|Document ID (ISN)||104905|
|Convention or series no.
||Copestake P., Heath M.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2005. iv, 49p. Illus. 180 ref.
||This criteria document evaluates the health and environmental effects of n-butyl, isobutyl, sec-butyl and tert-butyl acetates. Main conclusions: occupational exposure to butyl acetate particles and vapour may occur in workplaces involving painting, printing, lacquering or gluing; human studies indicate that inhalation exposure to n-butyl acetate may cause slight irritation to the eyes, nose and throat; sensitivity to odour occurs at much lower concentrations than those at which irritation is reported; only very limited data are available on the human health effects of the other isomers. Based on limited data for n-butyl acetate, a tolerable concentration of 0.4mg/m3 has been derived. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
||IPCS; ecotoxicology; toxicology; butyl acetate
||toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; ILO; UNEP; criteria document; IARC; isobutyl acetate; sec-butyl acetate; tert-butyl acetate; WHO
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom; WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Esters and salts