Carbon sulphide is a toxic gas with unpleasant odour. It is used as solvent in the production of tetrachloromethane and insecticides. It is as well used for rubber vulcanization and rayon production.
Carbon sulphide gets unevenly distributed when it penetrates the human organism. It partially dissolves in body liquids, and partially combines with the amino acids forming thiocarbamates Long-term exposure to high concentrations should be avoided for prevention of carbon sulphide adverse effects.
The following LVs for carbon sulphide content in the atmospheric air have been adopted Regulation No. 14 (State Gazette No. 88/1997, amended SG No. 46/1999, amended and supplemented, SG No. 8/2002).
- 24 hour average LV (for 24-hour exposure)- 0,008 mg/m3.