|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.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|Inhalation||Convulsions. Tremor.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! See Inhalation.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Wear safety goggles 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||See Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Rest. Refer for medical attention .|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. 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: 24/25-33-40-50/53; S: (1/2)-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT7-II.||Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from strong oxidants, metals and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Dry.|
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS OR TAN WAXY SOLID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of dust, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Decomposes at 160°C
Melting point: 95-96°C
Density: 1.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.053
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.27/5.44
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in fish and milk. 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.|
Other melting points: 46-74°C for the technical product.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Heptachlor (EHC 38, 1984) Heptachlor (HSG 14, 1988) Heptachlor (PDS) Heptachlor (PIM 578) Heptachlor (FAO Meeting Report PL/1965/10/1) Heptachlor (FAO/PL:CP/15) Heptachlor (FAO/PL:1967/M/11/1) Heptachlor (FAO/PL:1968/M/9/1) Heptachlor (FAO/PL:1969/M/17/1) Heptachlor (AGP:1970/M/12/1) Heptachlor (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 4) Heptachlor (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 5) Heptachlor (Pesticide residues in food: 1991 evaluations Part II Toxicology) Heptachlor (CICADS 70, 2006)