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Benzaldehyde

CAS: 100-52-7

How can this chemical affect my health?

Acute (Short Term) EffectsData sources

Irritates The Eyes priority 3
Irritates the Eyes – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the eye.
Toxic To Humans & Animals priority 4
Toxic to Humans & Animals – Can be fatal on contact, ingestion or inhalation for humans and other mammals.
Irritates The Skin priority 4
Irritates the Skin – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the skin.

Data sources:

Direct Hazard » Irritates the Eyes

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Serious eye damage / eye irritation - Category 2A
    Japan GHS Classifications
    Government of Japan
  • H319 - Causes serious eye irritation (unverified)
    EU - Manufacturer REACH hazard submissions
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)

Direct Hazard » Toxic to Humans & Animals

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • H302 - Harmful if swallowed
    Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Annex 6 Table 3-1 - GHS Hazard code criteria
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)
  • H302 - Harmful if swallowed
    Australia - GHS
    Safe Work Australia
  • H332 - Harmful if inhaled
    Australia - GHS
    Safe Work Australia
  • Acute toxicity (oral) - Category 4
    Japan GHS Classifications
    Government of Japan
  • 6.1D (dermal) - Acutely toxic
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)
  • 6.1D (oral) - Acutely toxic
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)
  • FIFRA Registered Pesticide
    Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Registered Pesticides (Selections)
    US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
  • H332 - Harmful if inhaled (unverified)
    EU - Manufacturer REACH hazard submissions
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)

Direct Hazard » Irritates the Skin

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • 6.3B - Mildly irritating to the skin
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)
  • H315 - Causes skin irritation (unverified)
    EU - Manufacturer REACH hazard submissions
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)

Chronic (Long Term) EffectsData sources

Endocrine Disruption priority 3
Endocrine Disruption – Can interfere with hormone communication between cells which controls metabolism, development, growth, reproduction and behavior (the endocrine system).
Other Health Effects priority 3
Other Health Effects – Can cause serious damage on contact or ingestion.
Sensitizes The Skin priority 4
Sensitizes the Skin – Can lead to allergic reactions on the skin.
Brain/nervous System Harm priority 7
Brain/Nervous System Harm – Can cause damage to the nervous system including the brain.

Data sources:

Direct Hazard » Endocrine Disruption

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Potential Endocrine Disruptor
    TEDX (The Endocrine Disruption eXchange) List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors
    The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX)

Direct Hazard » Other Health Effects

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Specific target organs/systemic toxicity following single exposure - Category 2
    Japan GHS Classifications
    Government of Japan
  • Specific target organs/systemic toxicity following repeated exposure - Category 2
    Japan GHS Classifications
    Government of Japan
  • H335 - May cause respiratory irritation (unverified)
    EU - Manufacturer REACH hazard submissions
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)

Direct Hazard » Sensitizes the Skin

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • 6.5B (contact) - Contact sensitisers (Cat. 1)
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)
  • Established Contact Allergens in Humans
    EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety - Fragrance Allergens
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)
  • Potential Skin Allergens
    Potential Skin Allergens in SC Johnson products
    SC Johnson
  • H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction (unverified)
    EU - Manufacturer REACH hazard submissions
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)

Direct Hazard » Brain/Nervous System Harm

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • H336 - May cause drowsiness or dizziness (unverified)
    EU - Manufacturer REACH hazard submissions
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)

Inherent HazardsData sources

Flammable priority 4
Flammable – Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly.

Data sources:

Direct Hazard » Flammable

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Flammable liquids - Category 4
    Japan GHS Classifications
    Government of Japan
  • 3.1C - Flammable Liquids: medium hazard
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)
  • Class B3 - Combustible liquids
    WHMIS-SIMDUT: Controlled Products Classifications
    Québec Workplace Health and Safety Commission (Commission de la santé et de la securite du travail (CSST))

How does this chemical impact the environment?Data sources

Immediate Harm To Aquatic Ecosystems priority 3
Immediate Harm to Aquatic Ecosystems – A single exposure may result in severe biological harm or death to fish or other aquatic organisms.
Long-term Harm To Aquatic Ecosystems priority 4
Long-Term Harm to Aquatic Ecosystems – Long term exposure may result in irreversible harm to fish or other aquatic organisms.
Harmful To Land Ecosystems priority 4
Harmful to Land Ecosystems – Can cause harm to land based plants, animals or microorganisms.

Data sources:

Direct Hazard » Immediate Harm to Aquatic Ecosystems

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Hazardous to the aquatic environment (acute) - Category 2
    Japan GHS Classifications
    Government of Japan
  • 9.1D (fish) - Slightly harmful in the aquatic environment or are otherwise designed for biocidal action
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)

Direct Hazard » Long-Term Harm to Aquatic Ecosystems

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Hazardous to the aquatic environment (chronic) - Category 3
    Japan GHS Classifications
    Government of Japan
  • H412 - Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects (unverified)
    EU - Manufacturer REACH hazard submissions
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)

Direct Hazard » Harmful to Land Ecosystems

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • 9.3C - Harmful to terrestrial vertebrates
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)
  • 9.2D - Slightly harmful in the soil environment
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)

What safer alternatives are available for this chemical?

Information on safer alternatives is currently fairly limited, and not easily accessible or linked to information on chemicals in the workplace. Where we have information on safer alternatives, ChemHAT will display links to existing case studies of safer alternatives for the chemical.

How am I likely to be exposed to this chemical?

Harmful if swallowed
Ingestion

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