International Chemical Safety Cards

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (AROCLOR 1254) ICSC: 0939
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Chlorobiphenyl (54% chlorine)
Chlorodiphenyl (54% chlorine)
PCB
Molecular mass: 327 (average)
9 U.S. Miscellaneous placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    0939
CAS #     11097-69-1
RTECS # TQ1360000
UN #        2315
EC #         602-039-00-4
October 20, 1999 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES
Safety goggles, face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Headache. Numbness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Consult an expert! Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Separated from food and feedstuffs . Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe
marine pollutant.
Note: C
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 33-50/53
S: 2-35-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 9
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0939 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

POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (AROCLOR 1254) ICSC: 0939
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
LIGHT YELLOW VISCOUS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes in a fire producing irritating and toxic gases .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.5 mg/m as TWA; (skin); A3; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 0.05 ppm, 0.70 mg/m; H;
Peak limitation category: II(8); Carcinogen category: 3B; Pregnancy risk group: B;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.5 mg/m3 skin
NIOSH REL*: Ca TWA 0.001 mg/m3 See Appendix A *Note: The REL also applies to other PCBs.
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 5 mg/m3 See: IDLH INDEX


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Chloracne is the most visible effect. The substance may have effects on the liver . Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Relative density (water = 1): 1.5
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 0.01
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.30 (estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard In the food chain important to humans, bioaccumulation takes place, specifically in aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.
N O T E S
Changes into a resinous state (pour point) at 10C. Distillation range: 365-390C. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-90GM2-II-L
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0939 POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (AROCLOR 1254)
(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.