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Methacrylates & Human Health

Methacrylate monomers are produced for use as building blocks to make a wide range of polymer-based products that we see and use every day from acrylic glass, car paints, toners and inks, oil additives to dental and medical products to name but a few. They are of low concern to human health and the environment. They are classified as hazardous (skin irritant and sensitizing and, in some cases, highly flammable) but have been handled safely by industry and professionals for over 60 years. These methacrylate-based polymers are inert in the environment and can be recycled. 

For more information about Methacrylates and Human Health, see the following:

Methacrylates and Skin Sensitization

Methacrylates and Asthma

Methacrylates and Respiratory Irritation

Methacrylates and Reproductive & Developmental Effects

Methacrylates and Carcinogenicity

Methacrylates and Genotoxicity