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General Description

Synonyms: Anthracite coal dust; Bituminous coal dust; Lignite coal dust

OSHA IMIS Code Number: C131

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: GF8281000

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: 1361 133

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Coal Dust: Chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

dark-brown to black solid dispersed in air

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: See IMIS 9040 or C120

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): Anthracite - 0.4 mg/m3 TWA, Bituminous - 0.9 mg/m3 TWA -- Respirable Fraction, Appendix A4 (Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): Substances with no established RELs


Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: Chronic Bronchitis; Decreased Pulmonary Function; Emphysema

Affected Organs: Respiratory System

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