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Document ID (ISN)64174
CIS number 95-675
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0578-6
Year 1994
Convention or series no. BUA Report 94
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title 1,2-Propylene oxide
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1994. xvii, 122p. approx. 270 ref. Price: DEM 88.00.
Abstract Irritation of the skin and eyes and in some instances eczema have been described on direct exposure to propylene oxide; skin sensitization has also been reported. Human intoxication has been observed after 10 minutes exposure at 1500ppm. Chromosome aberrations have been reported in some workers exposed to propylene oxide and other substances. Propylene oxide is carcinogenic in experimental animals.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; ecotoxicology; propylene oxide; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; eczema; criteria document; permissible levels; animal experiments; chromosome changes; carcinogenic effects; sensitizers
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Ethers
Ethylene oxide
Pollution control