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Please be aware that this old REACH registration data factsheet is no longer maintained; it remains frozen as of 19th May 2023.

The new ECHA CHEM database has been released by ECHA, and it now contains all REACH registration data. There are more details on the transition of ECHA's published data to ECHA CHEM here.

Diss Factsheets

Toxicological information

Exposure related observations in humans: other data

Administrative data

exposure-related observations in humans: other data
Type of information:
other: reported adverse reactions
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
2 (reliable with restrictions)

Data source

Reference Type:
other company data

Materials and methods

Type of study / information:
Filed reports on health effects linked to an exposure to the test article. In most cases no additional information on the exposure level or other concurrently used substances is available.

Results and discussion

Any other information on results incl. tables

  The following information linked to the test substance (in the product forms of the respective year) is available (here presented in short):

1981 Symptoms recorded by a company M.D. over a longer period of time, which may be liked toexposure to the test article: Irritation and itching, shortness of breath, wheeze, chest pain, nausea, anorexia, bad taste, cramps, nosebleed, congestion, sneezing, headache, caught, choking, sore throat, tearin
1982 eye irritation
1985 A 10 month old child had oral contact with a polyethylene toy. Minutes later signs of „discomfort“ (spitting, ear rubbing) have been noted. The eye rubbing lasted for several weeks without an apparent injury. The parents believe that the effect is due to the test article identified by bitter taste
1986 Bitter taste in mouth 
1988 Skin irritation and dry lips diagnosed by an M.D. in two persons. Exposure may have been to the test article among other substances.
1991 Nose bleeding in one person (may have happened independent to exposure).
1992 Reports on bad smell, which are said to be not tolerable by the workforce.
1993 Bad taste.
1993 Nausea, may be linked to the test substance.
1994 Nose bleeding (several cases) linked to sinusoidal irritation.
1996 Nose bleeding.
1996 Accidental inhalation of dust. Bitter taste in the mouth, nausea, throat swelling. Two days after exposure the person has fully recovered.
1998 Strong odor and slight eye irritation in the course of repackaging of the test article. The irritation developed within about 2 hours. Examination and lung function test on the same day by an M.D. showed a minor throat irritation.

Applicant's summary and conclusion