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CAMPHECHLOR

ICSC: 0843

Toxaphene
Chlorinated camphene (60%)
Polychlorocamphene
C10H10Cl8 (approx•)
Molecular mass: 413.8 (average)
ICSC #    0843
CAS #     8001-35-2
RTECS # XW5250000
UN #        2761
EC #         602-044-00-1
November 04, 1997 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.

Foam, powder, carbon dioxide. NO water.
EXPLOSION The explosion hazard will depend on the solvent used in the formulation.

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water but NO direct contact with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles, or face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Convulsions. Dizziness. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Keep in the dark.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 21-25-37/38-40-50/53
S: 1/2-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
ICSC: 0843 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.

CAMPHECHLOR

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW TO AMBER WAXY SOLID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating, on burning and/or under influence of alkali, strong sunlight, and catalysts like iron producing toxic fumes. Attacks iron. Incompatible with strongly alkaline pesticides.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.5 mg/m3 as TWA; 1 mg/m3 as STEL; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2008).
MAK: skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 2
(DFG 2008).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL: Ca skin See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 200 mg/m3 See: 8001352


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

INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates mildly the skin. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in tremors and convulsions. Exposure at high level may result in death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Melting point: 65-90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.65
Solubility in water: None
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 53
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 14.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.3

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water organisms, some terrestrial species, and birds. In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in aquatic species.

N O T E S

Decomposes near boiling point. Camphechlor is a reaction mixture of chlorinated camphenes containing 67-69% chlorine. Use of this organochlorine pesticide should be discouraged, except where there is no adequate alternative. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home. Alltox, Chem-Phene, M 5055, Clor Chem T-590, Crestoxo, Estonox, Fasco-Terpene, Geniphene, Gy-phene, Hercules 3956, Melipex, Penphene, Phenacide, Phenatox, Strobane-T, Toxakil, Toxyphene, Toxon 63 are trade names.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G53b
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits, EU Classification, Packaging & labelling.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0843 CAMPHECHLOR
(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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