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Document ID (ISN)56215
CIS number 91-1115
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
National Board of Labour Protection (Finland)
Title Ethylene oxide
Bibliographic information International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS), International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1989. 2p.
Abstract Translation into English of the chemical safety information sheet described in CIS 87-818. Ethylene oxide is an extremely flammable, very toxic gas (LD50 = 330mg/kg; TLV = 90mg/m3). The gas is very irritating to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes. It causes coughing, nausea, vertigo, eczema and damage to the eyes. The liquid can cause chemical burns. The gas is very explosive. Mandatory European labelling: F, T, R13, R26, S9, S16, S33, S45.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; ethylene oxide; flammable gases; Finland
Descriptors (secondary) flammable limits; data sheet; flashpoints; autoignition temperature; chemical reactions; toxicology; inhalation; explosion hazards; labelling; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; first aid; personal protective equipment; short-term exposure; long-term exposure; health hazards; translation; fire hazards
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Ethylene oxide