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Document ID (ISN)65931
CIS number 96-279
ISBN(s) 3-7776-0685-5
Year 1995
Convention or series no. BUA Reports 81 and 82
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Formic acid, formates. Diethylene glycol bis(chloroformate)
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1995. vi, 99p. Bibl.ref.
Abstract Conclusions of these criteria documents, translations of reports finalized in June 1991: formic acid on the skin and in the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose, larynx and gastrointestinal tract may cause hyperaemia, oedema, blistering, necrosis and corneal clouding in the eyes in humans. Severe local corrosion of the gastrointestinal tract and systemic effects have been described following oral intake. Textile factory employees exposed to mean airborne levels of 15ppm suffered nausea. Diethylene glycol bis(chloroformate) is of moderate acute toxicity in mammals; the liquid causes irritation of the skin and eyes.
Descriptors (primary) formates; diethyleneglycol-bis-chlorocarbonate; ecotoxicology; formic acid; toxicology; Germany
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; calcium formate; sodium formate; corneal damage; criteria document; hyperaemia; necrosis; permissible levels; legislation; translation; caustic substances
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) Esters and salts
Pollution control