|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Not combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.|
|EXPLOSION||Risk of fire and explosion if formulations contain flammable/explosive solvents.||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|EXPOSURE||AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF BREASTFEEDING WOMEN!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Further see Ingestion.||Avoid inhalation of dust.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED!||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Headache. Dizziness. Tremor. Convulsions.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink, but NOT if convulsions occur. Refer immediately for medical attention. Rest.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance, chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus and protective gloves. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable non-metallic containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Severe marine pollutant.
Symbol: T, N; R: 20/21-25-48/22-64-50/53; S: (1/2)-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III
Toxic if swallowed
Toxic in contact with skin
Harmful if inhaled dust
Suspected of causing cancer
May cause harm to breast-fed children
Causes damage to central nervous system
Causes damage to the nervous system, the bone marrow and the liver through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from bases, metals and food and feedstuffs.|
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 323°C
Melting point: 113°C
Density (at °C): 1.9 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.0007 (very poor)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 0.0012
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 3.61 - 3.72
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in fish and seafood. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal.|
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
See also ICSC 0487 Hexachlorocyclohexane (mixed isomers), 0795 alpha-Hexachlorocyclohexane, 0796 beta-Hexachlorocyclohexane.
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see GHS classification.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Lindane (EHC 124, 1991) Lindane (HSG 54, 1991) Lindane (PIM 859) Lindane (FAO Meeting Report PL/1965/10/1) Lindane (FAO/PL:1967/M/11/1) Lindane (JMPR Evaluations 2002 Part II Toxicological) Lindane (FAO/PL:1968/M/9/1) Lindane (FAO/PL:1969/M/17/1) Lindane (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 3) Lindane (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 4) Lindane (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 5) Lindane (Pesticide residues in food: 1977 evaluations) Lindane (Pesticide residues in food: 1978 evaluations) Lindane (Pesticide residues in food: 1979 evaluations) Lindane (Pesticide residues in food: 1989 evaluations Part II Toxicology) Lindane (Pesticide residues in food: 1997 evaluations Part II Toxicological & Environmental)