|Document ID (ISN)||60717|
|Convention or series no.
||EUR 14384 EN
||Elvestad K., Hansen L.E., Jelnes J.E.
Commission of the European Communities
||Occupational exposure limits. Criteria document for diethyl ether
||Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1993. v, 20p. Illus. 51 ref. Price ECU 6.00.
||Review of the available literature on the toxicology of diethyl ether. The substance has a very low acute toxicity in animals and humans. Direct exposure to concentrations of about 100,000ppm induces human anaesthesia, and about 15,000ppm is the lowest anaesthetic concentration. Human volunteers exposed to 200ppm claimed irritation of the nose but not of the throat or eyes. Prolonged contact with the liquid may cause skin or eye irritation.
||European Communities; organic solvents; toxicology; diethyl ether
||toxic effects; literature survey; criteria document; limitation of exposure; narcotic effects; irritants
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||European Union|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)