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Document ID (ISN)57924
CIS number 92-742
Year 1991
Convention or series no. IPCS ICSC 3-0155
Title Ethylene oxide
Bibliographic information Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS), World Health Organization, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland, 1991. 2p.
Abstract International chemical safety card. Short term exposure effects: skin absorption; irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory tract, pulmonary oedema; skin burns; frostbite; cataract (delayed effects). Long term exposure effects: dermatitis; skin sensitisation; neurotoxic effects; probably carcinogenic in humans; may cause genetic damage and impair female fertility.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; ILO; IPCS; ethylene oxide; WHO; European Communities; UNEP
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; pulmonary oedema; irritants; carcinogens; UN; fire hazards; skin absorption; cataract; dermatitis; sensitizers; explosion hazards; labelling; storage; frostbite; waste disposal; chemical burns; first aid; chemical hazards; genetic effects; health hazards; data sheet; antifertility effects
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union; WHO
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Ethylene oxide
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures