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Document ID (ISN)76197
CIS number 01-184
Year 1999
Convention or series no. CONCAWE Product Dossier No.99/110
Title Petroleum waxes and related products
Bibliographic information CONCAWE, Madouplein, 1210 Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 1999. iv, 32p. 54 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; mineral waxes; petrochemicals; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Occupational exposure limits