Xylene is a clear, colourless liquid with an odour that generally provides adequate warning of hazardous concentrations. It is volatile and readily produces flammable and toxic concentrations at room temperature. It’s vapour is heavier than air and may accumulate in low-lying areas.
Xylene can enter the body by inhalation or skin/eye contact.
Inhalation: Symptoms can include the following
Skin Contact: Symptoms include
Can be absorbed through the skin, but harmful effects are not expected.
Eye Contact: May cause mild irritation.
Ingestion: Symptoms include
Effects of Long-Term Exposure: Can cause dry, red, cracked skin (dermatitis) following skin contact. May harm the nervous system.