WHMIS (4-Aminobiphenyl)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-02-17

  • Acute toxicity - oral - Category 41 2 3
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 21 4 5
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1A2 6 7

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard


Harmful if swallowed (H302)
Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341)
May cause cancer (H350)

Ingredient disclosure


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  • ▲5.  Neal, S. B. et Probst, G. S., «Chemically-induced sister-chromatid exchange in vivo in bone marrow of Chinese hamsters .» Mutation Research. Vol. 113, p. 33-43. (1983). [ap-034387]
  • ▲6.  American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Documentation of the threshold limit values and biological exposure indices / Documentation of TLV's and BEI's. 7th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : ACGIH. (2001-). Publication #0100Doc. [RM-514008]   http://www.acgih.org
  • ▲7.  IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Overall evaluations of carcinogenicity : an updating of IARC monographs volumes 1-42. IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, Supplement 7. Lyon : International Agency for Research on Cancer. (1987).   https://monographs.iarc.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Suppl7.pdf

The [number] refers to the Information SST database of the CNESST Documentation Center.