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Current intelligence bulletin 25 - ethylene dichloride.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1978 Apr; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
20000304
Abstract
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that as a prudent measure, ethylene dichloride (1,2-dichloroethane) be handled in the workplace as if it were a human carcinogen. This recommendation is based primarily upon an analysis of National Cancer Institute (NCI) data indicating that laboratory rats and mice fed ethylene dichloride experienced a statistically significant excess of malignant and benign tumors, as compared to controls.1 NIOSH has prepared this Bulletin to advise you of the findings of the NCI study, other pertinent data, including findings on the mutagenic and teratogenic qualities of ethylene dichloride, and their implications for occupational health. Also included are "Suggested Guidelines for Minimizing Employee Exposure to Ethylene Dichloride." We are requesting that producers, distributors, professional associations, and unions transmit the information in this Bulletin to their customers, employees, associates, and members.
Keywords
Industrial-medicine; Exposure-levels; Hazardous-materials; Mutagens; Humans; Chemical-industry; Carcinogens; Toxic-materials; Chlorine-compounds; Plastics-industry
CAS No.
107-06-2
Publication Date
19780419
Document Type
Numbered Publication; Current Intelligence Bulletin
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-119212
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 78-149; CIB 25
NIOSH Division
DCDSD
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
State
MD
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