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ACUTE EXPOSURE INFORMATION
- Systemic effects of poisoning may occur following inhalation, dermal, or oral exposure. Exposure to chloroacetic acid vapors may cause eye or mucous membrane irritation.
- Chloroacetic acid is an irritant and may cause severe burns of exposed eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, burns, perforation, and subsequent peritonitis. CNS and respiratory depression, hypotension, dysrhythmias, seizures, liver damage, renal failure and pulmonary edema may develop after severe ingestions or exposures.
- When heated to decomposition, chloroacetic acid emits chlorine gas which may cause respiratory or systemic toxicity.
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