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General Description

Synonyms: Chlordecone; Decachlorotetracyclodecanone

OSHA IMIS Code Number: K216

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 143-50-0

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: PC8575000; 48607

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

Exposure Limits

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.001 mg/m3 TWA; Potential carcinogen

Health Factors

Carcinogenic Classification:

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC): Group 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Mixed Cellulose Ester Filter (MCEF) 0.8 micron Midget + Impinger containing 15 mL of 0.1N NaOH
    maximum volume: 600 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/ECD
    method reference: 1 (NIOSH 5508 [21 KB PDF, 4 pages])
    method classification: Fully Validated

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