How Does Methylene Chloride Affect The Human Body?

How Does Methylene Chloride Affect The Human Body?2020-04-17

Methylene chloride is widely used and low toxicity, but there are still many effects on human bady when contact methylene chloride directly!

Methylene chloride is a colorless liquid with strong dissolving power and low toxicity. It can be used to make film and polycarbonate in large quantities, and can be used as coating solvents, metal degreasing agents, aerosol sprays, polyurethane foaming agents, mold release agents, paint removers, etc. Methylene chloride can be also used as a reaction medium in the pharmaceutical industry.
Although methylene chloride is widely used, contact methylene chloride directlky will have the following effects on the human body:
(1) The nose and throat are slightly irritated.
(2) At 500 to 1,000 ppm for 1 to 2 hours may cause mild depression of the nervous system, such as: dizziness, dizziness, nausea, numbness of hands and feet, fatigue, inability to concentrate and decreased coordination.
(3) Very high concentration exposure may cause loss of consciousness and death.
(4) Liquid may irritate the skin. If it flows into gloves, shoes or tight clothing, it may be severely irritating.
(5) In animal experiments, methylene chloride will be quickly absorbed into the body and cause moderate toxicity.
(6) Carcinogenicity: Research indicates that workers exposed to long-term exposure have no signs of increased cancer, but IARC lists it as a suspected carcinogen.
Therefore, if you come into contact with methylene chloride at work, please wear anti-poison penetration work clothes and chemical-resistant gloves. When the concentration in the air exceeds the standard, you should wear a direct gas mask.