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Chlorocresol

EC / List no.: 200-431-6

CAS no.: 59-50-7

Mol. formula: C7H7ClO

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GHS05: Corrosive GHS07: Health hazard GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP13) approved by the European Union, this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage, is very toxic to aquatic life, is harmful if swallowed, causes serious eye damage, is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects, may cause an allergic skin reaction and may cause respiratory irritation.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is harmful in contact with skin.

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Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 - 10 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is approved for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: human hygiene, disinfection, veterinary hygiene, product preservation, preservation of fibres, leather, rubber, or polymers, preservation for working / cutting fluids.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals and polishes and waxes.
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metals, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay and fuels.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: textile treatment products and dyes, pH regulators and water treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, leather treatment products and polymers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and printing and recorded media reproduction.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, textile, leather or fur, plastic products and mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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