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Table 5 Substance characteristics relevant for health from the [43, 44]

From: Thermodynamic and ecological preselection of synthetic fuel intermediates from biogas at farm sites

 MethanolEthanol1-Butanol1-OctanolDME
Health risksAcute and chronic, no carcinogen potential, harmful if inhaled and swallowed
Effect on central nervous system• Possible effect but no sufficient data
Irritation of skin, eyes and respiratory system
Other effectsRisk of blindnessContact with cold fog can cause frostbites
Critical work place value (ml/m3; mg/m3)200; 270200; 380100; 21020; 106n.s.