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ID (ISN) del documento61647
Número CIS 94-295
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1993
Número de serie
Autor(es) Lin C.K., Chen R.Y.
Título Survey of glycol ether use in Taiwan, 1991
Información bibliográfica July 1993, Vol.24, No.1, p.101-108. 9 ref.
Resumen Recently, E-series glycol ethers have been found to show reproductive and teratogenic toxicity, and throughout much of the world they are being replaced by the so-called P-series glycol ethers. In responding to the impact of the worldwide transition from E- to P-series glycol ethers, the current status of glycol ether use in Taiwan was studied. This study found that large quantities of E-series glycol ethers were imported and used in Taiwan. The best estimates are: 2-ME, 2,500 tons; 2-EE, 1,200 tons; 2-EEA, 5,000-8,000 tons; 2-BE, 8,000 tons annually in 1991. For P-series glycol ethers, only about 2,500 tons are being used. Lack of knowledge about the potential toxic effects of the E-series glycol ethers is very common among users, regulatory agencies, academic institutes, and the general public. It is hoped that the results of this study, along with educational efforts, government regulations, and provision of technical services, will help prevent Taiwan becoming a dumping site for these toxic chemicals.
Descriptores (primarios) Taiwan (China); propilenoglicol; substancias tóxicas; etilenglicol
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos esterilizantes; paises en desarrollo; efectos teratogénicos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaTaiwan (China)
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Alcohols
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Glycols