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C-FERST Issue Profile: Naphthalene

Naphthalene is the chemical used in mothballs. Short-term exposure to naphthalene by breathing it, ingesting it or touching it can lead to damage to the liver, blood, nervous system or eyes. Long-term exposure to naphthalene can cause eye damage. EPA has classified naphthalene as a chemical that could cause cancer.

To learn more about napthalene exposure risks, see the resources below.