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LINDANE

ICSC: 0053

gamma-1,2,3,4,5,6-Hexachlorocyclohexane
gamma-BHC
gamma-HCH
C6H6Cl6
Molecular mass: 290.8
ICSC #    0053
CAS #     58-89-9
RTECS # GV4900000
UN #        2761
EC #         602-043-00-6
April 19, 2007 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Not combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion if formulations contain flammable/explosive solvents.

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION see Ingestion.
Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! See Ingestion.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention.
 •INGESTION Convulsions. Nausea. Dizziness. Headache. Hypersalivation Diarrhoea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Refer immediately for medical attention. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Rest.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles. Chemical protection suit. protective gloves. Sweep spilled substance into non-metallic sealable containers, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from bases , metals , food and feedstuffs . Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 20/21-25-48/22-64-50/53
S: 1/2-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
Signal: Danger
Skull-Health haz-Enviro
Fatal if swallowed
Fatal in contact with skin
Harmful if inhaled dust
May cause harm to breast-fed children
Causes damage to central nervous system
Causes damage to liver through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
ICSC: 0053 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

LINDANE

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On contact with hot surfaces or flames this substance decomposes forming toxic and corrosive fumes. The substance decomposes on contact with bases , producing trichlorobenzene , and on contact with powdered metals.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.5 mg/m3 as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2006).
MAK: 0.1 mg/m3; (Inhalable fraction)
Peak limitation category: II(8);
skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 4; Pregnancy risk group: C; BAT issued;
(DFG 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH IDLH: 50 mg/m3 See: 58899


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quicklywhen dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in convulsions. Exposure may result in death. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 323°C
Melting point: 113°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.87
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.0007
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 0.0012
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.61- 3.72

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.

N O T E S

Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-III

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0053 LINDANE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.
 
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