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General Description

Synonyms: Arochlor 1221; Aroclor 1221; Polychlorinated Biphenyl; PCB

OSHA IMIS Code Number: C106

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Numbers: 11104-28-2; 27323-18-2

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: TQ1352000; 64472

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: UN2315 Class 9

Health Factors

Carcinogenic Classification:

National Toxicology Program (NTP): Suspect Human Carcinogen

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Polychlorinated Biphenyls - Group 2A, probably carcinogenic to humans

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method:

  • sampling media: OSHA Versatile Sampler (OVS-2) - 13 mm XAD-2 Tube (270/140 mg sections, 20/60 mesh) with Glass Fiber Filter enclosed
    maximum volume: 60 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/ECD
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Partially 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.

Bulk Method: Limit the amount of bulk submitted to one gram or one mL for oil and 20 g for soil.

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