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Benzo (e) Pyrene

General Description

  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: B129
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 192-97-2
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: DJ42000000; 18285

Exposure Limits

Health Factors

  • Carcinogenic Classification:
    • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Group 3, not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • Glass Fiber Filter (37 mm)
  • maximum volume: 960 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 2.0 L/min
  • current analytical method: High Performance Liquid Chromatography; HPLC/U
  • method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
  • method classification: Not Validated
  • note: After sampling, filter must be transferred to a glass vial with a Teflon-lined cap. The sample must be protected from direct sunlight.

Column: C18, mobile phase: 85:15 Acetonitrile: Water, detector wavelength: 254nm, flouresence detection limit: excitation: 254nm, emissions: 370nm

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