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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Mellon Institute of Industrial Research University of Pittsburgh Special Report on the Toxicity of Formamide with Cover Letter.|
|CORP Author||Union Carbide Corp., Danbury, CT.; Carnegie-Mellon Inst. of Research, Pittsburgh, PA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Toxic Substances.|
|Additional Subjects||Toxicity ; Oral doses ; Laboratory animals ; Skin contact ; Eye irritation ; Hazardous substances ; Toxic substances ; Rats ; Lethal doses ; Vapor inhalation ; Formamide ; CAS No 75-12-7|
Single oral doses formanide to rats resulted in an LD50 of about 3.2 gm./kg., putting it in our Grade 3, similar to such materials as Cellosolve, and Cellosolve acetate. Skin penetration was not studied but it cannot be any acute hazard. Single inhalation of vapor are no hazard, skin contact does not result in irritation although dermatitis from sensitization is a possibility, and the hazard of eye injury is low.