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Document ID (ISN)77146
CIS number 01-1138
ISSN - Serial title 0373-1944 - Travail et sÚcuritÚ
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goris A.M.
Title Industries drive out glycol ethers
Original title Des industriels chassent les Úthers de glycol [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1998, No.577, p.14-28. Illus.
Abstract Glycol ethers are widely used in industry and are present in numerous degreasing agents, cooling fluids, paints and adhesives. In light of the carcinogenic and mutagenic risks and of the reproductive toxicity of certain glycol ethers, the preferred approach to reduce worker exposure is to avoid their use and adopt substitute materials. The collection of articles describes the practical experiences of two manufacturers, one of electrical equipment, the other of integrated circuits, in switching to product formulations free of glycol ethers.
Descriptors (primary) glycol ethers; electrical industry; substitution; integrated electronics
Descriptors (secondary) mutagens; antifertility effects; carcinogens; degreasing; paints; coolants; adhesives; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Glycol ethers
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment