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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 Guide: 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):

General Industry: 29 CFR 1910.1000 Z-1 Table -- 0.5 mg/m3 TWA; Skin

Construction Industry: 29 CFR 1926.55 Appendix A -- 0.5 mg/m3 TWA; Skin

Maritime Industry: 29 CFR 1915.1000 Table Z-Shipyards -- 0.5 mg/m3 TWA; Skin

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

Carcinogenic Classification:

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Group B2, probable human carcinogen

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Group 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans [137 KB PDF, 36 pages]

National Toxicology Program (NTP): Reasonably Anticipated to be Human Carcinogen [156 KB PDF, 3 pages]

NIOSH Immediately Dangerous To Life or Health Concentration (IDLH): 200 mg/m3

Potential Symptoms:
Nausea; confusion; agitation; tremors, convulsions; unconsciousness; dry, red skin (carcinogenic)

Health Effects: Cumulative liver damage (HE3)

Affected Organs: CNS, skin

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: 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 [17 KB PDF, 3 pages])
    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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