RightAnswer Knowledge Solutions provides access to hundreds of data sources. Our premier and proprietary sources include fully-researched documents from well-established experts in the chemical and HazMat fields.
A search in our system for this chemical would return results – all in one place -- in the following categories from the listed data sources.
- Chemical Identification
- Environmental Hazards
- First Aid/Medical Treatment
- Handling/Storage/Shipping/Waste Management
- Personal Protection
- Physical Hazards/Corrective Response Actions
- Physical/Chemical Properties
- Report Abstracts and Studies
- Reproductive Risk
- Toxicology/Health Hazards/Exposure
|Example of Acute Exposure data from MEDITEXT.|
Other Government Links Searched via RegsKnowledge:
State Environmental Regulations
Example Content from MEDITEXT for Vinyl chloride:
Please note: this is an extract of information from a larger document. Full document and details are available by subscription.
ACUTE EXPOSURE INFORMATION
- GENERAL - In acute exposure, deaths are most often due to CNS and respiratory depression. The primary toxic hazard is exposure to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) gas rather than to poly vinyl chloride (PVC) products (except during pyrolysis). There may be a long latent period between exposure and symptom onset.
- ACUTE - The nervous system is the primary target of acute vinyl chloride exposure. Signs and symptoms following ingestion include weakness; ataxia; inebriation; headache; fatigue; numbness; tingling and pallor or cyanosis of the extremities; nausea; abdominal pain; GI bleeding; visual disturbances; cardiac dysrhythmias; narcosis and death. Vinyl chloride is a severe irritant of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes.
- CHRONIC - Enhanced collagen deposition and thickening of the subepidermal layer of the skin, Raynaud's phenomenon, hepatomegaly, hepatic fibrosis, splenomegaly, thrombocytopenia, sensory-motor polyneuropathy, trigeminal sensory neuropathy, minor pyramidal signs, cerebellar and extrapyramidal motor disorders, degenerative bone changes, and acro-osteolysis may occur with chronic exposure to vinyl chloride. Vinyl chloride is a known human carcinogen and has caused angiosarcoma of the liver in heavily exposed workers.
- DERMAL - Direct contact with liquid vinyl chloride or escaping gas can cause frostbite injury.
- INHALATION - Inhalation may cause CNS and respiratory depression and seizures.
© 2011-2021 RightAnswer.com, Inc. and/or its licensors. All rights reserved. No claim to original U.S. Govt. works.