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ASPHALT ICSC: 0612
Date of Peer Review: October 2004

Bitumen
Petroleum bitumen
CAS # 8052-42-4
RTECS # CI9900000
UN # 1999
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.

Dry powder, carbon dioxide, foam. NO water.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin On contact with heated material serious skin burns.
Heat-insulating gloves. Protective clothing.
Rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Let solidify. Sweep spilled substance into containers.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III (only for the hot product)

IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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ASPHALT ICSC: 0612
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
DARK BROWN OR BLACK SOLID.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: asphalt (bitumen) fume as benzene-soluble aerosol, 0.5 mg/m as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (vapour and aerosol) skin absorption (H); Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of fumes.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed or when heated.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance when heated causes burns on the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Fumes of this substance are possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: above 300C
Melting point: 54-173C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.0-1.18
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: above 200C c.c
Auto-ignition temperature: above 400C
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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