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ACUTE EXPOSURE INFORMATION
- Severe poisoning in man is characterized by a latent period of several hours before the onset of central nervous system and gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, confusion, incoordination, and drowsiness, progressing to delerium, cyanosis, convulsions, coma, respiratory failure, and death. Anemia, hepatic and renal damage may also occur. Symptoms may appear from 3 to 48 hours following inhalation. Recovery from an acute exposure usually occurs within 5 to 6 hours but may take as long as 30 days or more in massive exposure.
- Symptoms of chronic exposure may include confusion, staggering gait, blurred vision, slurred speech, personality changes, depression, irritability, and insomnia.
- Symptoms may recur without further exposure in rare cases during the immediate postexposure period.
- Contact with liquified gas or escaping gas can result in frostbite.
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