|Document ID (ISN)||104435|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||Exposures to glycol ethers: Current situation
||Exposition aux Úthers de glycol: Útat des lieux [in French]|
||May 2005, No.413, p.21-24. Illus.
||Glycol ethers are used in many areas, particularly in paints, but also in inks, varnishes and cutting fluids. Ethylene glycol derivatives (also known as E-series glycol ethers) are known to be genotoxic and to cause reproductive toxicity. Some products are carcinogens. They have been largely replaced by the less toxic propylene glycol derivatives (P-series glycol ethers). This article reviews the current situation with respect to occupational exposures to glycol ethers and examines resulting health hazards. Contents: European classification and regulations; official position of the Consumer Safety Commission regarding the full substitution of the E-series; kidney diseases; view of the chemical industry; recent research findings.
||toxic effects; glycol ethers; cutting fluids; paints; varnishes; inks
||antifertility effects; carcinogens; chemical industry; legal aspects; classification; substitution; teratogenic effects; nephrotoxic effects; endocrine effects; European Union
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures