Summary of Toxicity

Aniline is classified as a carcinogen. Tumors of the spleen are observed in test animals. Bladder cancers have been reported in occupationally
exposed groups but coexposures with other chemicals limits conclusions. Animal testing also shows that aniline damages red blood cells and causes toxic effects in the blood system (i.e.,spleen, bone marrow, kidney, and liver). Overexposure in humans causes methemoglobinemi (shortness of breath, mental changes, headache, fatigue, exercise intolerance, dizziness, and loss of hairlines.)
and cyanosis ( bluish discoloration to your hands or feet)

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Aniline is used primarily as a chemical in production of MDA (methylene dianiline), a starting product for polyurethane plastics. In the rubber industry, aniline is used in the manufacture of antioxidants and rubber accelerators. It is also used in the manufacture of dyes, agricultural chemicals, optical whitening agents, resins, marking inks, perfumes, and certain pharmaceuticals. Aniline has been an ingredient in household products including shoe polish and inks.

Aniline has been detected in a variety of children’s products including balloons, oil based paints (some), marker pens, glues, infant bed linens, and the outer material of an infant jacket. Aniline detected may be from degradation of polyurethane plastics.

Newborn infants are more susceptible than adults to development of methemoglobinemia caused by exposure to aniline.

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