WHMIS (2,6-Dinitrotoluene)

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WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2014-11-14

  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 21 2 3
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 2
  • Acute toxicity - oral - Not reviewed
  • Acute toxicity - dermal - Not reviewed
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Not reviewed
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure - Not reviewed

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard


Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341)
Suspected of causing cancer (H351)
Acute toxicity - oral : Not available
Acute toxicity - dermal : Not available
Acute toxicity - inhalation : Not available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure : Not available

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: This classification comes from an automated conversion of the classification established under the Controlled Products Regulations. The complete classification under the Hazardous Products Regulations will be determined at a later date.


  • ▲1.  Mirsalis, J.C. et Butterworth, B.E., «Induction of unscheduled DNA synthesis in rat hepatocytes following in vivo treatment with dinitrotoluene.» Carcinogenesis. Vol. 3, no. 3, p. 241-245. (1982). [AP-012851]
  • ▲2.  IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Printing processes and printing inks, carbon black and some nitro compounds. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, Vol. 65. Lyon : International Agency for Research on Cancer. (1996).   https://monographs.iarc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mono65.pdf
  • ▲3.  Mirsalis, J.C., Tyson, C.K. et Butterworth, B.E., «Detection of genotoxic carcinogens in the in vivo-in vitro hepatocyte DNA repair assay.» Environmental Mutagenesis. Vol. 4, p. 553-562. (1982). [AP-016624]

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