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Chlorodiphenyl (60% Cl)

General Description

  • Synonyms: Arochlor 1260; Aroclor 1260; Polychlorinated Biphenyl; PCB
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: C107
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 11096-82-5; 27323-18-8
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: TQ1362000; 64477
  • Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Emergency Response Guidebook: 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

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • 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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