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WHITE MINERAL OIL

ICSC: 1597

Paraffinum liquidum
Paraffin oil
ICSC #    1597
CAS #     8042-47-5
RTECS # PY8047000
October 12, 2006 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide, dry sand.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION


 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Do NOT induce vomiting.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants,

Signal: Danger
Health haz
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
ICSC: 1597 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.

WHITE MINERAL OIL

ICSC: 1597

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic gases including carbon monoxide. Reacts with strong oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 218-643°C
Density: 0.81-0.894
g/cm3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: (none)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: negligible
Flash point:
>115°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 260-371°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: >6

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

Highly refined oil, typical fraction of C14-C20. The symptoms of chemical pneumonitis do not become manifest until few hours or even after days have passed. Refer for medical attention if breathing difficulties and/or fever develop.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1597 WHITE MINERAL OIL
(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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