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Document ID (ISN)105411
CIS number 06-757
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Ethylene oxide
Original title Oxido de etileno [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Consejo Colombiano de Seguridad, Carrera 20, No.39-62, 6839 Bogotß, Colombia, 2006. 4p. Illus.
Abstract Chemical safety data sheet for ethylene oxide. The substance is an extremely flammable gas. Inhalation exposure to high concentrations may be fatal (asphyxia and pulmonary oedema). Exposure to lower concentrations may cause narcotic effects and symptoms such as vertigo, headache, nausea and loss of coordination. Effects may be delayed. The substance may also cause cyanosis and loss of the sense of smell. Contact with the eyes may cause irritation and conjunctivitis. Effects on the skin include sensitization, irritation and dermatitis. The substance can be absorbed by the skin causing effects on the nervous system. The substance is suspected of causing carcinogenic and reproductive effects in humans. ACGIH threshold limit value 1ppm (TWA).
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; ethylene oxide; toxicology; Colombia
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; pulmonary oedema; irritants; skin absorption; hypoxia; dermatitis; labelling; conjunctivitis; loss of smell; personal protective equipment; genetic effects; teratogenic effects; narcotic effects; delayed effects; data sheet; threshold limit values
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Ethylene oxide