TYPES OF HAZARD
|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE-FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.|
|EXPOSURE||See Notes.||AVOID ALL CONTACT! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!|
|Inhalation||Use closed system and ventilation.||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
Symbol: T, N; R: 45-46-60-61-43-50/53; S: 53-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III
May cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause cancer
May cause genetic defects
May damage fertility or the unborn child
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Cool. Dry.|
Physical State; Appearance
PALE YELLOW CRYSTALS.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
Exposure mainly occurs via inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 496°C
Melting point: 178.1°C
Density (at 20°C): 1.4 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: < 0.1 (poor)
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.04
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish, plants and molluscs. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.|
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Benzo(a)pyrene is present as a component of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the environment, usually resulting from the incomplete combustion or pyrolysis of organic matters, especially fossil fuels and tobacco.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Benzo(a)Pyrene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 3, 1973)