What should I know about ethyl chloride before using it?

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Ethyl chloride is packaged in metal or glass containers under pressure. It is flammable, so it should be kept away from open flames, hot surfaces, electrical or high-frequency equipment. Ideally, it should be stored at room temperature. Ethyl chloride should not be sprayed into the eyes or inhaled, and should only be handled by a professional health care provider. Avoid using it on broken skin or near mucous membranes.