EDT April 17, 2017 Benzoyl chloride is toxic and the Atlanta Fire HAZMAT team responded for the clean up. This is what we know about the chemical. WATER AND FIRE MAKE IT MORE DANGEROUS When it comes in contact with water, benzoylchloride produces heat and corrosive fumes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. it “reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water.” Heat or fire causes the chemical to decompose and could lead to an explosion. PHOTOS | Toxic chemical spill blocking downtown connector in both directions EXPOSURE EFFECTS The CDC states, because benzoyl chloride is corrosive, short-term exposure can cause anything from tears and coughing tolung oedema, fluid in the lungs. The vapors can be “highly irritating to the respiratory tract,” according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. “A one minute exposure to concentrations of as little as 2 parts per million have been reported as irritating and intolerable,” the National Library states. USES Benzoylchloride is used in making other chemicals, dyes, perfumes, herbicides and check out here medicines, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. PHYSICAL FEATURES Clear liquid with strong odor. Some over at this website report the chemical smelling like fingernail polish remover.
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