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Document ID (ISN)66521
CIS number 96-905
ISBN(s) 3-527-28559-8
Year 1993
Convention or series no. BUA Report 6
Author(s)
Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) - Advisory Committee on Existing Chemicals of Environmental Relevance (BUA)
Title Dichloromethane
Bibliographic information S. Hirzel Verlag, P.O. Box 10 10 61, 70009 Stuttgart, Germany, 1993. xiv, 82p. 334 ref.
Abstract Conclusions of this criteria document, translation of a report finalized in November 1986: the main effects of acute exposure to dichloromethane in humans are central nervous system depression and an increase in the carboxyhaemoglobin level in the blood; these affects are reversible. Chronic exposure also causes central nervous system depression. Carcinogenic effects have been observed in experimental animals, but there is no indication of carcinogenicity in humans.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; toxicology; dichloromethane; ecotoxicology
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; neurotoxic effects; literature survey; criteria document; permissible levels; legislation; translation; central nervous system
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) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Pollution control