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Document ID (ISN)76954
CIS number 01-977
ISSN - Serial title 0888-1626 - Noticias de seguridad
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Title Ethylene oxide
Original title Ëxido de etileno [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2001, Vol.63, No.4, 5p. Insert.
Abstract Chemical safety information sheet published by the Consejo Interamericano de Seguridad, 33 Park Place, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA. Exposure limits: 1ppm (OSHA); 0.18mg/m3 or 0.1ppm and max. 9mg/m3 or 5ppm for 10min (NIOSH); 2mg/m3 or 1ppm A2 (ACGIH). Exposure routes: inhalation and ingestion. Acute toxicity: nausea, headache; vomiting; drowsiness; coordination disorders; irritation of the eyes, throat and respiratory tract; chemical burns; oedema; severe skin diseases. Chronic toxicity: skin sensitization; loss of smell; peripheral neuropathy; anaemia; platelet chromosomal changes; increased abortion; leukaemia; stomach cancer.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; health hazards; ethylene oxide; USA
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; sensitization; leukaemia; fire hazards; migraine; vomiting; dermatitis; gastrointestinal cancer; explosion hazards; labelling; abortion; storage; loss of smell; limitation of exposure; elimination of spills; waste disposal; chemical burns; first aid; personal protective equipment; respirators; haematological effects; neurological effects; determination in air; medical supervision; translation; data sheet; irritants
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Ethers
Ethylene oxide