ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)64412
CIS number 95-1033
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0616-2
Year 1994
Convention or series no. BUA Report 92
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Ethylene glycol
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1994. xvii, 139p. Bibl.ref. Price: DEM 88.00.
Abstract There are numerous reports of ethylene glycol poisoning in humans in which the kidneys proved to be the target organ; neurotoxic and cardiopulmonary effects have also been observed following poisoning. The substance has a strong irritative effect. Animal studies indicate that ethylene glycol has a low acute toxicity; general symptoms are depression of the central nervous system and kidney damage; no mutagenic or carcinogenic effects have been observed; embryotoxic and teratogenic effects have been demonstrated at very high doses.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; ecotoxicology; toxicology; ethylene glycol
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; poisoning; literature survey; criteria document; renal dysfunction; permissible levels; animal experiments; irritants
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) Alcohols
Pollution control