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Document ID (ISN)69944
CIS number 97-1652
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1443-3
Year 1997
Convention or series no. Guidance Note EH 65/32
Author(s) Smith A.J., et al.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
Title Glutaraldehyde - Criteria document for an occupational exposure limit
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1997. v, 57p. 140 ref. Price: GBP 10.00.
Abstract Main conclusions of this criteria document: glutaraldehyde is a skin irritant at concentrations of 2-10%; animal studies indicate that the substance would cause severe eye irritation in humans; there are reports of upper respiratory tract irritation; glutaraldehyde is a skin sensitizer in humans; concentrations as low as 0.13% have induced allergic contact dermatitis; there is evidence that the substance has the potential to cause asthma. Proposed maximum exposure limit: 0.05ppm (8h TWA); 0.05ppm (15min reference period); notation - sensitizer.
Descriptors (primary) glutaraldehyde; limitation of exposure; toxicology; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; sensitization dermatitis; criteria document; sensitizers; asthma
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes