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OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0865

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 7572-29-4

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: AP1080000; 3728

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

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

liquid

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

Construction Industry: 0.1 ppm, 0.4 mg/m3 Ceiling

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.1 ppm, 0.39 mg/m3 Ceiling; Appendix A3 (Confirmed Animal Carcinogen with Unknown Relevence to Humans)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.1 ppm Ceiling, Potential Carcinogen

Health Factors

Health Effects: Nausea, Headaches (HE4); Acute lung edema (HE11) Cumulative CNS effects (HE7)

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Charcoal Tube (100/50 mg sections, 20/40 mesh)
    analytical solvent: Carbon Disulfide
    minimum time: 15 Minutes
    maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min (Ceiling)
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Not Validated

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