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ACUTE EXPOSURE INFORMATION
- SYSTEMIC EFFECTS: Methyl Iodide is a strong narcotic and anesthetic. Massive exposure has led to pulmonary edema. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause central nervous system effects. The latency period between exposure and onset of symptoms ranges from hours to days.
- Initial symptoms are lethargy, somnolence, slurred speech, ataxia, dysmetria, and visual disturbances. Neurologic dysfunction may progress to convulsions, coma, and death.
- If recovery occurs, neurologic findings recede over several weeks and are followed by psychiatric disturbances such as paranoia, delusions, and hallucination.
- In severe poisoning, the primary target organs were the lungs, liver, kidney, and brain.
- SKIN: A human skin irritant which may cause burns with repeated exposure.
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