WHMIS (Arabic gum)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-07-05

  • Combustible dusts - See comments below1 2 3
  • Respiratory sensitization - Category 14 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

Warning

May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H334)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: This product could belong to the hazard class "Combustible dust", based on various factors related to the combustibility and explosiveness of its dust, including composition, shape and size of the particles.

References

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  • ▲3.  National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 499 : Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of Hazardous (classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas. 2013. Massachusetts : An International Codes and Standards Organization. (2013).   http://www.nfpa.org
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  • ▲7.  Spielman, A.D. et Baldwin, H.S., «Atopy to acacia (gum arabic).» JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association. Vol. 101, no. 6, p. 444-445. (1933).
  • ▲8.  Turiaf, J. et al., «L'allergie à la gomme arabique des travailleurs de l'imprimerie.» Journal Français de Médecine et Chirurgie Thoraciques. Vol. 23, no. 6, p. 617-635. (1959).
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  • ▲10.  Gaultier, M. et al., «Un cas d'asthme à la gomme arabique. Histoire clinique, tests cutanés, épreuves fonctionnelles respiratoires .» Archives des Maladies Professionnelles. Vol. 21, no. 1-2, p. 55-56. (1960).
  • ▲11.  Viinanen, A, Salokannel, M et Lammintausta, K, «Gum arabic as a cause of occupational allergy.» Journal of allergy. Vol. 2011, p. 1-5. (2011).
  • ▲12.  Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, «Fiche d'Allergologie-pneumologie Professionnelle. Allergies Professionnelles dues aux Gommes Naturelles..» Document pour le médecin du travail N°122. , p. 209-219. (2010). TR 49.   http://www.rst-sante-travail.fr/rst/pages-article/ArticleRST.html?ref=RST.TR%2049

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