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
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
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
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.
- Limit the amount of bulk submitted to one gram or one mL.
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