do all toxic chemicals have local and systemic effects
Regarding the local and systemic effects of toxic chemicals,all of the following are true EXCEPT:All toxic chemicals have both local and systemic effects. Solids in the form of dust,fume,or fibers are rarely hazardous. False You are working to bring a healthcare facility into compliance with the SDS-related provisions of OSHA’s HCS.
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What are the toxic effects of a chemical?
The toxic effects of a chemical may be local or systemic. Local injuries involve the area of the body in contact with the chemical and are typically caused by reactive or corrosive chemicals, such as strong acids, alkalis or oxidizing agents.
Where can I find information about the toxicity of chemicals?
Toxicity information may be found in Material Safety Data Sheets, under the Health Hazard Data section, on product labels, in the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, or in many other sources listed in the MSDS page.
What are systemic toxins?
Toxic substances may be systemic toxins or organ toxins. A systemic toxin is one that affects the entire body or many organs rather than a specific site. For example, potassium cyanide is a systemic toxicant in that it affects virtually every cell and organ in the body by interfering with the cell’s ability to utilize oxygen.
What is toxicity?
TOXICITY is the ability of a substance to produce an unwanted effect when the chemical has reached a sufficient concentration at a certain site in the body. The more toxic a material is, the smaller the amount of it is necessary to be absorbed before harmful effects are caused.