Safrole

CAS RN: 94-59-7

Key Info

CLINICAL EFFECTS

0.2.1 SUMMARY OF EXPOSURE
A) Following the ingestion of sassafras oil, symptoms include vomiting, stupor, vertigo, and pallor which can appear within 10 to 90 minutes. Sassafras tea is not as toxic as sassafras oil.
B) Excessive consumption of tea prepared from the roots of the shrub sassafras albidum has produced sweating.
C) Safrole, the major constituent of sassafras oil, is a hepatocarcinogenic in animals.

REACTIVITIES & INCOMPATIBILITIES

Combustible when exposed to heat or flame.

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