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Ethylene Dibromide

CAS ID #: 106-93-4

Affected Organ Systems: Dermal (Skin), Hepatic (Liver), Renal (Urinary System or Kidneys), Reproductive (Producing Children)

Cancer Classification: EPA: Llikely to be carcinogenic to humans based on strong evidence of carcinogenicity in animals and inconclusive evidence of carcinogenicity in an exposed human population. IARC: Probably carcinogenic to humans. NTP: Reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen

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Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds

Summary: Ethylene dibromide is a nonflammable colorless liquid with a sweet chloroform-like odor at room temperature above 50ºF (10ºC). It is slightly soluble in water and soluble in most organic solvents. It is heavier than water. When heated to decomposition, it may release gases and vapors such as hydrogen bromide, bromine, and carbon monoxide. Ethylene dibromide should be stored in a dry place at ambient temperature.

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