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Hydrocarbons, Halogenated Aromatic: Health Hazards

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ICSC Short Term Exposure

ICSC Long Term Exposure

ICSC Routes of Exposure and Symptoms

US NIOSH Target Organs & Routes of Entry

US NIOSH Symptoms

BENZAL CHLORIDE         98-87-3

eyes; skin; resp tract;CNS

Inhalation: cough, laboured breathing, nausea, sore throat

Skin: redness, irritant pain, irritant

Eyes: redness, irritant pain

Ingestion: burning sensation, vomiting


eyes; skin; resp tract


Inhalation: cough, sore throat

Skin: redness

Eyes: redness, corneal damage

Ingestion: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, collapse, convulsions, coma

BENZENE CHLORIDE      108-90-7


skin; CNS; blood; liver; kidneys; malformations in human babies

Inhalation: drowsiness, headache, nausea, unconsciousness

Skin: may be absorbed, dry skin, redness, roughness

Eyes: redness

Ingestion: abdominal pain

resp sys; eyes; skin; CNS; liver Inh; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, nose; drow, inco; CNS depres; in animals: liver, lung, kidney inj

BENZYL CHLORIDE         100-44-7

eyes; skin; resp tract; CNS

liver; kidneys; human reproduction

Inhalation: Burning sensation, cough, nausea, headache, shortness of breath, dizziness.

Skin: Redness, pain may be absorbed

Eyes: Redness, pain, blurred vision, corneal injury or permanent eye damage, severe deep burns.

Ingestion: Abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, burning sensation behind the breastbone.

Eyes; resp sys; skin; CNS Inh; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, nose; weak; irrity; head; skin eruption, pulm edema



Skin: may be absorbed, redness

Eyes: redness

Ingestion: convulsions, dizziness, nausea, vomiting

Skin; CNS (in animals: liver cancer) Inh; abs; ing; con

Nau, conf, agitation, tremor, convuls, uncon; dry, red skin; (carc)

COUMARIN        91-64-5


DDT      50-29-3

CNS; kidneys; liver; skin; eyes; PNS (in animals: liver, lung & lymphatic tumors) Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin; pares tongue, lips, face; tremor; appre, dizz, conf, mal, head, ftg; convuls; paresis hands; vomit; (carc)


eyes; skin; resp tract; liver; kidneys

liver; kidneys; lungs; skin

Inhalation: burning sensation, cough, drowsiness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, vomiting

Skin: redness

Eyes: pain

Ingestion: burning sensation, convulsions, diarrhoea

Liver; resp sys; eyes; kidneys; skin (in animals: liver & kidney cancer) Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit eyes, swell periorb; profuse rhinitis; head, anor, nau, vomit; low-wgt, jaun, cirr; in animals: liver, kidney inj; (carc)


liver; skin; CNS

Skin: may be absorbed



kidneys; liver; reproduction system

Inhalation: see ingestion

Ingestion: vomiting, weakness, tremor


eyes; skin; resp tract

skin; liver

Inhalation: sore throat

Skin: redness

Eyes: redness, pain

Liver; skin; CNS Inh; abs; ing; con

Head, ftg, verti, anor; pruritus, acne-form skin eruptions; jaun, liver nec



skin; liver

Skin: may be absorbed, dry skin, redness, chloracne

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: headache, numbness, fever

Skin; eyes; liver; repro sys (in animals: tumors of the pituitary gland & liver, leukemia) Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit eyes; chloracne; liver damage; repro effects; (carc)


eyes; skin; resp tract

Inhalation: cough, nausea

Skin: redness

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: burning sensation, cough, vomiting


skin; resp tract

Inhalation: burning sensation,cough shortness of breath

Ingestion: dizziness, nausea, unconsciousness, vomiting, weakness

1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE     120-82-1

eyes; skin; resp tract


Inhalation: cough, sore throat

Skin: Redness, roughness

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: vomiting

Eyes; skin; repro sys; liver; resp sys Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, muc memb; in animals: liver, kidney damage; possible terato effects

1,3,5-TRICHLOROBENZENE     108-70-3

skin; resp tract; lungs

skin; liver;kidneys

Inhalation: cough, dullness, shortness of breath, sore throat

Skin: may be absorbed, redness, pain, defats the skin

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: abdominal pain, nausea, sore throat


eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs

Inhalation: cough, dullness, shortness of breath, sore throat, unconsciousness, symptoms of delayed effects

Skin: redness, pain

Eyes: redness, pain, blurred vision, loss of vision


eyes; skin

skin; liver

Skin: may be absorbed, redness

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: nausea, vomiting

Skin; liver Inh; abs; ing; con

Anor, nau; verti; jaun, liver inj



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