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Document ID (ISN)32067
CIS number 79-1631
ISBN(s) 011-883250-6
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Executive, London.
Title Isocyanates: Toxic hazards and precautions
Bibliographic information Guidance Note EH 16, H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, Feb. 1979. 7p. Price: ú0.30.
Abstract This guidance note gives information on: properties; chemical formulae; TLVs (0.02ppm for toluene diisocyanate and diphenylmethane diisocyanate, and other aromatic isocyanates, 0.01ppm for isophorone diisocyanate, in the United Kingdom); determination of environmental levels; toxic effects; handling of isocyanates; protective clothing; medical supervision of workers and first aid; statutory requirements; descriptive list of 5 types of isocyanate compounds and of 5 other isocyanates; industrial uses; toxic hazards and precautions to be taken in manufacturing processes for foam block, flexible foam (flame bonding), moulded articles, polyurethane foam, etc.) and use of urethane rubbers, polyurethane paints and lacquers, printing inks, adhesives, and foundry core binders.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; toxic substances; isocyanates
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; diphenylmethane diisocyanate; isophorone diisocyanate; 2,4-tolylene diisocyanate; data sheet; safe working methods; legislation; determination in air; medical supervision; health hazards
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Isocyanates
Cyano compounds