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Document ID (ISN)55821
CIS number 91-925
ISBN(s) 92-4-157117-9
Year 1990
Convention or series no. Environmental Health Criteria 117
International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS)
Title Methyl isobutyl ketone
Bibliographic information World Health Organization, Distribution and Sales Service, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1990. 79p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 11.00 (in developing countries: CHF 7.70).
Abstract Short-term exposure to methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) at levels of 10-410mg/m3 has been found to produce irritation of either the eyes, the nose or the throat, and symptoms such as headache, nausea and vertigo. In a single report concerning long-term occupational exposure, workers complained of weakness, loss of appetite, headache, eye irritation, stomach-ache, nausea, vomiting and sore throat. Prolonged contact with MIBK caused irritation and flaking of the skin. It is recommended that atmospheric levels of MIBK should be kept below the occupational exposure limits. Detailed summaries in French and Spanish.
Descriptors (primary) WHO; hexone; environmental pollution; organic solvents; hazard evaluation; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; ILO; criteria document; UNEP; irritation; IPCS
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Environmental pollution