|CAS #: 75-09-2||Methylene chloride
| UN #: 1593
| EINECS #: 200-838-9
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Flammable under specific conditions. See Notes. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Explosive under specific conditions. See Notes. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting. Risk of fire and explosion.||NO contact with incompatible substances. See Chemical Dangers. See Notes. See Notes.||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Weakness. Unconsciousness.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Administration of oxygen may be needed. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Redness. Burning sensation.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Pain. Redness.||Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Abdominal pain. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Administration of oxygen may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERHarmful if swallowed
Fatal if inhaled
Causes skin and eye irritation
May cause drowsiness or dizziness
Causes damage to central nervous system, blood, liver, the heart and lungs
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways
Causes damage to the central nervous system through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
May cause cancer
|Separated from food and feedstuffs and incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Well closed. Cool. Ventilation along the floor.|
|Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 50 ppm as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (skin).
MAK: 180 mg/m3, 50 ppm; peak limitation category: II(2); skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 5; pregnancy risk group: B.
EU-OEL: 353 mg/m3, 100 ppm as TWA; 706 mg/m3, 200 ppm as STEL; (skin)
|Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Symbol: Xn; R: 40; S: (2)-23-24/25-36/37
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Dichloromethane (FAO Nutrition Meetings Report Series 48a) Dichloromethane (WHO Food Additives Series 30) DICHLOROMETHANE (JECFA Evaluation) Dichloromethane (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)