|Document ID (ISN)||107361|
|Convention or series no.
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
||Phenol - Health and safety guide
||World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1994. 31p. Illus. 9 ref.
||http://www.inchem.org/documents/hsg/hsg/hsg88_e.htm [in English]
||This document provides practical guidance on the application of exposure limitation guidelines contained in Environmental Health Criteria 161 (see CIS 98-1403). Contents: identity and uses of phenol; human health hazards; health surveillance and first aid; safety in storage and use; environmental hazards; summary of chemical safety information for use in the workplace; current regulations and guidelines. Phenol is corrosive to the skin and may be absorbed by the skin; it causes eye irritation or corrosion; inhalation causes inflammation and oedema in the respiratory system and central nervous system depression. Repeated exposure may cause dermatitis and liver and kidney damage.
||phenol; health hazards; health engineering; IPCS
||disposal of harmful waste; data sheet; ILO; UNEP; WHO; hepatic damage; skin absorption; caustic substances; renal damage; dermatitis; labelling; storage; permissible levels; first aid; containment of spills; fire protection; neurological effects; legislation; central nervous system
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||WHO|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Phenols and phenolic compounds