The Effects Of Drinking Hydrazine?

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The Effects Of Drinking Hydrazine?
« on: 08/03/2008 11:55:07 »
So what is Hydrazine and what does it do to human physiology? Such as if inhaled or sipped?



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The Effects Of Drinking Hydrazine?
« Reply #1 on: 08/03/2008 13:31:27 »
Hydrazine is highly toxic and dangerously unstable, especially in the anhydrous form. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

    Symptoms of acute (short-term) exposure to high levels of hydrazine may include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, dizziness, headache, nausea, pulmonary edema, seizures, coma in humans. Acute exposure can also damage the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system. The liquid is corrosive and may produce dermatitis from skin contact in humans and animals. Effects to the lungs, liver, spleen, and thyroid have been reported in animals chronically exposed to hydrazine via inhalation. Increased incidences of lung, nasal cavity, and liver tumors have been observed in rodents exposed to hydrazine.

At least one human is known to have died from exposure to hydrazine hydrate.