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#1 Posted : 13 February 2001 09:13:00(UTC)
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Posted By andrew aiton
Can anyone assist with information about the chemical substance Acetone. I require the OEL and health hazards resulting from exposure, the necessary monitoring and control measures required for using this agent.
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#2 Posted : 13 February 2001 10:00:00(UTC)
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Posted By Lance Morgan
Acetone used to be widely used in healthcare and still is to a lesser degree in some departments like accident and emergency. It is a solvent (remember nail polish remover)and when used in small quantities it does not represent much of a health hazard. You could try Nightingales Reference book which is a vade mecum for pharmacy departments.
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#3 Posted : 13 February 2001 10:04:00(UTC)
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Posted By Wai Ming WU
You can find details of a lot of chemicals, including acetone at the following site : www.ilo.org/public/engli.../icsc/dtasht/a_index.htm
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#4 Posted : 13 February 2001 20:42:00(UTC)
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Posted By Paul Leadbetter
The 8 hour OES for acetone is currently 750 ppm/1810 mg/m3 and the 15 minute OES is 1500 ppm/3620 mg/m3.

Acetone vapour is narcotic in high concentrations and the liquid will defat the skin.

Control measures will depend on the conditions of use.
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#5 Posted : 15 February 2001 07:34:00(UTC)
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Posted By andrew aiton
l would just like to thank everyone who replied to my text, your info was very useful and will be put to great use in my report. Once again thanks
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