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Classification & Labelling & PBT assessment

DSD-DPD

General information

Name:
ethylene oxide
Status:
67/548/EEC annex 1
ATP inserted:
19
ATP last update:
31

Classification

Explosiveness

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Oxidising properties

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Flammability

Classification:
F+; R12 Extremely flammable.

Thermal stability

Classification:
R6 Explosive with or without contact with air.

Acute toxicity

Classification:
T; R23/25 Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.

Acute toxicity - irreversible damage after single exposure

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Repeated dose toxicity

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Irritation / corrosion

Classification:
Xi; R36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.

Sensitisation

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Carcinogenicity

Classification:
Carc. Cat. 2; R45 May cause cancer.

Mutagenicity - genetic toxicity

Classification:
Muta. Cat. 2; R46 May cause heritable genetic damage.

Toxicity to reproduction - fertility

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Toxicity to reproduction - development

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Toxicity to reproduction - breastfed babies

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Environment

Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification

Labelling

Indication of danger

F+ - extremely flammable
T - toxic

Risk phrases

R6 - Explosive with or without contact with air
R12 - Extremely flammable
R23 - Toxic by inhalation
R36/37/38 - Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin
R45 - May cause cancer
R46 - May cause heritable genetic damage

Safety phrases

S16 - keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking
S33 - take precautionary measures against static discharges
S45 - in case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible)
S53 - avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use

Specific concentration limits

Notes