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Review and Evaluation of Recent Scientific Literature Relevant to an Occupational Standard for Ethylene Dibromide.


PB89215792

Publication Date 1979
Page Count 70
Abstract The report reviews and evaluates recent literature concerning hazards associated with exposure to ethylene-dibromide (106934). Workers exposed to ethylene-dibromide may experience severe acute respiratory damage, central nervous system depression, and severe vomiting on inhalation of the vapors. Skin contact can cause erythema, blistering, and ulceration. A recommended ceiling level for occupational exposures has been set by NIOSH at 1 mg/m3. NIOSH has identified the following areas as needing future research: epidemiological surveys, liver and kidney function tests, and biological monitoring among exposed workers. It was also recommended that animal studies be conducted with regard to possible carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic effects. Other specific areas covered in the review included the results of animals studies already conducted in the areas of carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive effects, developmental effects, hepatic effects, metabolic studies, synergistic effects, general toxicity, work practices, engineering controls, sampling and analytical methods.
Keywords
  • Industrial medicine
  • Standards
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Control equipment
  • Utilization
  • Permissible dosage
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Ethylene dibromide
  • Biological effects
  • CAS 106-93-4
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
Corporate Authors Syracuse Research Corp., NY. Center for Chemical Hazard Assessment.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Rockville, Md. Div. of
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Rockville, MD. Div. of Criteria Documentation and Standards Development.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198921
Contract Number
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0009
Review and Evaluation of Recent Scientific Literature Relevant to an Occupational Standard for Ethylene Dibromide.
Review and Evaluation of Recent Scientific Literature Relevant to an Occupational Standard for Ethylene Dibromide.
PB89215792

  • Industrial medicine
  • Standards
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Control equipment
  • Utilization
  • Permissible dosage
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Toxic substances
  • Ethylene dibromide
  • Biological effects
  • CAS 106-93-4
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 41I - Job Environment
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • PHS-NIOSH-210-78-0009
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