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Main Title Bromoethane /
Author Elliott-Minty, Celia.
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Howe, Paul.
Publisher World Health Organization,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 51104069
ISBN 9789241530422; 9241530421
Subjects Ethyl bromide--Physiological effect ; Ethyl bromide--Toxicology ; Ethanes--Physiological effect ; Ethanes--Toxicology ; Hydrocarbons, Brominated--toxicity ; Risk Assessment ; Environmental Exposure ; Contrãole sanitaire ; Effets sur l'environnement ; Produits chimiques organiques ; Substances toxiques ; Toxiciteit ; Blootstelling ; Gezondheidseffecten ; Arbeidshygièene ; Veiligheid ; TOXIC SUBSTANCES ; OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ; Hydrocarbons, Brominated--adverse effects ; Occupational Exposure
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EJEM  RA1190.C66 no.42 2002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/31/2003
Collation iv, 26 pages.
"IPCS"--Cover. "Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Labour Organisation, and the World Health Organization, and produced within the framework of the Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals." Includes bibliographical references (pages 16-18).
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Identity and physical/chemical properties -- Sources of human and environmental exposure -- Environmental transport, distribution, and transformation -- Environmental levels and human exposure -- Comparative kinetics and metabolism in laboratory animals and humans -- Effects on laboratory mammals and in vitro test systems -- Effects on humans -- Effects on other organisms in the laboratory and field -- Effects evaluation -- Previous evaluations by international bodies. Bromoethane is a colorless liquid with a vapor heavier than air. It reacts vigorously with oxidizing agents including air and strong alkalis and it is normally used in sealed vessels. Its main use is an ethylating agent in chemical synthesis. This book evaluates the risk to human health and the environment posed by exposures to bromoethane. The main health concerns relating to its exposure are the potential for neurotoxicity, haema-tological and hepatic toxicity, irritation of the respiratory tract, damage to genetic material, and carcinogenicity.--Publisher's description.