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Document ID (ISN)104905
CIS number 06-256
ISBN(s) 92-4-153064-2
Year 2005
Convention or series no. CICAD No.64
Author(s) Copestake P., Heath M.
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals (IOMC)
Title Butyl acetates
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 2005. iv, 49p. Illus. 180 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) IPCS; ecotoxicology; toxicology; butyl acetate
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; ILO; UNEP; criteria document; IARC; isobutyl acetate; sec-butyl acetate; tert-butyl acetate; WHO
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Esters and salts
Pollution control