Potassium Permanganate, or permanganate for short, is a highly toxic organic compound containing potassium and a variety of other chemicals.
Potassium Permanganate is commonly used as a paint stripper and in various industrial processes because it produces a white paste like substance that makes removal of stains easier. However, when exposed to water, this chemical compound can produce chlorotriazole which is a highly toxic chemical.
This is why this type of dangerous chemical compounds is widely used by industrial companies and home-owners alike. When exposed to this compound, chlorotriazoles can cause pulmonary edema, which is a condition where fluid builds up in the lungs. It can also cause lung cancer, lung congestion, chest pains, nausea and vomiting. In extremely rare cases, people have died after being exposed to chlorotriazoles from a mixture of the compound.
Kimberly Clark Corporation, an industrial manufacturer, found out how dangerous this chemical can be after conducting its own research and testing on the chemicals. After conducting tests on their workers, they discovered that many of them had developed serious illnesses including mesothelioma. The company concluded that these illnesses were caused by exposure to potassium permanganate.
A study conducted by Kimberly Clark Corporation in 2020 showed that the chemicals produced by the permanganate was carcinogenic. Researchers used mice and found that they developed tumors after being exposed to this chemical for five months.
The researchers then compared the tumor growths of the mice that were exposed to the chemicals with those that were not exposed. They determined that those mice exposed to the chemicals developed twice the number of tumors as the other mice.
Other studies by other scientists have also confirmed that potassium permanganate can cause cancer. A study conducted by the University of Manchester in Britain determined that the chemical is carcinogenic in all animal tests conducted. Scientists who conducted this study determined that when chlorotriazoles are introduced into the body, the cancerous properties of potassium permanganate can start acting against these chemicals.
The compound can penetrate through the skin and into the human cells. Once inside the cells, the compound mutates causing mutations. These mutations in the DNA can lead to cancerous tumors in the tissues of the body. This means that it is not just chlorotriazoles that you are dealing with, but a wide array of toxins.
This conclusion is supported by the results of a study performed in Japan in 2020. A study published by the University of Tokyo found that permanganate causes cancerous tumors in mice by changing the chromosomes and creating mutations which result in malignant tumors. The tumors caused by the substance mimic the characteristics of breast cancer cells and they were resistant to chemotherapy.
Although chlorotriazoles have been banned in the U.K., it still exists in many countries worldwide.
Permanganate still has its place as an industrial paint stripper, but it must be avoided.
Potassium permanganate can also cause health problems if it gets into the body. When large amounts of the chemical are inhaled, the substance is absorbed into the blood stream where it is excreted into the lungs. However, if large enough quantities of potassium permanganate get into the liver or kidneys, they may build up in these organs causing kidney failure or cancer.
In addition to forming cancerous tumors, the chemicals found in the permanganate can also cause other health problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and cramps. and chest pain. If the body absorbs enough potassium permanganate, it can also affect the brain functioning making it hard to think clearly.
Some scientists believe that the chemicals formed by the compound can cause cancer from the way they break down as well as the way they are eliminated. These waste products are carried through the blood and can remain in the blood for years. If these waste products are not eliminated, they can build up in the brain.
The carcinogenic properties of this chemical can occur in both the liver and the kidneys, which is why some experts believe that the compound has several carcinogenic properties. It is extremely toxic to both the liver and kidney. Because of these effects, scientists recommend that anyone who has had contact with chlorotriazoles contact a doctor right away.