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Document ID (ISN)105024
CIS number 06-517
Year 2006
Convention or series no. ECETOC JACC No.50
Title 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a) (CAS No.811-97-2) (Second edition)
Bibliographic information European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, Ave. E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4, Bte. 6, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2nd ed., Jan. 2006. v, 74p. 136 ref.
Abstract 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (HFC-134a) is a colourless, non-flammable gas that is mainly used to replace hydrochlorofluorocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioning systems. The toxicity of HFC-134a is extremely low in experimental animals and no adverse health effects in humans have been reported. Animal experiments also suggest that the substance does not present a carcinogenic risk to humans at any foreseeable levels of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) criteria document; literature survey
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons