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Methylene Chloride

NIOSH Resources

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
Exposure limits, Respirator Recommendations, First Aid, more...
The Pocket Guide is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes found in the work environment. Key data provided for each chemical/substance includes name (including synonyms/trade names), structure/formula, CAS/RTECS Numbers, DOT ID, conversion factors, exposure limits, IDLH, chemical and physical properties, measurement methods, personal protection, respirator recommendations, symptoms, and first aid.

International Chemical Safety Cards
An ICSC summarizes essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.

Documentation for Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health Concentrations (IDLH)
The IDLH documents the criteria and information sources that have been used by NIOSH to determine immediately dangerous to life or health concentrations.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods (NMAM)
NMAM is a collection of methods for sampling and analysis of contaminants in workplace air, and in the blood and urine of workers who are occupationally exposed.

OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Alert: Methylene Chloride Hazards for Bathtub Refinishers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2013-110 (February 2013)

Questions and Answers — Methylene Chloride Control in Furniture Stripping
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 93-133 (September 1997)
Contains information about methylene chloride specific to the furniture stripping industry, including engineering and exposure controls.

Current Intelligence Bulletin No. 46 Methylene Chloride
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 86-114 (April 1986)
Contains a standard for mitigation of exposure to methylene chloride to prevent adverse effects over a working lifetime.

NIOSH Criteria Documents: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Methylene Chloride
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 76-138 (March 1976)
Contains a standard for mitigation of exposure to methylene chloride to prevent adverse effects over a working lifetime.

Related Resources

ATSDR's Medical Management Guidelines (MMGs)-Methylene Chloride

ATSDR's ToxFAQs™:Methylene Chloride

Toxicological Profile for Methylene Chloride (ATSDR)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Methylene Chloride

OSHA Standard 1910.1052-Methylene Chloride

OSHA Publication: Methylene Chloride

New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets - Methylene Chloride

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) - Methylene Chloride

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) (EPA): Methylene Chloride

EPA (Air Toxics): Methylene Chloride

Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (EPA): Methylene Chloride

NLM (Hazardous Substance Data Bank): Methylene Chloride

NLM (Haz-Map): Methylene Chloride

NLM (Household Products Database): Methylene Chloride

IARC Monographs (Vol. 71): Dichloromethane

NTP Carcinogen Reports (Twelfth Edition 2011): Methylene Chloride

European Chemical Substances Information System (ESIS): Methylene Chloride

WHO (HSG 6): Methylene Chloride

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 164): Methylene Chloride

WHO (Environmental Health Criteria 32): Methylene Chloride

IPCS (Poisons Information Monograph 343): Methylene Chloride

 
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