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Diethyleneglycol (mono)alkylethers; Evaluation of the effects on reproduction, recommendation for classification
  03@10osh.pdf (337 KB)
Document ID LIB486
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 25/06/1905
Document reference 2003/10OSH
Original language of the document English
Document produced by Health Council of the Netherlands
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Health

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Short description  Diethyleneglycol (mono)alkylethers are mainly used as solvents or intermediates. On request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council of the Netherlands evaluates the effects on the reproduction of substances at the workplace.
The Health Council’s Committee for compounds toxic to reproduction recommends to classify compounds toxic to reproduction according to the Directive 93/21/EEC of the European Union. In the present report the committee has reviewed the following three Diethyleneglycol (mono)alkylethers: diethyleneglycol (mono)methylether, diethyleneglycol (mono)ethylether and diethyleneglycol (mono)n-butylether.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Diethyleneglycol (mono)alkylethers are mainly used as solvents or intermediates. On request of the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Health Council of the Netherlands evaluates the effects on the reproduction of substances at the workplace. The Health Council’s Committee for compounds toxic to reproduction recommends to classify compounds toxic to reproduction according to the Directi ...

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