Naphthalene

CAS RN: 91-20-3

Range of Toxicity

A) TOXICITY: Less than one naphthalene mothball (200 to 500 mg) may cause hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient children. A lethal oral dose for a child is in the range of 80 to 100 mg/kg. Ingestions between 5 g to 15 g may be lethal in adults. Exposure to airborne concentrations of 15 ppm may cause eye irritation; 250 ppm is considered immediately dangerous to life and health.
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