Diesel exhaust

Synonyms & Trade Names
CAS No.
RTECS No.
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [N.D.]
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
Ca See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
none
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5040 , 2560
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Appearance and odor vary depending upon the specific diesel exhaust component.
Molecular Weight
Properties vary depending upon the specific component diesel exhaust component.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Varies
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Eye irritation, pulmonary function changes; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, respiratory system
Cancer Site
[in animals: lung tumors]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:No recommendation
Eyes:No recommendation
Wash skin:No recommendation
Remove:No recommendation
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)


Breathing:Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
Page last reviewed: November 29, 2018