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Document ID (ISN)18730
CIS number 73-886
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Egorov J.L.
Title Maximum allowable concentrations of a series of aliphatic alcohols in the workplace atmosphere
Original title Predel'no dopustimye koncentracii rjada alifatičeskih spirtov v vozduhe rabočej zony [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1972, Vol.50, No.9, p.17-22. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract Description of animal experiments to determine the toxic action of fatty alcohols on the central nervous system, by the use of new methods (electroretinography, determination of retinocortical time with electroretinogram and electroencephalogram recordings). On the basis of the results obtained - which are presented in graph form - the authors propose a MAC of 5mg/m3 for methyl alcohol and of 10mg/m3 for propyl, butyl and amyl alcohol.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; threshold limit values; diseases of central nervous system; aliphatic alcohols; USSR
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; amyl alcohol; methanol; propanols; butyl alcohol; toxic substances; experimental determination; electrodiagnosis; electroencephalography; electrooculography; animal experiments; description of technique; workplaces
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Alcohols
Occupational exposure limits