Agent Name

Neon

CAS Number

7440-01-9

Formula

Ne

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Ne; Neon ion beam; [ChemIDplus] UN1065; UN1913;

Category

Simple Asphyxiants

Description

A colorless odorless noncombustible gas; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in neon lamps, ionization chambers, current detectors, lasers, and cryogenic applications; [Merck Index]

Comments

Simple asphyxiant; Evaporating liquid can cause frostbite; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

See Appendix F: Minimal Oxygen Content. [TLVs and BEIs]

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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