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Document ID (ISN)109434
CIS number 09-252
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Acetylene
Original title Acetileno [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Consejo Colombiano de Seguridad, Cra. 20 No. 39 - 62, Bogotá D.C., Colombia, [ca 2008]. 4p.
Abstract Chemical safety data sheet for acetylene. The substance is an extremely inflammable dissolved gas with a smell of garlic. It is asphyxiating agent and has an anaesthetic effect at low concentrations. Inhalation can induce sleepiness, vertigo and dizziness, loss of coordination and unconsciousness. In atmospheres with a low concentration of oxygen, it can cause convulsions, respiratory collapse, and lead to death. In the case of repeated exposure, skin contact of liquid acetylene can cause irritation and dermatitis.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; threshold limit values; toxicology; acetylene; Colombia
Descriptors (secondary) asphyxiants; data sheet; fire hazards; chemical reactions; migraine; gas cylinders; handling and storage; transport; explosion hazards; limitation of exposure; first aid; personal protective equipment; spills; environmental pollution; health hazards; anaesthetics
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Occupational exposure limits