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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Paraffin

RTECS #

RV0350000

CAS #

8002-74-2

Updated

September 2013

Molecular Weight

N/R

Molecular Formula

N/R

Synonyms

Paraffin wax fume
Paraffin wax fume (ACGIH)

Skin and Eye Irritation and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
eye /rabbit 100 mg/24H mildJACTDZ 3(3),43,1984
eye /rabbit 50% mildHPV422 -,-,2002
skin /rabbit 500 mg/24H mildJACTDZ 3(3),43,1984

Tumorigenic Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
implant/mouse toxic dose: 640 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Bladder tumors
BJCAAI 17,127,1963
implant/mouse toxic dose: 660 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Bladder tumors
CALEDQ 6,21,1979
implant/mouse toxic dose: 560 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Tumors

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Bladder tumors
BJURAN 36,225,1964
implant/rat lowest published toxic dose: 120 mg/kgTumorigenic: Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Bladder tumors
CNREA8 33,1225,1973

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
skin/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): >4000 mg/kgHPV422 -,-,2002

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 2 mg/m3 (fume)DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWJNCIAM 52,1685,1974
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWADCSAJ 13,271,1970
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWENTOX* -,295,2005

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3 (fume), JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3 (fume), MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3 (fume), MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 1 mg/m3, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 2 mg/m3 (fume), FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-ICELANDtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3;short term exposure limit 6 mg/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-NORWAYtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-PERUtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, JUL2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 2 mg/m3, resp, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 2 mg/m3, 2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3;short term exposure limit 6 mg/m3, OCT2007

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO PARAFFIN WAX FUME-air10H time-weighted average 2 mg/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code M0600; Number of Industries 237; Total Number of Facilities 31266; Number of Occupations 159; Total Number of Employees Exposed 703496; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 215598
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code M0600; Number of Industries 248; Total Number of Facilities 42016; Number of Occupations 168; Total Number of Employees Exposed 485821

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA Section 8(e) Risk Notification, 8EHQ-0892-9311
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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