Adverse health effects from chemical exposures depend on many factors, including toxicity, environmental fate, and the extent of exposure to the chemical.
- Reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.
- Referring to the blood. Effects may include alterations of blood composition, clotting and/or the production and function of blood cells, e.g., red blood cell production within bone marrow, red blood cell ability to carry oxygen.
- Referring to the liver. Effects may include elevated liver enzyme levels, liver inflammation (hepatitis), cirrhosis, reduced fat metabolism and/or impaired removal of waste products from the blood.
- Referring to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Effects may include impaired sensory and motor signaling.
- Referring to the eye. Effects may include eye irritation, itching and impaired vision.
- Referring to the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. Effects may include inflammation of the lungs or associated airways, increased/decreased breathing rate, insufficient oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange and/or respiratory failure.