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ICSC 0237 - bis(CHLOROMETHYL) ETHER
Bis(chloromethyl)ether and Chloromethyl Methyl Ether (technical-grade) (Suppl7)
Summary: Transportation UN Classification UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 3; Carriage by some modes of transport is prohibited. Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion. Effects of short-term exposure The substance is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
Summary: Numerous epidemiological studies [ref: 1-9] and case reports [ref: 10-13] from around the world have demonstrated that workers exposed to chloromethyl methyl ether and/or bis(chloromethyl)ether have an increased risk for lung cancer. 3. DeFonso, L.R. & Kelton, S.C., Jr (1976) Lung cancer following exposure to chloromethyl methyl ether. 5. Pasternack, B.S. & Shore, R.E. (1981) Lung cancer following exposure to chloromethyl ethers.