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Document ID (ISN)77606
CIS number 01-1616
Year 2000
Convention or series no. Fiche toxicologique No.182
Title Paraquat
Original title Paraquat [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Rev.ed., CD-ROM CD 613, June 2001. 4p. 20 ref.
Abstract Chemical safety information sheet. Update of data sheet already summarized in CIS 83-1029. Synonyms: 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridinium; 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridyldylium; 1,1'-dimethyl-4,4'-bipyridilium. Acute toxicity: caustic lesions; renal, hepatic and suprarenal insufficiency; pulmonary fibrosis. Chronic toxicity: skin and ungual lesions; irritation of mucous membranes of the eye and the respiratory tract. Exposure limits (France, ACGIH 1987): TWA = 0.1mg/m3 for aerosols for which 25% of particles have a diameter lower or equal to 5Ám. Complete datasheet collection on CD-ROM analysed under CIS 01-201.
Descriptors (primary) threshold limit values; paraquat; France
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; data sheet; hepatotoxic effects; paraquat chloride; toxicology; caustic substances; pulmonary fibrosis; labelling; limitation of exposure; waste disposal; first aid; personal protective equipment; spills; health hazards; nephrotoxic effects; legislation; sampling and analysis; paraquat methylsulfate
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds
Occupational exposure limits