International Chemical Safety Cards

PETROLATUM (WHITE) ICSC: 1440
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Vaseline
Petroleum jelly
Paraffin jelly
see Notes
ICSC #    1440
CAS #     8009-03-8
RTECS # SE6780000
EC #         649-254-00-X
June 03, 2002 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide or water spray.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION


 •SKIN


 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING



SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1440 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

PETROLATUM (WHITE) ICSC: 1440
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A

N

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D

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A
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO WHITE WAXY PASTE

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


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

INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 302C
Melting point: 36-60C
Density: 0.9
g/cm
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <1.3
Flash point: 182-221C
Auto-ignition temperature: >290C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-7 (estimated)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: >6
Viscosity at 100C: 18.2 cSt
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The substance consists of saturated hydrocarbons with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25. Its composition depends upon the petroleum source and refining process. Highly refined (White Petrolatum) grades are used in pharmacy and cosmetics. Less refined grades (Yellow, amber or brown Petrolatum) are used industrially and may contain impurities such as carcinogenic polycyclic aromatics. Therefore, the European Union applies the risk phrase R 45 (May cause cancer) with Note N to petrolatum. Note N reads ''the classification as a carcinogen need not apply if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen. This note applies to certain complex oil-derived substances in Annex I''.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1440 PETROLATUM (WHITE)
(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.