|Document ID (ISN)||65931|
|Convention or series no.
||BUA Reports 81 and 82
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
||Formic acid, formates. Diethylene glycol bis(chloroformate)
||S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1995. vi, 99p. Bibl.ref.
||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.
||formates; diethyleneglycol-bis-chlorocarbonate; ecotoxicology; formic acid; toxicology; Germany
||toxic effects; literature survey; irritants; calcium formate; sodium formate; corneal damage; criteria document; hyperaemia; necrosis; permissible levels; legislation; translation; caustic substances
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Esters and salts