|CAS #: 218-01-9||Benzo[a]phenanthrene
| UN #: 3077
| EINECS #: 205-923-4
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Combustible. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.||NO open flames. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.||Use water spray, dry powder, foam, carbon dioxide.|
|See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE. AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Wear safety goggles.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
WARNINGSuspected of causing cancer
Very toxic to aquatic life
Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|Separated from strong oxidants. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); BEI issued.
MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 2
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in seafood. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
This substance does not usually occur as a pure substance but as a component of polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixtures.
Human population studies have associated PAH's exposure with cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
TLV Note: Exposure by all routes should be carefully controlled to levels as low as possible.
Symbol: T, N; R: 45-68-50/53; S: 53-45-60-61
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Chrysene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 3, 1973) Chrysene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 32, 1983)