WHMIS (Toluene)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2004-07-08
  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame

    B2

  • WHMIS pictogram :

    D2A, D2B

B2
  • Flammable Liquid 1
  • flash point = 4,4 °C Setaflash closed cup
D2A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 2 3
  • embryotoxicity in animals
D2B
  • Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 4
  • skin irritation in animals

Disclosure at 0,1% according to classification criteria

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-02-25

  • Flammable liquids - Category 21
    • Flash point = 4,4 °C Setaflash closed cup and boiling point = 111 °C
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 25
  • Reproductive toxicity - Category 26 7
    • Toxic to the development
    • Adverse effects on the development of the offspring
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (narcotic effects) - Category 3 - Narcotic effect5 6
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 25
  • Aspiration hazard - Category 15
    • Liquid hydrocarbon with a kinematic viscosity of 0,676 mm2/s at 20 °C

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

Danger

Highly flammable liquid and vapour (H225)
Causes skin irritation (H315)
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child (H361)
May cause drowsinesss or dizziness (H336)
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H373)
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways (H304)

Ingredient disclosure

References

  • ▲1.  Budavari, S. et O'Neil, M., The Merck index : an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. 12ème éd. Rahway (N.J.) : Merck. (1996).
  • ▲2.  Hass, U. et al., «Developmental neurotoxicity after toluene inhalation exposure in rats.» Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Vol. 21, no. 4, p. 349-357. (1999). [ap-060811]
  • ▲3.  Hougaard, K.S. et al., «Effects of prenatal exposure to toluene on postnatal development and behavior in rats.» Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Vol. 21, no. 3, p. 241-250. (1999).
  • ▲4.  Bureau européen des substances chimiques, European Union Risk Assessment Report : Toluene. 2nd Priority List, Vol. 30. Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. (2003). EUR 20539 EN.   http://ecb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/esis/
    http://ecb.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/Existing-Chemicals/RISK_ASSESSMENT/REPORT/toluenereport032.pdf
  • ▲5.  Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail, CHEMINFO, Hamilton, Ont. : Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety   http://ccinfoweb.ccohs.ca/cheminfo/search.html
  • ▲6.  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Toxicological profile for toluene. Atlanta, GA : ATSDR. (2000). [MO-016492]   http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
    http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/ToxProfiles/tp56.pdf
  • ▲7.  INRS, DEMETER : documents pour l'évaluation médicale des produits toxiques vis-à-vis de la reproduction. Paris : Institut national de recherche et de sécurité pour la prévention des accidents du travail et des maladies professionnelles. (2006).   www.inrs.fr

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