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Document ID (ISN)106721
CIS number 07-644
ISSN - Serial title 1231-868X - Podstawy i Metody Oceny Środowiska Pracy
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Skowroń J.
Title 2-Methylnaphthalene: Documentation of maximum admissible values for occupational exposure
Original title 2-Metylonaftalen: Dokumentacja dopuszczalnych wielkości narażenia zawodowego [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.47, No.1, p.185-204. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract 2-Methylnaphthalene (2-MN) is a white solid that evaporates easily. It is used with 1-methylnaphthalene to make other chemicals such as dyes, resins, leather tanning agents and insecticides. It is also a component of many commonly used commercial solvent mixtures. 2-MN can enter the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and mucous membranes. In animal experiments, the lowest-observed-adverse-effect level (LOAEL) was set at 87.5 mg/kg and a maximum exposure limit (MAC) for humans was established as 25 mg/m3. Because of the irritant effect, the MAC-STEL value was established at 50 mg/m3. The notations I (irritation) and Sk (skin absorption) should also be included.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; 2-methylnaphthalene; Poland; threshold limit values
Descriptors (secondary) skin absorption; irritants
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Occupational exposure limits