International Chemical Safety Cards

CHLORDANE (TECHNICAL PRODUCT) ICSC: 0740
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-Octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methanoindene
1,2,4,5,6,7,8,8-Octachloro-2,3,3a,4,7,7a-hexahydro-4,7-methano-1H-indene
C10H6Cl8
Molecular mass: 409.8
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    0740
CAS #     57-74-9
UN #        2996
EC #         602-047-00-8
March 26, 1998 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION (See Ingestion).
Breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED!
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Confusion. Convulsions. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs , bases and incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 21/22-40-50/53
S: 2-36/37-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0740 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.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
TECHNICAL: LIGHT YELLOW TO AMBER VISCOUS LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on burning, on contact with bases producing toxic fumes including phosgene , hydrogen chloride . Attacks iron, zinc, plastic, rubber and coatings.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.5 mg/m³ as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) 0.5 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: II(8);
skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 3B;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 100 mg/m3 See: 57749


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

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
Exposure at high levels may result in disorientation, tremors, convulsions, respiratory failure and death. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver and immune system , resulting in tissue lesions and liver impairment. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point at 0.27kPa: 175°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.59-1.63
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.0013
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.78
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to soil organisms, honey bees. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment.
N O T E S
If the substance is formulated with solvents also consult the ICSCs of these materials. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Belt, Chlor Kil, Chlortox, Corodan, Gold Crest, Intox, Kypchlor, Niran, Octachlor, Sydane, Synklor, Termi-Ded, Topiclor, and Toxichlor are trade names. Also consult ICSC 0743 Heptachlor. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT6-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0740 CHLORDANE (TECHNICAL PRODUCT)
(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.