Ethyl chloride, also called chloroethane, is a colorless gas at room temperature and pressure with a characteristically sharp odor. In pressurized containers, ethyl chloride exists as a liquid. However, the liquid evaporates quickly when exposed to air. It catches fire easily and is very dangerous when exposed to heat or flame. Ethyl chloride does not occur naturally in the environment. It is present in the environment as a result of human activity. Ethyl chloride is used in the production of ethyl cellulose, dyes, medicinal drugs, and other commercial chemicals and is used as a solvent and refrigerant. It was used in leaded gasoline, but strict government regulations have reduced this use dramatically.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), as well as PIC/S and ANVISA requirements, and to obtain the following information:
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Affygility Solutions’ OEL Fastrac service is an user-friendly system that enables us to make confident decisions and focus on moving the compound safely through our facility. We can quickly access the database to determine if a new drug is within the OEL Fastrac library, and if so, immediately download a detailed OEL banding report. The OEL Fastrac system has been a helpful tool in our overall EH&S program.