Krazy Glue: Also called instant or super glue. Used in nail glues and to bond or repair items made of various materials including rubber, wood, plastic, metal and ceramic. Supplied in liquid or gel form and packaged in tubes or glue pens.
What is in it: Contains cyanoacrylate, which is an acrylate resin that rapidly forms a bond with many surfaces.
Is it toxic? Low order of toxicity. Contact with the skin, eyes or mouth may cause irritation. Exposure to skin may result in fingers becoming glued together or objects bonded to skin surface.
Eyes: Immediate stinging or burning sensation. Eyelids may become glued together. Small particles of solidified glue may cause mechanical irritation.
Skin: Does not get absorbed through the skin. May cause slight irritation. Objects or surfaces may become glued to skin.
Ingestion: Glue may adhere to inside of mouth or throat. Adhered glue may appear grayish white and will eventually come off. Will not cause poisoning if swallowed.
What to do:
Eyes: Rinse eyes with a gentle stream of lukewarm water for 5 minutes by any of the following methods:
Contact the Poison Control Centre if eyelids are glued together or irritation persists after rinsing.
Skin: Wash skin with soap and water and rinse thoroughly. If something is stuck to your skin, try the following:
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