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Document ID (ISN)102216
CIS number 03-1326
Year 2002
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5014
Author(s) Laudet-Hesbert A., Lefevre B., Mahieu C., Triolet J., Dornier G.
Title Glycol ethers
Original title Les Úthers de glycol [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Feb. 2002. 4p. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/htm/les_ethers_de_glycol.html [in French]
Abstract Despite being present in numerous industrial environments, certain glycol ethers are nonetheless hazardous. By proving an overview of the physical and chemical properties of glycol ethers, their risks to health and the existing regulatory measures for managing these risks, the objective of this information sheet is to present the knowledge required for good risk management in a concise form. Contents: chemical structures, properties and uses of glycol ethers; animal experiments; risks to humans (routes of exposure, toxicology, results of epidemiological studies); protective measures. The classification of the main glycol ethers according to Directive 67/548/EEC (see CIS 92-23) as well as the average exposure limit values are presented in tabular form. Boxes include a glossary of the common abbreviations of the main glycol ethers, as well as research and publications of the INRS.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; paint and varnish industry; France; screen printing; printed circuits; harmful substances; glycol ethers
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiological aspects; legal aspects; toxicology; safety guides; animal experiments; classification; data sheet; labelling
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Glycol ethers
Printing, photography and photocopying industry