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Document ID (ISN)55516
CIS number 91-582
ISBN(s) 0-11-885437-2
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Turner R.M., Fairhurst S.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Toxicology of substances in relation to major hazards: Hydrogen fluoride
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1990. 10p. 15 ref. Price: GBP 3.00.
Abstract This review examines the "dangerous toxic load" (DTL) for hydrogen fluoride, in accordance with the principles of toxicological assessment described in the HSE publication "Assessment of the toxicity of major hazard substances" (see CIS 90-1985). Contents: physicochemical properties of hydrogen fluoride; toxicological data available in humans and animals; derivation of DTL. Tables show LC50 values for hydrogen fluoride in animals and observations from single exposure inhalation studies in animals. A DTL value of 2,400,000ppm2 min is suggested for use in risk analyses.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; hydrofluoric acid; health hazards; hazard evaluation; major hazards; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; criteria document; lethal concentration 50; 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
Toxicology
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Inorganic substances
Major hazards