Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2002 16:53:13 -0500

Author: Chuck Britton

Subject: Re: fluorescein

Post:

At 1:14 PM -0600 11/18/02, Dale Stille wrote:
>Brad,
>
>I take it you are talking the sodium salt version of Fluorescein.

Here is some of the MSDS info for NaCl
Toxicology

May cause skin, eye or respiratory irritation.

Toxicity data
ORL-RAT LD50 3000 mg kg-1
ORL-MAN LDLO 1000 mg kg-1
ORL-MUS LD50 4000 mg kg-1
IPR-MUS LD50 2602 mg kg-1
ICV-MUS LD50 131 mg kg-1
SKN-RBT LD50 > 10000 mg kg-1

Irritation data
SKN-RBT 50 mg/24h mld

Risk phrases
R36 R37 R38.

Details of phrases and abbreviations are found here: (and other places)
http://ptcl.chem.ox.ac.uk/MSDS/SO/sodium_chloride.html

Just because there is a Lethal Dose listed for a substance, does NOT
mean that it is dangerous!!!

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