ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)77608
CIS number 01-1618
Year 2000
Convention or series no. Fiche toxicologique No.184
Title Chloroethylene
Original title Chloroéthylène [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Rev.ed., CD-ROM CD 613, June 2001. 5p. 21 ref.
Abstract Chemical safety information sheet. Synonym: vinyl chloride. Acute toxicity: effects on the central nervous system; irritation of the skin and respiratory tract; spills may cause reversible corneal damage. Chronic toxicity: carcinogenic effects; skin and bone damage; Raynaud's phenomenon; scleroderma; digestive symptoms; liver damage; haematopoietic effects; impairment of the respiratory function; chromosome changes. Exposure limits (France): TWA max. 1ppm for equipment commissioned after 1st September 1980, max. 3ppm for equipment commissioned prior to that date; alarm value = 5ppm. Complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM analysed under CIS 01-201.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; vinyl chloride; France; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) mutagenic effects; skin injuries; irritants; scleroderma; hepatic damage; fire hazards; toxicology; Raynaud's phenomenon; bone lesions; explosion hazards; labelling; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; first aid; personal protective equipment; spills; haematological effects; neurological effects; health hazards; legislation; sampling and analysis; respiratory impairment; data sheet; dangerous substances
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures