trosamine should be conducted in a fume hood to prevent exposure by inhalation, and appropriate impermeable gloves and splash goggles should be worn at all times to prevent skin and eye contact.


In the event of skin contact, immediately wash with copious amounts of water while removing contaminated clothing. Place contaminated items in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and dispose of it appropriately. In case of eye contact, promptly wash with copious amounts of water for 15 min (lifting upper and lower lids occasionally) and obtain medical attention. If diethylnitrosamine is ingested, obtain medical attention immediately. If diethylnitrosamine is inhaled, move the person to fresh air and seek medical attention at once.

In the event of a spill, immediately evacuate and isolate the area. Decontamination should be performed by trained people wearing self-contained breathing apparatus and impervious clothing. The diethylnitrosamine should be soaked up with absorbents and placed in closed containers for disposal. After pickup is complete, wash the spill site and ventilate the area.


Excess diethylnitrosamine and waste material containing this substance should be placed in an appropriate container, clearly labeled, and handled according to your institution's waste disposal guidelines. For more information on disposal procedures, see Chapter 7 of this volume.

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