|Document ID (ISN)||76085|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive
||Chemical hazard alert notice - Phenol
||HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, June 2000. 3p.
||This guidance note provides information on the health effects of exposure to phenol. In view of the information now available, the HSC is studying the possible withdrawal of the current exposure limits from 2001. Phenol is used as a starting material for the production of a variety of chemicals, mostly for the production of phenolic resins. It is corrosive and can be absorbed by the skin; diluted preparation may cause chemical burns or skin irritation. It can be genotoxic. Exposure to phenol should be controlled by a combination of engineering, process and control measures (ventilation, personal protective equipment).
||phenol; health hazards; chemical hazards; United Kingdom
||threshold limit values; skin absorption; caustic substances; skin diseases; data sheet; chemical burns; personal protective equipment; genetic effects; ventilation
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Phenols and phenolic compounds