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POLYVINYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 1487
Date of Peer Review: April 2005

Ethylene, chloro-, polymer
Chloroethylene polymer
PVC
CAS # 9002-86-2 (C2H3Cl)n
RTECS # KV0350000 Molecular mass: 60 000-150 000
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Prevent deposition of dust; closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough.
Avoid inhalation of dust.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin


Eyes
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.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles. Sweep spilled substance into containers.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


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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POLYVINYL CHLORIDE ICSC: 1487
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER, PELLETS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
Dust explosion possible if in powder or granular form, mixed with air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene. Reacts violently with fluorine.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: (as dust) 1.5 mg/m (Respirable fraction); (DFG 2004).
INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles, resulting in fibrosis (pneumoconiosis).
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Density: 1.41 g/cm
Solubility in water: very poor
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
PVC products take many forms, due to additives used in manufacture. The additives can influence the physical and toxicological properties of this substance. The final product may contain traces of monomer see ICSC0082 Vinyl chloride.
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