Thursday, June 30, 2016

How much acetone can kill you?

How much acetone can kill you?

By: Arlene Gentallan

Ingesting about 80ml pure acetone is lethal to human, however a lower dose of acetone can be lethal to younger children.

Here's an excerpt from the toxicology profile for acetone by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services:

"One of two rabbits given 7,844 mg/kg acetone by gavage died within 19 hours of dosing, two rabbits given 5,491 mglkg survived, while one rabbit given 3,922 mg/kg died in 96 hours (Walton et al. 1928). Oral doses of 7,500 or 8,000 mg/kg acetone were fatal to two puppies (Albertoni 1884)."