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Document ID (ISN)56375
CIS number 91-1250
Year 1990
Convention or series no. ATSDR/TP-90/16
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Title Toxicological profile for ethylene oxide
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA, Dec. 1990. 109p. Illus. 276 ref.
Abstract The main health effects following inhalation exposure are central nervous system depression and irritation of the eyes and mucous membranes. Dermal contact results in skin burns, and corneal burns and cataracts have also been reported. Ethylene oxide is clearly a carcinogen in animals, and human epidemiological studies have shown limited evidence of carcinogenic effects in occupationally exposed populations. Adverse reproductive effects have been observed in animal studies but there is no clear evidence of these in humans. Glossary.
Descriptors (primary) USA; toxicology; health hazards; toxicity evaluation; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; antifertility effects; eye irritation; irritation; cataract; criteria document; exposure evaluation; chemical burns; neurological effects; carcinogenic effects; glossary; limitation of exposure
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Ethylene oxide