|BENZ(a)ANTHRACENE||ICSC: 0385 (November 2016)|
| CAS #: 56-55-3
| UN #: 3077
|EC Number: 200-280-6
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Combustible. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.||NO contact with oxidizing agents. NO open flames. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.||Use water spray, powder, carbon dioxide, foam. In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.|
|See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE. AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED!||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Wear safety goggles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Wet powder to prevent dusting and ignition. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Vacuum spilled material with specialist equipment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERMay cause cancer
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|Separated from oxidizing materials. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Well closed.|
|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: A2 (suspected human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK skin absorption (H).
MAK: carcinogen category: 2; germ cell mutagen group: 3A
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.|
|Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Symbol: T, N; R: 45-50/53; S: 53-45-60-61
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Benz(a)Anthracene (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 3, 1973)