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Main Title Chemical emergency preparedness and prevention advisory : hydrogen fluoride.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA-550-K-93-001
Stock Number PB93-234797
OCLC Number 39452881
Subjects Chemicals--Safety measures. ; Hazardous substances--Safety measures.
Additional Subjects Hydrogen fluoride ; Toxic substances ; Air pollution ; Emergency planning ; Toxicity ; Clean Air Act ; Occupational safety and health ; Public health ; Exposure ; Risk assessment ; Hazardous materials ; Chemical industry ; Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act ; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-550-K-93-001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/22/2016
ELBD  EPA 550-K-93-001 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/17/1998
NTIS  PB93-234797 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 6 pages ; 28 cm
The advisory recommends ways Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and chemical facilities can reduce risks posed by the presence of hydrogen fluoride (HF) in their communities. Hydrogen fluoride, a strong inorganic acid, is produced and used as a gas or liquid without water (i.e., in anhydrous form), or in a water (aqueous) solution. Inhalation of hydrogen fluoride vapor, either in anhydrous form or from water solutions, can cause irritation if the exposure is mild (i.e., low concentration in air for a short time), or severe damage to the respiratory system or death in the case of exposure to high concentrations. Contact with the liquid or vapor can severely burn the skin, eyes, and other tissue. The largest use of hydrogen fluoride is in the manufacture of fluorine-containing chemicals, particularly chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Hydrogen fluoride may be used in some petroleum refinery operations, aluminum production, nuclear applications, glass etching and polishing, and metal treating and cleaning. Hydrogen fluoride's acute toxicity prompted EPA to list it as an extremely hazardous substance (EHS), with a threshold planning quantity (TPQ) of 100 pounds, under Section 302 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (commonly known as SARA Title III).
"July 1993." "EPA-550-K-93-001." "Series 8, No. 3."