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Mineral turpentine is a hydrotreated light distillate of petroleum, and consists of a complex mixture of highly refined hydrocarbon distillates mainly in the C9-C16 range. The material is a colorless transparent liquid at room temperature, and immiscible to water. The liquid is highly volatile and the vapors are flammable. It can be a very dangerous inhalant. (NOTICE THAT FLAMMABLE PART?)
- Can cause dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, unconsciousness (NIOSH)
- Dry Skin (NIOSH)
- Can cause cough, diarrhea, sore throat, and vomiting (NIOSH)
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Hazard states that it is harmful to aquatic organisms.