One of my supervisors told me that acetone, once absorbed into the skin, gets filtered out of your bloodstream by your liver, where it will sit the rest of your life. Being as how I work with acetone on a daily basis here at work, I am somewhat concerned. At the same time I have a hard time believing that this acetone is constantly building up in my liver never to be expelled. If it is true how come you never hear of some one dying from too much acetone in their liver.


Acetone is metabolized in your liver, not stored there. It doesn’t get stored anywhere in your body. This URL should tell you more than you want to know about the subject:

::Enters room, looks around, sees previous post::

Aw, nuts!

::Tucks chemistry degree under arm and exits::