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Document ID (ISN)52293
CIS number 89-1121
Year 1989
Convention or series no. Fiche toxicologique No.70-1989
Title Ethylene oxide
Original title Oxyde d'éthylène [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, 1989. 5p. Bibl.
Abstract Chemical safety information sheet. Exposure limits (France, 1982): TWA = 10mg/m3; ceiling value = 20mg/m3. Extremely flammable gas. Acute toxicity: irritation of skin, eyes and respiratory tract; gastrointestinal and neurological disorders; delayed chemical burns. Chronic toxicity: genetic abnormalities; adverse effects on pregnancy. EEC identification number and labelling codes: No. 603-023-00-X; F+, T; R45, R46, R13, R23, R36/37/38, S53, S3/7/9, S16, S33, S44.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; ethylene oxide; France
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; data sheet; genetic abnormalities; fire hazards; toxicology; explosion hazards; labelling; abortion; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; chemical burns; first aid; personal protective equipment; spills; delayed effects; health hazards; expectant mothers; legislation; sampling and analysis; irritants
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Ethylene oxide