|BENZO(b)FLUORANTHENE||ICSC: 0720 (March 1999)|
| CAS #: 205-99-2
|EC Number: 205-911-9
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|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 spectacles 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||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Well closed.|
|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|
|MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 2; germ cell mutagen group: 3B|
|This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to air quality and water quality.|
|Benzo(b)fluoranthene is present as a component of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) content in the environment usually resulting from the incomplete combustion or pyrolysis of organic matters, especially fossil fuels and tobacco.
ACGIH recommends environment containing benzo(b)fluoranthene should be evaluated in terms of the TLV-TWA for coal tar pitch volatile, as benzene soluble 0.2 mg/m³.
TLV Note: Exposure by all routes should be carefully controlled to levels as low as possible.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Symbol: T, N; R: 45-50/53; S: 53-45-60-61
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Benzo(b)Fluoranthene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 3, 1973)