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Industry, process, and use data for in house criteria document part 5 dibromodifluoromethane.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 1976 Sep; :1-52
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00068596
Abstract
A survey is made of currently available literature pertinent to dibromodifluoromethane (39284894). Data are documented relative to industrial production, uses (standard industrial classification), processes, operations, and equipment; and to engineering controls and personal protection. The only domestic producer of dibromodifluoromethane is Dupont, but the amount reduced is minimal as it is obtained as a by-product of organic chemical manufacture. The largest domestic supplier is the chemical industries who manufacture the chemical in the United Kingdom. Bromotrifluoromethane (75638) (Halon-1301) is generally preferred over dibromodifluoromethane as a fire extinguishant due to the lower toxicity of the former, only minimal published data are available that describe engineering controls and measures to protect workers from dibromodifluoromethane exposure. (Contract No 210-76-0142)
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; Contract-210-76-0142; Halogenated-hydrocarbons; Personal-protection; Fire-extinguishing-agents; Fire-retardants; Chemical-manufacturing-industry; Fluorocarbons; Hazards
CAS No.
39284-89-4; 75-63-8
Publication Date
19760930
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
Identifying No.
Contract-210-76-0142
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NC
Performing Organization
Research Triangle Institute
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