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Description of key information

The explosion limits of ethylene are 2.7-36%

Key value for chemical safety assessment


Additional information

The CRC Handbook (Lide 2008) is peer-reviewed and is considered reliable and suitable for use as a key study for this endpoint. The supporting study (World Health Organisation 1996) is taken from a peer reviewed data base and reports the same values as the key study.

Justification for classification or non-classification

This flammable range will result in a classification of Category 1, hazard statement 'Extremely flammable gas'.