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Halogenated Ethers : Health Hazards

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ICSC Routes of Exposure and Symptoms

US NIOSH Target Organs & Routes of Entry

US NIOSH Symptoms


eyes; skin; resp tract; skin; CNS; heart


Inhalation: burning sensation, cough, dizziness, headache, nausea, symptoms may be delayed

Skin: redness, burning sensation

Eyes: redness, pain, blurred vision

Ingestion: abdominal cramps, sore throat, vomiting

Resp sys; eyes; skin (lung cancer) Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, muc memb, resp sys; pulm congestion, edema; corn damage, nec; decr pulm function, cough, dysp, wheez; blood-stained sputum, bronchial secretions; (carc)


eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs; CNS

liver; kidneys

Inhalation: burning sensation, cough, dizziness, headache, laboured breathing, nausea, sore throat

Skin: redness, skin burns, pain, blisters

Eyes: redness, pain, blurred vision, loss of vision, severe deep burns

Ingestion: abdominal cramps, vomiting

Resp sys; skin; eyes; mucal membranes (in animals: skin & lung cancer) Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, muc memb; pulm edema, pulm congestion, pneu; skin burns, nec; cough, wheez, blood-stained sputum; low-wgt; bronchial secretions; (carc)


Resp sys; liver; eyes (in animals: liver tumors) Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit nose, throat, resp sys; lac; cough; nau, vomit; in animals: pulm edema; liver damage; (carc)



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