazard identification of sodium methoxide

Potential Acute Health Effects:
Hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive, irritant, sensitizer, permeator), of eye contact (irritant, corrosive), of ingestion, of inhalation. The amount of tissue damage depends on length of contact. Eye contact can result in corneal damage or blindness. Skin contact can produce inflammation and blistering. Inhalation of dust will produce irritation to gastro-intestinal or respiratory tract, characterized by burning, sneezing and coughing. Severe over-exposure can produce lung damage, choking, unconsciousness or death.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer).
Carcinogenic effects: Not available.
Mutagenic effects: Not available.
Teratogenic effects: Not available.
Development toxicity: Not available.
Repeated exposure of the eyes to a low level of dust can produce eye irritation. Repeated skin exposure can produce local skin destruction, or dermatitis. Repeated inhalation of dust can produce varying degree of respiratory irritation or lung damage.