|PETROLATUM (WHITE)||ICSC: 1440 (June 2002)|
| CAS #: 8009-03-8
|EC Number: 232-373-2
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Combustible.||NO open flames.||Use water spray, foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.|
|Eyes||Wear safety spectacles.||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.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
According to UN GHS Criteria
|PETROLATUM (WHITE)||ICSC: 1440|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: see Notes
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
|The substance consists of saturated hydrocarbons with carbon numbers mainly higher than 25.
Its composition depends upon the petroleum source and refining process.
Highly refined (White Petrolatum) grades are used in pharmacy and cosmetics.
Less refined grades (Yellow, amber or brown Petrolatum) are used industrially and may contain impurities such as carcinogenic polycyclic aromatics.
Therefore, the European Union applies the risk phrase R 45 (May cause cancer) with Note N to petrolatum.
Note N reads ''the classification as a carcinogen need not apply if the full refining history is known and it can be shown that the substance from which it is produced is not a carcinogen.
This note applies to certain complex oil-derived substances in Annex I''.
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations