Maleic acid was stated to be a severe irritant to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes of humans. In laboratory animals it was of low to moderate acute oral and dermal toxicity. Kidney damage was induced in rats given repeated oral doses, and in rats and dogs treated by injection. No evidence of mutagenicity was found in bacterial assays, including Ames tests.

Date of Publication: 1990

Number of Pages: 4

CAS Number*: 110-16-7

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