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Ammonia Health and Safety Guide - Health and Safety Guide 37
Ammonia is a colourless acrid-smelling gas at room temperature and normal atmospheric pressure. Most people can identify its odour at 35 mg/rn3 in air. It can be stored and transported as a liquid at a pressure of 10 ...
Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Fields - Environmental Health Criteria 35
This document comprises a review of data on the effects of ELF fields, predominantly ELF electric fields at 50 and 60 Hz, on biological systems pertinent to the evaluation of health risks for man. The purpose of the document ...
Hydrazine Health and Safety Guide - Health and Safety Guide 56
Anhydrous hydrazine, and aqueous solutions, are colourless liquids. Anhydrous hydrazine is a caustic, fuming, hygroscopic liquid at normal temperature and pressure. It has an ammoniacal, fishy, and pungent odour. The odour ...
Methanol Health and Safety Guide - Health and Safety Guide 105
Methanol is a colourless, polar, volatile, flammable liquid with a mild alcoholic odour when pure. It decomposes on heating producing carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Methanol reacts violently with oxidizing materials ...
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Health and Safety Guide - Health and Safety Guide 58
MIBK is a clear liquid with a sweet odour; the odour threshold is 1.64 mg/m3 (0.4 ppm). It is moderately soluble in water. MIBK can react violently with oxidizing and reducing agents. When heated, peroxides may form by ...
1,2-Dichloroethane Health and Safety Guide - Health and Safety Guide 55
1,2-Dichioroethane is a colourless liquid, with a sweet taste aid a chloroform-like odour. Reportd odour thresholds are 25-450 mg/ni for perception and 162-750 mg/rn for recognition. 1,2-Dichiorethane is a volatile and ...
Formaldehyde Health and Safety Guide - Health and Safety Guide 57
Formaldehyde is a flammable, colourless, reactive, and readily polymerized gas at normal temperature and pressure. The heat of combustion for formaldehyde gas is 4.47 kcal/g. It forms explosive mixtures with air and oxygen ...
Dimethylformamide (Dmf) - Health and Safety Guide 43
Dimethylformamide (DMF) is a colourless liquid with only a slight, unpleasant odour; smell is, therefore, not a useful warning signal. DMF is usually stable but, when it comes into contact with strong oxidizers, halogens, ...
Brodifacoum Health and Safety Guide - Health and Safety Guide 93
Brodifacoum is an off-white powder, which is stable in the solid form. Its solubility in water is very low (less than 10 mg/litre at 20 °C and pH 7); it is slightly soluble in benzene and soluble in acetone.
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and Polychlorinated Terphenyls (PCTs) Health and Safety Guide 68
The PCBs are chlorinated hydrocarbons that are manufactured commercially by the progressive chlorination of biphenyl in the presence of a suitable catalyst (e.g., iron chloride). Depending on the reaction conditions, the ...