C5H8O2 disinfectant, fixative
Glutaraldehyde is a colourless liquid with a pungent odor used to sterilize medical and dental equipment. It is also used for industrial water treatment and as a chemical preservative. But it is toxic, causing severe eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, along with headaches, drowsiness and dizziness.
EDF Suspected developmental toxicant, immunotoxicant, reproductive toxicant, respiratory toxicant, skin or sense organ toxicant. On at least 1 federal regulatory list.
Poisonous if ingested. Causes birth defects in experimental animals.
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glutaral, glycerol, glycerine