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Vegetable Shortening EHS

From Material Safety Data Sheet

Vegetable Shortening Chemical names: Glycerides of fatty acids.
Inhalation: No vapors present at normal temperatures.
Ingestion: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 mins. Contact a doctor if symptoms persist.
Skin Contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Non irritating.
Eye Contact: Not considered dangerous. Edible quality.
Chronic Exposure: No data
Acute Effects: No data
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No data
Other information Note that spillages constitute a slipping hazard. Keep away from drains, soils, surface and groundwaters.

What does this mean?

While shortening is commonly used in cooking, do not eat large quantities of it. There are no significant adverse effects associated with exposure to vegetable shortening, although spillages of shortening can create slipping hazards.

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