Skin and eye Acute percutaneous LD50 for rats 911 mg paraquat ion/kg. Irritating to skin and eyes (rabbits). Absorption through intact human skin is minimal; exposures can cause irritation and a delay in the healing of cuts and wounds; can cause temporary damage to nails. Not a skin sensitiser (guinea pigs).
Inhalation No vapour toxicity. Extreme exposure to spray droplets may cause nose bleeding. NOEL (1 y) for dogs 0.65 mg/kg b.w. daily; (2 y) for rats 1.7 mg/kg b.w. daily.