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Document ID (ISN)39700
CIS number 83-725
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Title Hazard alert - 2-Methoxy ethanol (ethylene glycol monomethyl ether); 2-ethoxy ethanol (ethylene glycol monoethyl ether) - Suspect reproductive hazards
Bibliographic information ACTU/VTHC Occupational Health and Safety Unit, Trades Hall, Box 93, Carlton South, 3053, Vic., Australia; Health and Safety Bulletin, Oct. 1982, No.20, 6p. 9 ref.
Abstract Recent evidence suggests that these compounds may pose severe reproductive hazards to occupationally exposed workers (sterility or reduced fertility in men, menstrual disorders in women; birth deformities due to exposure of men or women). Details are given of health effects (blood and central nervous system); reproductive and teratogenic effects (review of studies); workers at risk; Australian Council of Trade Unions recommendations (information by employers on the use of these substances; use of substitutes; if no substitutes are available, reduction of exposure to the lowest technically feasible level using total engineering containment; supply of full protective clothing as an interim measure).
Descriptors (primary) ethoxyethanol; methoxyethanol; antifertility effects
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; glycol ethers; haematotoxic effects; sterility; menstrual disorders; teratogens
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Glycol ethers
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures