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Document ID (ISN)47164
CIS number 86-1915
ISSN - Serial title 0265-4792 - Safety Practitioner
Year 1986
Convention or series no. Hazard Data Bank Sheet 74
Title Ethanol
Bibliographic information Feb. 1986, Vol.4, No.2, p.36-37. 9 ref.
Abstract Contents of this data sheet on ethanol (ethyl alcohol, or - simply - alcohol): properties; 8-h TWA recommended in the United Kingdom for vapours: 1000ppm, 10-min short-term TWA: 3000ppm); industrial uses; fire hazards and extinguishants to be used; hazardous reactions; toxicity and biological hazards; carcinogenicity (no evidence if used carefully); handling and storage; safety precautions; leakage and spillage; first aid. The dangers of illicit consumption of industrial alcohol are stressed.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; chemical hazards; organic solvents; ethanol
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; acute toxicity; alcoholism; fire hazards; chemical reactions; data sheet; first aid; leakage; chronic toxicity; biological effects; handling and storage
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alcohols
Alcohol and drug abuse