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Meat of Walnut EHS

From Material Safety Data Sheet

Meat of Walnut Chemical names:
Inhalation: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.
Ingestion: Excessive eating will lead up to diarrhea
Skin Contact: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.
Eye Contact: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.
Chronic Exposure: Alpha-linolenic acid is a fatty acid found in many foods. Most, but not all, studies have found that high dietary or blood levels of alpha-linolenic acid correlate with an increased risk of prostate cancer. Concentrations of alpha-linolenic acid are high in walnuts
Acute Effects: No data
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: May aggravate asthma

What does this mean?

Using a walnut meat for taking away scratches in wood is one thing…eating too many is another. Eat walnuts in moderation. The alpha-linoleic acid found in walnut meat can aggravate existing conditions, such as asthma, so it is advisable to avoid eating walnut meats if you have respiratory issues.

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