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CREOSOTE ICSC: 0572
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

Wash oil
Creosote oil
Coal tar creosote
CAS # 8001-58-9
RTECS # GF8615000
UN #
EC # 648-101-00-4
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Burning sensation.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Confusion. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention. Do NOT induce vomiting.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Use face shield. (Extra personal protection: complete protective clothing and filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.) Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 45
S: 53-45
Note: [H, J, M]
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0;
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs.
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 1999

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CREOSOTE ICSC: 0572
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLACK TO BROWN, OILY LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic fumes.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C and especially on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure to sun may enhance the irritating effect of creosote on skin and eyes and lead to burns. Exposure by ingestion may result in death. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis and hyperpigmentation of skin. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 200-400C
Melting point: about 20C
Density: 1.0-1.17 g/cm^3
Solubility in water: very poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: about 6
Flash point: above 66C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 335C
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous in the environment; special attention should be given to soil contamination, ground water contamination. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Do NOT take working clothes home.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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IPCS, CEC 1999