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Document ID (ISN)74668
CIS number 00-339
ISSN - Serial title 0888-1626 - Noticias de seguridad
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Tetrahydrofuran
Original title Tetrahidrofurano [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2000, Vol.62, No.4, insert 4p.
Abstract Tetrahydrofuran is an anaesthetic agent. It causes eye and respiratory tract irritation and can induce headache, nausea, vertigo and skin irritation. The use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, and the medical supervision of exposed workers are recommended. OSHA permissible exposure level: 590mg/m3.
Descriptors (primary) tetrahydrofuran; health hazards; USA; threshold limit values
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; data sheet; anaesthetics; fire hazards; migraine; skin absorption; vertigo; limitation of exposure; elimination of spills; waste disposal; first aid; personal protective equipment; respirators; determination in air; medical supervision; translation; irritants
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Heterocyclic compounds