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No epidemiological studies or case reports investigating the association of exposure to Ethyl bromoacetate (EBA) and cancer risk in humans were identified in the published literature. Ethyl bromoacetate (http://www.guidechem.com/cas-105/105-36-2.html) is toxic by ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption and is a strong irritant and a lachrymator. EBA vapors are especially irritating to the eyes. Exposure to a concentration of 8 ppm in air for more than a minute is reported to be unbearable. Ocular exposures to high concentrations of EBA vapor from tear gas shells can cause temporary lesions, while eye contact with liquid EBA has been known to cause permanent damage.