Safety: Making Sense of MSDS Terminology, Part 4

Know what the MSDS terms "acute" and "chronic" mean.

When you see "acute" on an MSDS, does it mean the symptom will be intense (as in acute pain)? If you see "chronic" does it mean something akin to a chronic cough?

The answer to both questions is no. These words are used in relation to when the affect appears in relation to the exposure time or to the elapsed time since exposure.

If the MSDS or label says a solvent will produce acute stinging in the eyes if ventilation is not adequate, it means you&

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