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Description of key information

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Skin sensitisation

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
adverse effect observed (sensitising)
Additional information:
Migrated from Short description of key information:
Anthracene paste is considered to have a skin-sensitising potential, based on a guinea-pig maximisation test conducted with a closely structure-related tar oil.

Respiratory sensitisation

Endpoint conclusion
Endpoint conclusion:
no study available
Additional information:
Migrated from Short description of key information:
No experimental data on respiratory sensitisation has been located. From occupational experience over decades, there has been no evidence for this effect in exposed workers.

Justification for classification or non-classification

Based on experimental evidence consistently noted with various tar oils, and although not evident by human experience, anthracene paste should be classified for the skin-sensitising potential. Based on results with the supporting substance creosote (see above), anthracene oil <50 ppm BaP is to be classified as Skin Sens. Cat. 1B according to classification criteria of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (amendment 2nd ATP: Regulation (EU) 286/2011).