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Chlorinated Camphene

General Description

  • Synonyms: Chlorocamphene; Octachlorocamphene; Polychlorocamphene; Toxaphene
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0612
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 8001-35-2
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: XW5250000
  • Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Emergency Response Guidebook: 2761 151
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Chlorinated camphene: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more

Exposure Limits

  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.5 mg/m3 TWA; 1 mg/m3 STEL; Skin; Appendix A3 - Confirmed Animal Carcinogen with Unknown Relevance to Humans
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): Skin; Appendix A - NIOSH Potential Occupational Carcinogens

Health Factors

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • Mixed Cellulose Ester Filter (MCEF) 0.8 microns
  • maximum volume: 15 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min (TWA)
  • maximum volume: 15 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min (STEL)
  • current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
  • method reference: NIOSH Analytical Method (NIOSH 5039 (PDF))
  • method classification: Fully Validated
  • note: Collect a sample of the bulk substance and send to the lab in a separate mailing container at the time the air samples are submitted. Indicate on the sample sheet that a bulk sample has been submitted. Do not use tenite filter cassettes. Within one hour after sampling, transfer filter to clean screw-cap bottle.
Bulk Method:
  • Limit the amount of bulk submitted to one gram or one mL.

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