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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

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RTECS #

MD9659600

CAS #

7782-42-5; 1399-57-1; 12424-49-6; 12751-41-6

Updated

September 2013

Molecular Weight

12.01

Molecular Formula

C

Synonyms

Aerodag G
AG 1500
Aquadag
AS 1
AT 20
ATJ-S
ATJ-S graphite
Black lead
C.I. 77265
C.I. Pigment Black 10
Canlub
CB 50
Ceylon Black Lead
CPB 5000
DC 2
EG 0
Electrographite
EXP-F
Fortafil 5Y
GK 2
GK 3
GP 60
GP 60S
GP 63
Grafoil
Grafoil GTA
Graphite (all forms except graphite fibers)
Graphite, all forms except graphite fibers
Graphite, natural (OSHA)
Graphnol N 3M
GS 2
GY 70
H 451
Hitco HMG 50
IG 11
Korobon
MG 1
Mineral carbon
MPG 6
Papyex
PG 50
Plumbago
Plumbago (graphite)
Pyro-Carb 406
Rocol X 7119
S 1
S 1 (Graphite)
Schungite
Shungite
Silver graphite
SKLN 1
Stove Black
Swedish Black Lead
Ucar 38
VVP 66-95

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 2 mg/m3 (resp)DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013

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-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3 (resp. dust), MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 2.5 mg/m3 (respirable), MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 2 mg/m3, FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 1.5 mg/m3, resp, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 4 mg/m3, inhal, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-ICELANDtime-weighted average 2.5 mg/m3 (resp. dust), NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-JAPANOccupational Exposure Limit 0.5 mg/m3 (resp. dust), 2 mg/m3 (total dust), MAY2012
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 10 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 2.5 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 3 mg/m3 (respirable dust), JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-PERUtime-weighted average 2 mg/m3, JUL2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.2 f/cc, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 5 mg/m3, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 5 mg/m3, inhal, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 2.5 mg/m3, resp, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 2 mg/m3, 2003
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 15 mppcfCFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 15 mppcfCFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 15 mppcfCFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 20 mppcf, respirable dustCFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO GRAPHITE, natural-air10H time-weighted average 2.5 mg/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X3264; Number of Industries 13; Total Number of Facilities 739; Number of Occupations 14; Total Number of Employees Exposed 6998; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 606
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X9427; Number of Industries 3; Total Number of Facilities 43; Number of Occupations 1; Total Number of Employees Exposed 881; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 29
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 17366; Number of Industries 280; Total Number of Facilities 47017; Number of Occupations 149; Total Number of Employees Exposed 718150; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 33221
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 17366; Number of Industries 201; Total Number of Facilities 17315; Number of Occupations 117; Total Number of Employees Exposed 296607

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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