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Background information on ethylene dibromide.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1975 Jul; :1-7
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00052018
Abstract
A preliminary report indicates that ethylene-dibromide (EDB) (106934), a synthetic organic chemical with several industrial uses, is carcinogenic in laboratory rodents. Direct contact with EDB causes irritation and injury to the skin and eyes. Exposure to the vapor causes respiratory tract inflammation along with anorexia and headache. Weakness, rapid pulse, cardiac failure, liver necrosis, kidney tubular damage, and tinnitus and protracted vomiting are associated with oral ingestion and other forms of EDB intoxication.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; Toxic-substances; Respiratory-system-disorders; Skin-disorders; Ear-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disorders; Kidney-disorders; Liver-disorders; Carcinogens; Fatigue
CAS No.
106-93-4
Publication Date
19750707
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1975
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Office of Occupational Health Surveillance and Biometrics, NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland
State
MD
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division