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2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
% By Wt.
Paraffin waxes and Hydrocarbon waxes, chloro (Chlorinated paraffin)
Physical Hazard: No
EINECS/ELINCS NUMBER: 264-150-0
EC CLASSIFICATION: Does not meet Dangerous Substance criteria.
EC LABEL: None required
EC R: None required
EC S: None required
Health Hazard: No, see Section 8,PEL, Nuisance Dust
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
3.1 EMERGENCY OVERVIEW:
White, odorless solid, powder (See Section 9). Avoid prolonged contact with eyes or skin and dust inhalation (See Section 3 below). Avoid contact with strong oxidizers and reducers. Material becomes molten and free flowing at softening point. Protect against decomposition products of hydrogen chloride and oxides of carbon (See Sections 5, 7 and 10).
HMIS RATING: HEALTH: 1 FLAMMABILITY: 0 REACTIVITY: 1 PPE: B
3.2 POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS:
This particular product has not been shown to have adverse effects in years of manufacture and use. Chlorinated paraffins are a class of compounds that are similarly manufactured but vary in molecular structure by carbon chain length and degree of chlorination.
EYE: Repeated or prolonged contact may cause eye irritation.
SKIN: Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin irritation.
INGESTION: No hazard in normal industrial use.
INHALATION: Dust may be irritating to the respiratory tract.
CHRONIC EFFECTS: Not listed as human carcinogen by OSHA, IARC, or NTP.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS: Eye, skin or respiratory tract irritation.
See TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION (Section 11)
3.3 POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS:
AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT: In long-term (60 day) fish studies the NOEL is greater than the solubility limit.
NON-AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT: Based on available animal studies this product has not been classified as Dangerous to the Non-aquatic Environment.
See ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION (Section 12)
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
EYE: Hold eyelid open; flush with large volume of water; continue for 15 minutes. If irritation develops, seek medical attention.
SKIN: Brush powder from skin; wash area with mild soap and water. If irritation develops, seek medical attention. If molten material is on skin, cool rapidly with cold water. Do not attempt to peel from skin. Seek medical attention for thermal burn.
INGESTION: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting . Rinse mouth and dilute with water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. If irritation develops, seek medical attention.
NOTE TO PHYSICIANS: Treat as exposure to any fine powder. Consider powder as organic chemical. (See Section 3 for observable SIGNS/SYMPTOMS).
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLAMMABLE PROPERTIES: Flash Point: >200 C Method: C.O.C. Burn Rate: Not determined
FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Lower flammable limit: Not determined
Upper flammable limit: Not determined
FLAMMABILITY CLASSIFICATION: Not determined
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: Not determined
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Hydrogen chloride, oxides of carbon
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water fog; foam; dry chemical
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS: Material becomes molten and free flowing at softening point. Decomposition produces toxic gas.
FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS: Protect against decomposition products, wear self contained breathing apparatus. If this material is involved in a fire, keep surrounding containers cool with water spray and contain all runoff.
Wear protective equipment (see Section 8). Isolate the area and deny entry to unnecessary and unprotected personnel. Stop the leak at the source; dike area and/or take measures to prevent material from entering waterway. Prevent contact with strong oxidizers and reducers (see Section 7.) Sweep and shovel material to reclaim container; vacuum remaining material into disposal container (see Section 13.)
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING: Do not wear contaminated clothing. Wash prior to eating, drinking, smoking, or use of restroom and when leaving work. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Use proper grounding procedures. Prevent static charge when handling material. Do not dispose of material or empty container to the environment.
STORAGE: Do not store near heat or open flame.
INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS: Strong oxidizers and reducers
VENTILATION: Mechanical to control dust
SPECIAL PACKAGING MATERIALS: Material should be stored in manufacturer’s supplied packaging or container. Use of other packaging or container should be approved by qualified personnel.
SPECIFIC USE: This product is marketed and sold as a processing component for primary use as a flame retardant or use in plastics compounding. Use of this material in other processes should be approved by qualified personnel.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
8.1 EXPOSURE GUIDELINES and LIMIT VALUES:
OSHA 29cfr1910.Z.1000: Table Z-1, Z-3 Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated (PNOR)
Respirable dust: 5
Nuisance dust 5
Total dust 15
8.2 EXPOSURE CONTROLS:
8.2.1 OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE CONTROLS:
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Mechanical ventilation. Control dust generation and accumulation. Follow proper grounding procedures to prevent static discharge.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: NIOSH approved air-purifying dust mask. Particulate Respirator with exhalation valve or equivalent is recommended.
