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Mono-, Di-, and Tri-ethanolamine are compounds that appear in floor finish strippers, degreasers, and other janitorial products.

The following is quoted from the Fisher MSDS for Monoethanolamine, which may be obtained on the internet at

Causes eye burns.
Causes digestive tract burns.
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Causes skin irritation.
Combustible liquid.
May cause central nervous system depression.
May be absorbed through the skin.
May cause liver damage.
May cause kidney damage.

Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system, liver.


Eye: Causes severe eye irritation.
Causes eye burns.
Skin: Causes moderate skin irritation.
May be absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal tract burns.
Inhalation: Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterized by headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. Causes respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: May cause liver and kidney damage.