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Synonyms: 1,2-Dihydroxyethane; 1,2-Ethanediol; Glycol; Glycol alcohol; Monoethylene glycol
OSHA IMIS Code Number: 1911
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 107-21-1
NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: KW2975000
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Ethylene Glycol: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 100 mg/m3 Ceiling (Aerosol only); Appendix A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): Appendix D - Substances With No Established RELs
Potential Symptoms: Irritation of eyes, skin, nose, throat; lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); headache, dizziness, central nervous system depression; abnormal eye movements (nystagmus); skin sensitization; INGES ACUTE: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of coordination, stupor, convulsions, unconsciousness; rapid heart rate, congestive heart failure; kidney damage, failure (delayed).
Health Effects: Irritation-Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin---Moderate (HE15) CNS depression (HE7)
Affected Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, CNS
Notes: Exposure by ingestion can be determined by urinalysis for oxalic acid, a metabolite of ethylene glycol.
Date Last Revised: 06/04/2004
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