|Document ID (ISN)||104652|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1231-868X - Podstawy i Metody Oceny Środowiska Pracy
|Convention or series no.
||Rydzyński K., Kuchowicz E.
||Bromine pentafluoride: Documentation of maximum admissible values for occupational exposure
||Pentafluorek bromu: Dokumentacja proponowanych wartości dopuszczalnych wielkości narażenia zawodowego [in Polish]|
||2005, Vol.43, No.1, p.117-127. 10 ref.
||Bromine pentafluoride is a colourless or light yellow liquid. The material has a chemical reactivity similar to that of elemental fluorine. At temperatures above its boiling point, it is a colourless, pungent, and corrosive gas. Contact of the liquid or vapour with the skin or eyes causes painful, deep- seated, long-lasting burns. Relatively short exposures at high concentrations cause serious lung injury similar to that seen in phosgene-exposed individuals (e.g., pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, atelectasis, bronchitis); lower concentrations cause watering of the eyes and difficulty in breathing within a few minutes. Based on the toxicological analogy of bromine pentafluoride with hydrogen fluoride, the maximum exposure limit (maximum admissible concentration) for bromine pentafluoride has been established at 0.5 mg/m3. Based on the results obtained from clinical studies of human exposure to hydrogen fluoride, a short-term exposure limit of 1 mg/m3 is proposed.
||toxic effects; bromine pentafluoride; toxicology; threshold limit values
||irritants; Poland; caustic substances; pulmonary fibrosis; lung diseases; atelectasis; emphysema; bronchitis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational exposure limits
Halogens and their inorganic compounds