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Ethylene oxide

EC / List no.: 200-849-9

CAS no.: 75-21-8

Mol. formula: C2H4O

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GHS02: Flammable GHS04: Gas under Pressure GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS06: Acute Toxicity

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP01corr) approved by the European Union, this substance is toxic if inhaled, may cause genetic defects, may cause cancer, is an extremely flammable gas, causes serious eye irritation, causes skin irritation and may cause respiratory irritation.

GHS05: Corrosive

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is toxic if swallowed, causes severe skin burns and eye damage, may damage fertility or the unborn child, causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, causes serious eye damage, is an extremely flammable gas and may react explosively even in the absence of air, contains gas under pressure and may explode if heated and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • M

Mutagenic

  • R

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Toxic to Reproduction

  • ED

Possibly Endocrine Disrupting

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 000+ tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is being reviewed for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: disinfection.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: inks and toners.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation in materials, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and for thermoplastic manufacture.
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: plant protection products, laboratory chemicals, adhesives and sealants, coating products, inks and toners and fertilisers.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing and building & construction work.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, inks and toners, coating products, fuels, non-metal-surface treatment products, paper chemicals and dyes and washing & cleaning products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: polymers, washing & cleaning products, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners and paper chemicals and dyes.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: for thermoplastic manufacture and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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