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MINERAL SPIRITS

 
Asthma/Respiratory
 
Moderate Concern
 
Skin Allergies &
Irritation
 
Some Concern
 
Developmental &
Reproductive Toxicity
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Cancer
 
High Concern
 
Environment
 
No Data, Some Concern
 
Top scoring factors: Evidence of general systemic/organ effects; cancer; damage to DNA
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Health issue
 
Level of Concern
 
Source
May cause genetic defects
 
high
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
May cause cancer
 
high
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
Only in: Household Cleaners
 
high
 
EU GHS Hazard Labeling Codes: GHS Hazard Codes
Causes aspiration hazard
 
moderate
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Causes central nervous system depression
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Causes upper respiratory tract irritation
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Causes dermatitis, skin allergy
 
some
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
 
 
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EWG provides information on cleaning product ingredients from published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors that determine actual health risks, if any. (Hide)
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