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Document ID (ISN)104262
CIS number 05-514
ISSN - Serial title 1231-868X - Podstawy i Metody Oceny Środowiska Pracy
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Piotrowski J., Szymańska J.
Title Cyclohexanol
Original title Cykloheksanol [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2002, Vol.33, No.3, p.5-20. 39 ref.
Abstract Cyclohexanol is mostly used as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of adipic acid. Information on the toxicity of cyclohexanol in humans is fragmentary. Acute exposures are characterized by irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Among workers of a caprolactam-producing plant exposed by inhalation for a long period, nonspecific disorders of the autonomic nervous system were observed. The proposed maximum admissible concentration for cyclohexanol is based on the toxic effects on the male reproduction system in experimental animals, which is considered to be the critical effect. In the present document, the proposed threshold limit value (time-weighted average) for cyclohexanol is set at 10mg/m3.
Descriptors (primary) Poland; health hazards; toxicology; cyclohexanol
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; literature survey; threshold limit values; antifertility effects; irritants; autonomic nervous system; skin absorption; permissible levels; animal experiments; determination of exposure limits; criteria document; chemical industry
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
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures