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Document ID (ISN)54325
CIS number 90-1126
Year 1988
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.89-104
Title Ethylene oxide, potential human carcinogen
Bibliographic information 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.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; ethylene oxide; USA
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Ethers
Ethylene oxide