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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Ethane

RTECS #

KH3800000

CAS #

74-84-0

Updated

July 2013

Molecular Weight

30.08

Molecular Formula

C2H6

Synonyms

Bimethyl
Dimethyl
Ethane (ACGIH:OSHA)
Ethyl hydride
Methylmethane

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWENTOX* -,262,2005
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWNCLNA* 16,503,1998

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARDASPHYXIANTS/GASESDTLWS* 3,18,1973
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAAsphyxiant, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 1000 ppm ( mg/m3), MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 1000 ppm, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOSimple asphyxiant, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDSimple asphyxiant, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 10000 ppm (12500 mg/m3), JAN2011
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)simple asphyxiant - inert gas and vaporCFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)Simple asphyxiants - inert gas and vaporCFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 29325; Number of Industries 15; Total Number of Facilities 2369; Number of Occupations 36; Total Number of Employees Exposed 56749; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 2699
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 29325; Number of Industries 6; Total Number of Facilities 164; Number of Occupations 7; Total Number of Employees Exposed 2210

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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