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NB: Registration status and tonnage

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Benzoic acid

EC / List no.: 200-618-2

CAS no.: 65-85-0

Mol. formula: C7H6O2

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GHS05: Corrosive GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP06) approved by the European Union, this substance causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, causes serious eye damage and causes skin irritation.

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 100 000 to < 1 000 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, 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: veterinary hygiene, food and animals feeds.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, 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, perfumes and fragrances, pharmaceuticals and washing & cleaning products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: machinery and vehicles.
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) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: cosmetics and personal care products, anti-freeze products, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), lubricants and greases, pharmaceuticals and polymers.
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: polymers, lubricants and greases, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and personal care products, pH regulators and water treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
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.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, as processing aid and in processing aids at industrial sites.

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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