Are there any safety risks inherent to PLA plastics used for 3D printing?
SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
PRINCIPLE ROUTES OF EXPOSURE: Eye contact, Skin contact, Inhalation, Ingestion. ACUTE TOXICITY: None noted during use.
LOCAL EFFECTS: Product dust may be irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory system. Particles, like other inert materials, are mechanically irritating to eyes. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
SPECIFIC EFFECTS: May cause skin irritation and/or dermatitis. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Inhalation of dust may cause shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, a sore throat and cough. Burning produces irritant fumes.
CHRNOIC TOXICITY: None noted during use.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY: No data is available on the product itself.
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: None of the components of this product are listed as carcinogens by IARC, NTP, or OSHA.