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General Description

Synonyms: Polychlorinated Biphenyl; (Aroclor 1016); PCB; Chlorodiphenyl (41% Cl)

OSHA IMIS Code Number: A622

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 12674-11-2, 27323-18-8

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: TQ1351000; 64471

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


Health Factors

Carcinogenic Classification:

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


Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • 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
    analytical 1: Gas Chromatography GC/ECD
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Partially Validated

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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