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ACUTE EXPOSURE INFORMATION
- Dimethyl sulfide is a liquid with a disagreeable odor; the vapors are heavier than air. It is a fire and vapor explosion hazard. Inhalation exposure generally results in little systemic toxicity.
- Vapor inhalation causes moderate eye, nose, and throat irritation, making it unlikely that individuals will tolerate moderate to high concentrations. Headache and decreased ability to concentrate may occur.
- The liquid is a mild skin irritant and a moderate to severe eye irritant. Repeated skin exposure to the liquid results in defatting dermatitis and irritation; burns may occur. Dermal exposure generally results in little systemic toxicity.
- Ingestion may cause irritation of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and gastrointestinal tract.
- In experimental animals, absorption of large quantities can lower body temperature and inhibit certain enzymes.
- Clinically insignificant disturbances in iron metabolism (elevated serum iron and transferrin with decreased ferritin levels) have been noted with chronic exposure.
- Highly irritating sulfur dioxide may be released in a fires, and would be predicted to cause respiratory tract irritation, chemical pneumonitis, bronchospasm, or noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.
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