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The acute toxicity of Glyoxal ranged from low to harmful in animal experiments performed with different species, depending on the active ingredient concentration of the tested product.

In tests on acute toxicity, glyoxal has shown to be of low toxicity to harmful in animal experiments performed with different species depending on the active ingredient concentration of the tested product. Glyoxal 40% has a moderate toxicity by oral route, a low toxicity by dermal route and a moderate toxicity by inhalation. The main effects are gastric irritation and kidney damage after oral administration and respiratory tract irritation from aerosol inhalation.

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