WHMIS (Nitrogen trichloride)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-08-05

  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 11
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 21 2
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation1 2 3
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exploding bomb) - Category 14 5
  • Oxidizing liquids - Undefined category4 5
    • This hazard class has been assigned according to the information obtained from the consulted scientific literature, but it does not allow to specify the hazard category.

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame over circle

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exploding bomb

Danger

Fatal if inhaled (H330)
Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
May cause an explosion under conditions of schock, friction or heat.
Oxidizing Liquids : Undefined hazard statement

Ingredient disclosure

References

  • ▲1.  Barbee, S.J., Thackara, J.W. et Rinehart, W.E., «Acute inhalation toxicology of nitrogen trichloride.» American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 44, no. 2, p. 145-146. (1983).
  • ▲2.  Gagnaire, F. et al., «Comparison of the sensory irritation response in mice to chlorine and nitrogen trichloride.» Journal of Applied Toxicology. Vol. 14, no. 6, p. 405-409. (1991).
  • ▲3.  Massin, N. et al., «Respiratory symptoms and bronchial responsiveness among cleaning and disinfecting workers in the food industry.» Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Vol. 64, no. 2, p. 75-81. (2007).
  • ▲4.  Dutch Institute for the Working Environment et Dutch Chemical Industry Association, Chemical safety sheets : working safely with hazardous chemicals. Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers. (1991). [RR-015010]
  • ▲5.  Pohanish, R.P. et Greene, S.A., Wiley guide to chemical incompatibilities. 3ème éd. New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2009). [RR-015033]   www.wiley.com

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