Hydrazine poisoning - Chem-Bio-Rad Suspicion
Aerosol exposure and inhalation include irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin, dyspnea, dizziness, and nausea. Direct contact with the liquid form can produce chemical burns of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes.
After inhalation or absorption of large quantities of hydrazine, there may be lethargy, confusion, tremors, seizures, coma, and death. Delayed findings may include hepatitis, nephritis, pulmonary edema, liver necrosis, and GI hemorrhage. Seizures may also occur after prolonged exposure. Severe renal damage, possibly secondary to hemolysis, may occur. Kidney damage is usually less severe than hepatic effects.
The Immediately Danger to Health or Life (IDHL) air concentration of hydrazine is 50 ppm. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) considers hydrazine a potential carcinogen.
T54.1X1A – Toxic effect of other corrosive organic compounds, accidental, initial encounter
34641002 – Hydrazine
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