HAND PROTECTION: Impervious gloves. Light, flexible PVC coated or similar.
EYE \FACE PROTECTION: Chemical goggles or safety glasses with side shields
SKIN PROTECTION: Long sleeve shirt and long pants
GENERAL HYGIENE: Facility should be equipped with safety shower and eye wash in area. Do not wear contaminated clothing. Wash prior to eating, drinking, smoking, or use of restroom and when leaving work.
8.2.2 ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE CONTROLS: Control the release of this product to the environment. See Section 6 for accidental release measures and Section 13 when disposing
of the material.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES:
APPEARANCE: White powder
PHYSICAL STATE: Solid
pH: Not applicable
BOILING POINT: Material decomposes
FLASH POINT: >200°C
FLAMMABILITY (SOLID/GAS): Non-flammable
EXPLOSIVE PROPERTIES: Non-combustible dust
OXIDIZING PROPERTIES: Not an oxidizer
VAPOR PRESSURE: Not determined
VAPOR DENSITY: Not applicable
RELATIVE DENSITY: 1.6 @ 25/25 C (Water = 1)
SOLUBILITY: Insoluble (Water)
PARTITION COEFFICIENT: N-OCTANOL/WATER: Not determined
VISCOSITY: Not applicable
EVAPORATION RATE: Not applicable
FREEZING/MELTING POINT: 95-110 C (softening point)
OTHER DATA: None
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CHEMICAL STABILITY: Stable under normal ambient and anticipated storage and handling conditions
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Avoid heating to decomposition. Material becomes molten and free flowing at softening point.
MATERIALS TO AVOID(INCOMPATIBILITY): Strong oxidizing and reducing agents
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Hydrogen chloride, oxides of carbon
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Not known to occur.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
EYE EFFECTS: No data
SKIN EFFECTS: Mild skin irritation possible with repeated or prolonged exposure.
CHRONIC EFFECTS/CARCINOGENICITY: Product not tested by OSHA, IARC, or NTP.
EPIDEMIOLOGY: No data
TERATOLOGY: Rat: 5000 mg/kg/day; No teratogenic response
Pregnant Dutch Belted rabbit: 1000 mg/kg/day; No teratogenic response
REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS: Pregnant Dutch Belted rabbit: No biologically meaningful differences in maternal appearance, behavior, and body weight or in occurrence
of genetic and developmental variations.
NEUROTOXICITY: No data
MUTAGENICITY: Rat: Invivo cytogenetic evaluation of bone marrow cells, 5000 mg/kg/day, did not produce any increase in frequency of chromosome abnormalities; not clastogenic
SYNERGISTIC PRODUCTS: No data
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ECOTOXICITY: Mussels: > 60 days, 1.33 mg/l, no mortality
Rainbow trout: > 60 days, NOEL, 4.2 mg/l
ENVIRONMENTAL FATE :
MOBILITY: No data
PERSISTENCE AND DEGRADABILITY: No data
BIOACCUMULATIVE POTENTIAL: No data
OTHER ADVERSE EFFECTS: Product is not known to deplete the ozone.
PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL: (See Sections 9 and 10)
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Because product uses, mixtures, processes, or contamination may render this material hazardous, it is the responsibility of the user/owner of the product to determine at the time of disposal, whether the product meets RCRA criteria for a hazardous waste.
Dispose of this material and the empty containers, liners and rinsate according to current local, state, federal and/or international regulations.
USEPA: Solid and Hazardous Waste Classification and Listing:
261.20: Not Characteristic of Hazardous Waste
261.31: Not Listed 261.32: Not Listed 261.33 Table 1: Not Listed Table 2: Not Listed
261. App. VII: Not Listed 261.App. VIII: Not Listed
14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION (Not meant to be all inclusive):
DOT SHIPPING NAME: Material as sold is not a DOT Hazardous Material.
DOT HAZARD CLASS/DESCRIPTION: Not applicable
DOT LABEL: Not applicable
DOT PLACARD: Not applicable
DOT UN/NA NUMBER: Not applicable
DOT PRODUCT RQ: Not applicable
IMO CLASSIFICATION: Not a hazardous material. Not a marine pollutant.
IATA CLASSIFICATION: Not a hazardous material.
ADR CLASSIFICATION: Not a hazardous material.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION (Not meant to be all inclusive - selected regulations represented)
15.1 U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS:
1910.H.119 PSM Highly Hazardous Chemicals: No
1910.Z.1200 Hazardous Chemical: No (See Section 2)
TSCA: Appears in TSCA Inventory
CAA, Sec 112, Hazardous Air Pollutant (b): Not Listed