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Ethers: Health Hazards

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ICSC Routes of Exposure and Symptoms

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eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs; CNS


Inhalation: drowsiness, headache, narcosis, unconsciousness, vomiting, anesthesia

Skin: dry skin

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: dizziness, drowsiness, vomiting

CNS; skin; resp sys; eyes Inh; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, upper resp sys; dizz, drow, head, excited, narco; nau, vomit


eyes; skin; resp tract; CNS; liver


Inhalation: cough, drowsiness, sore throat

Skin: dry skin, redness

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: burning sensation in the mouth, mouth and abdominal irritation, nausea, sore throat

ISOPROPYL ETHER     108-20-3

eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs


Inhalation: cough, drowsiness, sore throat

Skin: redness

Eyes: redness

Resp sys; skin; eyes; CNS Inh; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, nose; resp discomfort; derm; in animals: drow, dizz, uncon, narco

METHYL-tert-BUTYL ETHER     1634-04-4

Inhalation: cough, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea

Skin: unconsciousness, weakness

Eyes: dry skin

Ingestion: redness, painabdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, vomiting


eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs


Inhalation: cough, irritation

Skin: may be absorbed, roughness

Eyes: irritation, pain, blurred vision, erosion

Ingestion: cough, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea



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