|Document ID (ISN)||76197|
|Convention or series no.
||CONCAWE Product Dossier No.99/110
||Petroleum waxes and related products
||CONCAWE, Madouplein, 1210 Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 1999. iv, 32p. 54 ref.
||This dossier summarizes the health, safety and environmental data currently available on paraffin waxes, microcrystalline waxes, slack waxes and petrolatums which are used in wide range of industries, including the food industry. Petroleum waxes and related products are at most slightly irritant; slack wax is weakly carcinogenic. Advice is given on the storage and handling of waxes and related products, on emergency treatment in case of exposure and on disposal. These products are biodegradable.
||threshold limit values; mineral waxes; petrochemicals; toxicology
||toxic effects; literature survey; disposal of harmful waste; irritants; fire hazards; criteria document; limitation of exposure; first aid; ecotoxicology; carcinogenic effects; data sheet; handling and storage
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits