International Chemical Safety Cards

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 1487
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ethylene, chloro-, polymer
Chloroethylene polymer
PVC
(C2H3Cl)n
Molecular mass: 60 000-150 000
ICSC #    1487
CAS #     9002-86-2
RTECS # KV0350000
April 19, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Avoid inhalation of dust.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN


 •EYES
Safety goggles .
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
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers.


SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1487 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

POLYVINYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 1487
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER , PELLETS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene . Reacts violently with fluorine.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 1.5 mg/m (Respirable fraction);
Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2009).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles , resulting in fibrosis (pneumoconiosis).
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Density: 1.41
g/cm
Solubility in water:
very poor
ENVIRONMENTAL
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N O T E S
PVC products take many forms, due to additives used in manufacture. The additives can influence the physical and toxicological properties of this substance. The final product may contain traces of monomer see ICSC0082 Vinyl chloride.
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits,
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1487 POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
(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.