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Document ID (ISN)55150
CIS number 91-241
ISBN(s) 0-85295-234-1
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Title Chlorine toxicity monograph - updated version
Bibliographic information The Institution of Chemical Engineers, 165-171 Railway Terrace, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 3HQ, United Kingdom, 1989. 44p. Illus. Bibl.
Abstract Conclusions of this updated review of chlorine toxicity: while there is little direct evidence on fatal concentration levels to humans, results from animal experiments provide a basis for predicting effects on humans. Animal data suggest that an average lethal concentration for 50% of healthy people would be around 400ppm for 30 minutes. Additional data cover chlorine toxicity criteria for hazard assessment and results of a special study on chlorine toxicity carried out in the Netherlands.
Descriptors (primary) chlorine; chemical hazards; hazard evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; Netherlands; United Kingdom; case study; criteria document; lethal concentration 50; health hazards; statistical evaluation; animal experiments
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Inorganic substances