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Document ID (ISN)76104
CIS number 01-36
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no. FT 91
Author(s) Brondeau M.T., Falcy M., Jargot D., Protois J.C., Reynier M., Schneider O., Serre P.
Title Coal tar pitch
Original title Brais de houille [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2000, No.179, p.115-119. Illus. 30 ref.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/dossiers/fichtox/ft91.pdf [in French]
Abstract Acute toxicity: nausea; headache; state of intoxication similar to that under the influence of alcohol; impairment of consciousness; bronchial and skin irritation; blepharoconjunctivitis or keratitis punctata. Chronic toxicity: acneiform dermatitis; hyperkeratosis; occular lesions which may be aggravated by sun or UV rays; diarrhoea; respiratory disorders. Epidemiologic studies show evidence of carcinogenicity: skin cancer, in particular of the face and the scrotum; inhalation gives rise to lung, bladder and kidney cancer and cancer of the upper respiratory system. French exposure limit: 0.2mg/m3 (VME).
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; France; health hazards; pitch; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aromatic hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) fire fighting; eye injuries; carcinogens; fire hazards; migraine; diarrhoea; erythema; acne; handling and storage; labelling; limitation of exposure; first aid; personal protective equipment; determination in air; comment on standard; data sheet; irritants
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons