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Vinegar EHS

From Material Safety Data Sheet

Vinegar Chemical names: Acetic Acid
Inhalation: Prolonged inhalation of vapors can cause irritation to respiratory tract
Ingestion: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.
Skin Contact: No adverse effects expected under normal conditions of use.
Eye Contact: Will cause eye irritation (smarting and reddening of the eye)
Chronic Exposure: Not relevant
Acute Effects: No data
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: None specified

What does this mean?

Do not breathe in vinegar for a long period of time or in large quantities. Vinegar fumes can irritate your throat and lungs. Avoid getting vinegar in your eyes as it will irritate them. If you get vinegar in your eyes flush immediately with large quantities of water for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation persists or worsens.

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