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Document ID (ISN)107361
CIS number 07-1412
ISBN(s) 92-4-151088-9
Year 1994
Convention or series no. HSG 88
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Phenol - Health and safety guide
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1994. 31p. Illus. 9 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) phenol; health hazards; health engineering; IPCS
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceWHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Phenols and phenolic compounds