This heavy duty industrial solvent is used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes, including as a lacquer diluent, rubber solvent, and various other solvent functions. Lactol spirits are comprised of a light aliphatic solvent naphtha (petroleum), cyclohexane, heptanes, methylcyclohexane, toluene, and octanes.While extremely effective as a solvent for industrial processes and manufacturing, lactol spirits also expose workers to numerous health hazards and safety risks. As a highly toxic substance, the handling and use of lactol spirits requires universal precautions for skin, eyes, and respiration even in low concentrations. Lactol spirits are also extremely flammable, and even vapors of lactol spirits can cause flash fires or explosions. Any and all contact or exposure to lactol spirits should be kept to a minimum, as prolonged exposure can have long-lasting or permanent side effects such as damage to the lungs, mucous membranes, central nervous system, and may also have harmful effects on the liver, heart, kidneys, and reproductive organs.