Is acrylic toxic?
acrylic, also known as PMMA, is chemically known as polymethyl methacrylate. Acrylic is an early development of important plastic polymer materials, has better transparency, stability, beautiful appearance, easy processing, in various fields exist in the application.
The plastic itself is non-toxic and harmless. In the Second World War, some aircraft crashed with PMMA cabin covers were blown up, and the pilots had PMMA fragments embedded in their eyes. After many years, although the fragments were not removed, they did not cause further inflammation or adverse reactions in the eyes. This chance occurrence shows that PMMA and human tissue have good compatibility. At the same time also inspired ophthalmologist, can use PMMA to make artificial cornea, his light transmitability is very good, chemical stability, harmless to the human body, easy to process into the required shape, can be compatible with the human eye for a long time. Now, PMMA corneal prosthesis is widely used in clinical practice. The above can only prove that acrylic at room temperature, is non-toxic and harmless.
When the acrylic is fully burned, it will produce carbon dioxide and water. It can be known that acrylic products are non-toxic and harmless.
But in the process of acrylic processing, cutting, drilling, polishing and other processes, will produce a lot of dust, will cause discomfort in the lungs, so the production process should wear a mask.
Acrylic after heat, do not guarantee that the production process will produce chemical decomposition reaction and other substances, release some toxins, ask too long will lead to headache and other discomfort reaction.
The taste that produces when ACRYLIC sheet IS CUT is ESTER CLASS SPECIAL fragrance, often smell can make a person dizzy, THIS kind OF smell that produces belongs to poisonous BUT is NOT extremely poisonous. But acrylic processing place is no way to eliminate the smell, only to reduce the taste as far as possible, so acrylic processing personnel, as far as possible to bring protective equipment, such as masks. Open the doors and Windows, and the production workshop is equipped with an exhaust fan to speed up the circulation of air. Of course, if possible, try to work in an open place.
This toxin is minimal, active protective measures, can effectively avoid acrylic "poison" brought harm. Acrylic products are not only toxic, or a kind of environmental protection materials, you can rest assured to use.
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