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Document ID (ISN)68822
CIS number 97-395
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Title Pentachlorophenol
Bibliographic information New Jersey Department of Health, Right to Know Program, CN 368, Trenton, NJ 08625-0368, USA, 1996. 6p.
Abstract Data sheet. May enter the body when breathed in and through the skin. It is a carcinogen and a teratogen and should be handled with extreme caution. Irritates and burns the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. May damage the eyes, kidneys and liver. Exposure can cause poisoning with symptoms of headache, sweating, weakness, trouble in breathing, high fever and pain in the chest and abdomen. May cause an acne-like skin rash.
Descriptors (primary) pentachlorophenol; USA
Descriptors (secondary) New Jersey; eye injuries; threshold limit values; hepatic damage; fire hazards; skin absorption; renal damage; acne; storage; limitation of exposure; elimination of spills; waste disposal; chemical burns; first aid; personal protective equipment; chemical hazards; teratogenic effects; health hazards; carcinogenic effects; data sheet; fire fighting
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Phenols and phenolic compounds
Alcohols