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

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)100044
CIS number 02-1072
Year 1992
Convention or series no. Fiche toxicologique No.70
Title Ethylene oxide
Original title Oxyde d'éthylène [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, CD-ROM CD 613, May 2000. Rev.ed. 5p. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Chemical safety information sheet. Update of data sheet already summarized in CIS 89-1121. Acute and subacute toxicity: eye and respiratory tract irritation; cyanosis; dyspnoea; pulmonary oedema; digestive disorders; neurological disorders; chemical burns; sensitive motor polyneuritis; cataract; genotoxic, carcinogenic and teratogenic effects. Exposure limits: TWA (France) = 10mg/m3 (5ppm); ceiling value = 20mg/m3 (10ppm); TWA (USA) = 1ppm (ACGIH 1991). EEC number and mandatory labelling codes: No.603-023-00-X; F+, T, R45, R46, R13, R23, R36/37/38, S53, S3/7/9, S16, S33, S44. The complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM has been analysed under CIS 01-201.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; ethylene oxide; France; carcinogens
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; pulmonary oedema; irritants; fire hazards; toxicology; cataract; hypoxia; explosion hazards; labelling; abortion; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; chemical burns; first aid; personal protective equipment; spills; genetic effects; teratogenic effects; delayed effects; health hazards; legislation; sampling and analysis; 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
Ethylene oxide
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures