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Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Furfuryl Alcohol
  • Published Date:
    March 1979
  • Status:
    current
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Document Type:
  • Description:
    This report reviews available scientific and technical information on furfuryl alcohol and recommends a standard for the control of furfuryl alcohol hazards in the workplace. The acute hazards include eye, skin, and upper respiratory irritation from direct contact and depression of the central nervous system from inhalation or percutaneous absorption. Evidence of a chronic effect is not available. Other hazards associated with the compound include combustibility and violent reactivity when mixed with acids.

    About 9,000 workers are potentially exposed to furfuryl alcohol in the United States, and about 100 million pounds are produced and used each year. Its main use is in the synthesis of furan resins, which are used in such operations as the binding of foundry core sand.This report reviews available scientific and technical information on furfuryl alcohol and recommends a standard for the control of furfuryl alcohol hazards in the workplace. The acute hazards include eye, skin, and upper respiratory irritation from direct contact and depression of the central nervous system from inhalation or percutaneous absorption. Evidence of a chronic effect is not available. Other hazards associated with the compound include combustibility and violent reactivity when mixed with acids.

    About 9,000 workers are potentially exposed to furfuryl alcohol in the United States, and about 100 million pounds are produced and used each year. Its main use is in the synthesis of furan resins, which are used in such operations as the binding of foundry core sand.This report reviews available scientific and technical information on furfuryl alcohol and recommends a standard for the control of furfuryl alcohol hazards in the workplace. The acute hazards include eye, skin, and upper respiratory irritation from direct contact and depression of the central nervous system from inhalation or percutaneous absorption. Evidence of a chronic effect is not available. Other hazards associated with the compound include combustibility and violent reactivity when mixed with acids.

    About 9,000 workers are potentially exposed to furfuryl alcohol in the United States, and about 100 million pounds are produced and used each year. Its main use is in the synthesis of furan resins, which are used in such operations as the binding of foundry core sand.

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