Selenium hexafluoride : CAS#: 7783-79-1
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Selenium hexafluoride : CAS#: 7783-79-1

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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about selenium hexafluoride. For more information, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-800-232-4636. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. It is important you understand this information because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present.

    Highlights: Selenium hexafluoride is a corrosive gas. Significant exposure may occur only if you work with selenium hexafluoride. It is unlikely that the general population will be exposed to this substance. Exposure to selenium hexafluoride can cause irritation of the respiratory airway, skin and eyes. Exposure to high levels can cause severe skin and eye damage and accumulation of fluid in the lungs, and even death. Selenium hexafluoride has not been found in any of the 1,585 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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