|Document ID (ISN)||105571|
|Convention or series no.
||Bilan de connaissances B-068
||Bégin D., Moumen M., Gérin M.
||The substitution of solvents with benzyl alcohol
||La substitution des solvants par l'alcool benzylique [in French]|
||Institut de recherche Robert Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2005. v, 33p. 139 ref. Price: CAD 6.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/B-068.pdf [in French]
||This report analyses published data on the occupational safety and health and environmental aspects of benzyl alcohol. It aims to provide guidance for industrial hygienists and other safety and health specialists on its possible use as a substitute for traditional solvents. It is concluded that, given the low toxicity of benzyl alcohol in humans and in the environment, it constitutes an acceptable replacement for more toxic solvents such as dichloromethane. However, adequate ventilation is recommended, in particular if products containing benzyl alcohol are sprayed or heated. The use of protective gloves and glasses is also recommended.
||Quebec; benzyl alcohol; substitution; organic solvents; toxicology
||literature survey; Canada; report; elimination of spills; criteria document; personal protective equipment; ecotoxicology; health hazards; first aid
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)