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Document ID (ISN)54324
CIS number 90-1125
ISBN(s) 0-660-13423-3 (En); 0-660-92937-6 (fr)
Year 1989
Convention or series no. CCOHS/CCHST Data Sheet No.45
Title Ethylene oxide
Original title Oxyde d'éthylène [in French]
Bibliographic information Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1H6, Canada, 1989. 12p. 23 ref.
Abstract Chemical hazard summary. Toxicity: strong irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory tract; cataracts; pulmonary oedema; chemical burns; dermatitis; neurotoxic effects (peripheral nerves); suspected human carcinogen (leukaemia, stomach cancer).
Descriptors (primary) carcinogens; ethylene oxide; Canada
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; pulmonary oedema; corrosive substances; irritants; leukaemia; chemical industry; fire hazards; cataract; dermatitis; gastrointestinal cancer; explosion hazards; waste disposal; chemical burns; first aid; personal protective equipment; hospitals; health hazards; data sheet; agricultural chemicals
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ethers
Ethylene oxide