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Adverse health effects from chemical exposures depend on many factors, including toxicity, environmental fate, and the extent of exposure to the chemical.

Health Effects

Neurological
Referring to the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Effects may include impaired sensory and motor signaling.
Ocular
Referring to the eye. Effects may include eye irritation, itching and impaired vision.
Renal
Referring to the kidneys. Effects may include decreased filtering capacity/ efficiency, blood in the urine and/or increased/decreased blood pressure.
Respiratory
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.

Chemical health effects information comes from the OSHA Carcinogen List and the TRI-CHIP datasets.