Chemical Effects

Effects of Hazardous Chemicals

The effects chemicals have on the various organs of the human body depend on several important factors:

  • The form of the chemical: Is the chemical a solid, liquid, or gas?
  • The route of entry, or how the chemical contacts the body: is it ingested, inhaled, absorbed or injected?
  • The dose, or amount, the body receives: How much chemical makes its way into the body?
  • The toxicity: How poisonous is the chemical?