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Linseed Oil EHS

From Material Safety Data Sheet

Linseed Oil Chemical name: flax seed oil or simply flax oil
Inhalation: Vapors may cause irritation of the respiratory tract. Slightly hazardous - irritant, permeator. Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion: Irritant. Do not induce vomiting. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin Contact: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause irritation and dermatitis. Wash immediately with plenty running water and non-abrasive soap.
Eye Contact: Eye contact may cause redness or irritation
Chronic Exposure: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause irritation and dermatitis.
Acute Effects: No data
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions Repeated or prolonged exposure is not known to aggravate medical conditions.

What does this mean?

Avoid drinking or eating significant amounts of linseed oils as it may cause gastrointestinal issues such as cramping or diarrhea. If a large amount is taken internally by mouth do NOT induce vomiting and seek medical help. Linseed oil can be irritating to skin or eyes. If exposure occurs flush immediately with large quantities of water for 15 minutes.

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