MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
SECTION 1 IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER
Product Name: FRESHA TOILET BLOCKS (Para-DICHLOROBENZENE)
Company: Recochem Inc. ABN: 69 010 485 999
Address : 1809 Lytton Road, Lytton, Queensland 4178
Phone: (07) 3396 7033 Fax: (07) 3396 7329
Emergency Telephone Number: (07) 3396 7033 Day, After Hours 1300 131 001
Other Names: 1,4-Dichlorobenzene, para, p-DCB
Manufacturer鈥檚 Product Code: 11000
Recommended Use: Air Freshener, toilet freshener, de-odourant block
SECTION 2 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
CLASSIFIED AS HAZARDOUS ACCORDING TO CRITERIA OF WORKSAFE AUSTRALIA
NOT A DANGEROUS GOODS ACCORDING TO THE CRITERIA OF THE ADG CODE
Symbols: Xn Harmful
Risk Phrases: R22 鈥? Harmful if swallowed
R36/38 - Irritating to eyes and skin.
Safety Phrases: S22 Do not breath dust
S24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes
S 46 If swallowed, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre immediately and show container or label
S2 Keep out of the reach of children
SECTION 3 COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Entity CAS Number Proportion (%)
1,4-Dichlorobenzene 106-46-7 >99
SECTION 4 FIRST AID MEASURES
FIRST AID TREATMENT
Swallowed: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Transport to nearest medical facility for additional treatment.
Eye: If in eyes, hold eyes open, flood with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention
Skin: If skin contact occurs, wash skin thoroughly with water and follow by washing with soap if available. If irritation
persists, seek medical attention
Inhaled: Remove victim from exposure if safe to do so. If rapid recovery does not occur, transport to nearest medical
facility for additional treatment.
First Aid facilities: Potable water should be available to rinse eyes or skin. Provide eye baths and safety showers.
Advice to Doctor: Treat symptomatically.
Additional Information: None available.
SECTION 5 FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable Extinguishing Media: For a small fire use dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, water spray or foam. For large fires use
water spray, fog or foam. Do not use water in a jet.
Hazards from combustion products: CWhen heated to decomposition, emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
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Precautions for Fire Fighters and Special Protective Equipment: Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing
Additional Information: No additional remark
SECTION 6 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Observe all local and national regulations
Spills and Disposal, Methods and Materials for Containment and Clean Up Procedures: For small spills, use appropriate
tools to put spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. For large spills, use appropriate instruments to put the spilled
material in a waste disposal container. Dispose of in accordance with regional regulations.
SECTION 7 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for Safe Handling and Storage: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. DO NOT ingest. Avoid breathing
dust, keep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke in
contaminated areas. Before eating, drinking or smoking, remove contaminated clothing and wash hands. Do not store near
SECTION 8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards: National Occupational Health & Safety Commission (NOHSC) Worksafe Australia has set an exposure
standard 150mg/m3 (25ppm) TWA (8hr), 300mg/m3 (50ppm) STEL.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Respiratory Protection: Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate.
Hand Protection: Use solvent resistant gloves. Nitrile, PVC or neoprene.
Eye Protection: Wear safety Goggles.
Protective Clothing: No special protection is ordinarily required beyond standard issue work clothes.
Engineering Controls: Ensure that adequate ventilation is provided. Maintain air concentrations below recommended
exposure standards. Avoid generating and inhaling mists. Keep containers closed when not in use.
SECTION 9 IDENTIFICATION
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION / CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance Crystaline Solid
Vapour Pressure (mmHg @ 20掳C):
Vapour Density (air = 1) 5.08 @ 15 Deg C
Boiling Point (掳C):
Freezing/Melting Point (掳C):
Solubility in Water Insoluble
Specific Gravity (g/ml @ 15掳C):
65 (Closed Cup)
Flammability Limits (%): 2.5 鈥? 16.0
Auto Ignition Temperature (掳C):
Percent Volatiles 100
SECTION 10 STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Chemical Stability: Stable under normal conditions of use.
Conditions to Avoid: Avoid heat, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources.
Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidising agents, alkalis
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Burning can produce carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride and
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SECTION 11 TOXOCOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Swallowed: Accidental swallowing is unlikely in the workplace setting. Low acute oral toxicity. Symptoms may include,
headache nausea, vomiting and anaemia.
Eye: Vapour irritating to the eyes at 50ppm or greater.
Skin: Low acute dermal toxicity in animal studies. May cause burning sensation on prolonged contact with solid.
Inhaled: Low acute inhalation toxicity. Vapour may be irritating to the nose at 50ppm or greater. May cause
headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and breathing difficulties. High doses may cause depression of
the nervous system.
Chronic: Skin 鈥? No evidence of sensitisation.
Ingestion 鈥? over a long period may cause reversible neurological symptoms including unsteady gait,
incoordination and tingling of the limbs.
SECTION 12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity: Moderately toxic to aquatic life.
Mobility : Immiscible with water
Persistance/degradability : Biodegradable.
SECTION 13 DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Disposal Methods: Ensure waste disposal conforms to local waste disposal regulations.
SECTION 14 TRANSPORT INFORMATION
UN Number: NR Proper Shipping Name: NA
Class: NR Subsidiary Risk: None allocated
Packing Group: NR Hazchem Code: NA
Special Precautions For marine transport UN 3077 , Proper shipping name Environmentally hazardous substance, solid n.o.s
for User: (p-dichlorobenzene).
SECTION 15 REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule :5
AICS : Listed
Dangerous Goods Initial Emergency Response Guide (SAA/SNZ HB76:1997) : 47
SECTION 16 OTHER INFORMATION
Further Information may be obtained by contacting Recochem on (07) 3396 7033
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme, para-Dichlorobenzene 鈥揚riority Existing Chemical
Assessment Report No. 13, NICNAS, Sydney, 2000.
The information sourced for the preparation of this document was correct and complete at the time or writing to the best of the writer鈥檚 knowledge. The
document represents the commitment to the company鈥檚 responsibilities surrounding the supply of this product, undertaken in good faith. This document should
be taken as a safety guide for the product and its recommended uses but is in no way an absolute authority. Please consult the relevant legislation and
regulations governing the use and storage of this type of product.
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