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Paraffin Wax Fume - Diego - 03-17-2018

General Description:

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 2000 

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 8002-74-2 

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: RV0350000; 54488 

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

molecular formula: C18-C36
Exposure Limits
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 2 mg/m3TWA

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 2 mg/m3 TWA

Health Factors
Health Effects: Irritation-Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin---Mild (HE16)
Monitoring Methods used by OSHA
Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • sampling media: Glass Fiber Filter (37 mm) 
    analytical solvent: Carbon Disulfide 
    maximum volume: 100 Liters 
    maximum flow rate: 1.0 L/min 
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID 
    method reference: OSHA Analytical Method (
    method classification: Partially Validated