the conditions occur and contact medical support if required. Failure to
follow these precautions may result in injury to personnel.
Can be harmful or fatal if swallowed.
Can be harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
Can cause allergic skin reactions and irritation to skin, eyes, and
(1) Proper precautions must be given when handling Ethylene Glycol. Ethylene
Glycol can be harmful or fatal if swallowed and is harmful if inhaled or absorbed
through the skin. It may cause allergic skin reaction; irritation to skin, eyes, and
respiratory tract; and could affect the central nervous system.
(2) First Aid Measures for Ethylene Glycol
(a) Ingestion: For antifreeze, induce vomiting as directed by medical
personnel. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek
medical attention immediately.
(b) Inhalation: Move to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If
breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Contact medical support.
(c) Skin Contact: Remove any contaminated clothing. Wash skin with soap
and water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation develops or
(d) Eye Contact: Immediately flush with plenty of water. After initial flushing,
remove any contact lenses and continue flushing for at least 15 minutes while
holding eyelids apart. Seek medical attention.
b. Propylene Glycol
Although Propylene Glycol is less toxic and environment friendly, proper
precautions must also be given when handling Propylene Glycol.
Can cause central nervous system effects under excessive ingestion.
If inhaled no significant adverse effects are expected under anticipated
condition of normal use.
Can cause slight flaking, tenderness, and softening of skin under repeated
or prolonged exposure.
Can cause minor eye irritation.