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VM & P Naphtha

General Description

Synonyms:  Benzine (light petroleum distillate); Benzoline; BP 2; Canadol; Ligroin; Ligroine; Ligroine naptha, Varnish makers' and painters' naphtha; Petroleum ether; Petroleum distillate naphtha; Petroleum spirit; Refined solvent naphtha

OSHA IMIS code: V109

CAS number(s): 8032-32-4; 8030-30-6, 8030-31-7 (naphtha (coal tar), rubber solvent (naphtha)); 8002-05-9 (Petroleum distillates [naphtha])

Exposure Limits and Health Effects (Updated September 6, 2012)

Standard Set By Exposure Limit Health Effect Codes -- Health Effects and Target Organs
OSHA PEL Not established
 
NIOSH REL 350 mg/m3 TWA
1800 mg/m3 Ceiling (15 minutes)
HE7 -- dizziness and drowsiness
HE7 -- headache and nausea
HE16 -- eye, throat, and skin irritation
ACGIH TLV® Withdrawn in 2009; Refer to Appendix H: Reciprocal Calculation Method for Certain Refined Hydrocarbon Solvent Vapor Mixtures  
CAL/OSHA PELs As VM&P naphtha [8030-30-6]: 300 ppm (1350 mg/m3) TWA
400 ppm (1800 mg/m3) STEL
 

Carcinogenic classification:

  • NTP: Not listed
  • IARC: Not listed
  • EPA: Not listed

EPA Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC): Not established

ATSDR Inhalation Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs): Not established

NIOSH IDLH concentration: 1,100 ppm (10% LEL) (petroleum distillates [naphtha])

Notes on other potential health effects and hazards:

  1. Petroleum distillates (naptha) are explosive (NIOSH 1978).
  2. VM & P naptha is a flammable liquid (NIOSH n.d.).

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