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Document ID (ISN)104256
CIS number 05-508
ISSN - Serial title 1231-868X - Podstawy i Metody Oceny Środowiska Pracy
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Konieczko K., Czerczak S.
Title 3-Methyl-1-butanol
Original title 3-Metylobutan-1-ol [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.31, No.1, p.79-98. 41 ref.
Abstract Animal experiments show isoamyl alcohol (3-methyl-1-butanol) to be an irritant to mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes. Exposure to isoamyl alcohol can produce corneal damage. Following exposure at high concentrations, it produced narcosis. Human volunteers complained of slight throat irritation at 360mg/m3 and of ocular and upper respiratory tract irritation after exposure at 540mg/m3 for three to five minutes. Based on these human data, the Polish Expert Group for Chemical Agents established a threshold limit value (8-hour time-weighted average) of 200mg/m3, and a short-term exposure limit value of 400mg/m3.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; health hazards; toxicology; isoamyl alcohol
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; irritants; corneal damage; criteria document; animal experiments; determination of exposure limits; narcotic effects; permissible levels
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alcohols