International Chemical Safety Cards

CHLORDECONE ICSC: 1432
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1,1a,3,3a,4,5,5,5a,5b,6-Decachloro-octahydro-1,3,4-metheno-2H-cyclobuta(cd)pentalen-2-one
Kepone
Decachloroketone
C10Cl10O
Molecular mass: 490.6
6 Poison placard Marine Pollutant placard ICSC #    1432
CAS #     143-50-0
RTECS # PC8575000
UN #        2761
EC #         606-019-00-6
June 05, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN! AVOID EXPOSURE OF BREASTFEEDING WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Loss of movement co-ordination. Headache. Tremor. Weakness.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED!
Protective clothing. Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES
Face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION (See Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). See Notes. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.)
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from acids.
Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 24/25-40-50/53
S: 1/2-22-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1432 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

CHLORDECONE ICSC: 1432
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
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PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms chlorine fumes andhydrogen chloride. The substance decomposes on contact with acids producing toxic fumes .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 3B;
(DFG 2002).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 0.001 mg/m3 See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and liver , resulting in impaired functions and liver impairment . The effects may be delayed.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the endocrine system . This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 350C
(decomposes)
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: poor
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.45
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish, in mammals and in milk.
N O T E S
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties. Do NOT take working clothes home. Consult national legislation.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-II
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1432 CHLORDECONE
(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.