Liatrix oils

  • Deer tongue resinoid
  • Liatris
  • Liatrix oleoresin
Uses
Used in perfumery and for perfuming smoking, chewing and snuff tobacco.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
8024-14-4
RTECS
HE7200000
RTECS class
Natural Product
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.

Hazards and Protection.
Decomposition
Emits toxic fumes of NOx ujpon thermal decomposition.

Fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
Vertigo, ataxia, drowsiness, and coma may occur. CNS depression may have a rapid onset (30 minutes), or be delayed for up to 4 hours. May be up to 3 days in duration. Dizziness, giddiness, and disorientation usually occur in the first 30 minutes.
   Ingestion
Heartburn, epigastric and oral pain, reflux, nausea vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may occur. The fats, waxes, and oils may contribute to nausea and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema are possible when they are in liquid form. Apnea has been reported with camphor and eucalyptus oil ingestion Respiratory failure occurred following a massive ingestion of a mouthwash containing volatile essential oils, including eucalyptol, menthol, and thymol.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
These oils are very irritating to the eye, producing erythema and pain, but seldom damage.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Consider gastric lavage after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Administer charcoal as a slurry 240 mL water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents, 25 to 50 g in children (1 to 12 years), and 1 g/kg in infants less than 1 year old. Immediate dilution with milk or water may be of benefit in caustic or irritant chemical ingestions.
   Inhalation
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with inhaled beta2 agonist and oral or parenteral corticosteroids.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician may need to examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
   Eyes
Irrigate eye for at least 20 minutes with water or saline. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

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