The salt is a corrosive irritant poison when taken internally.
A good palliative is sweet oil; this will allay any corrosive irritation of the throat and stomach, and at the same time cause vomiting.
The post-mortem appearances will be those of corrosive poisoning.
Boiled linseed-oil is employed as a non-corrosive coating preceding the application of the lead and iron oxide paints.
The use of corrosive sublimate is not, however, recommended, as it forms on drying a fine powder which when the plants are handled will rub off and, being carried into the air, may prove injurious to workers.