|Document ID (ISN)||54325|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.89-104
||Ethylene oxide, potential human carcinogen
||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Divison of Standards Development and Technology Transfer, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati OH 45226, USA, 1988. 6p.
||Chemical safety information sheet taken from the newly revised edition of the NIOSH publication "Occupational Safety and Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards". Exposure limits: OSHA PEL (8h-TWA) = 2mg/m3; NIOSH REL (10min ceiling value) = 9mg/m3; ACGIH TLV (8h-TWA; A2 carcinogen) = 2mg/m3. Odour threshold = 430ppm. Toxicity: irritation of skin, eyes and respiratory tract; neurotoxic effects (peripheral nerves); chemical burns; skin sensitisation; dermatitis; stomach cancer; leukaemia; miscarriage.
||threshold limit values; ethylene oxide; USA
||neurotoxic effects; data sheet; leukaemia; respiratory diseases; dermatitis; sensitizers; gastrointestinal cancer; abortion; odour threshold; elimination of spills; waste disposal; chemical burns; first aid; personal protective equipment; respirators; health hazards; determination in air; medical supervision; medical examinations; irritants
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits