CAS ID #: 624-83-9
Affected Organ Systems: None
Cancer Effects: None
Chemical Classification: None
Summary: Methyl isocyanate is a colorless highly flammable liquid that evaporates quickly when exposed to the air. It has a sharp, strong odor. Methyl isocyanate is used in the production of pesticides, polyurethane foam, and plastics.
Publication intended to aid emergency department physicians and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute exposures resulting from chemical incidents.
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- Page last updated: March 3, 2011
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