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dichloromethane; methylene chloride

EC / List no.: 200-838-9

CAS no.: 75-09-2

Mol. formula: CH2Cl2

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is suspected of causing cancer.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance causes serious eye irritation, causes skin irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

  • C

Possibly Carcinogenic

  • ED

Possibly Endocrine Disrupting

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 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.

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: adhesives and sealants, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), coating products, plant protection products, washing & cleaning products and cosmetics and personal care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid and outdoor use as processing aid.

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: washing & cleaning products, coating products, adhesives and sealants, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), plant protection products and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development and agriculture, forestry and fishing.
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 as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: adhesives and sealants and coating products.
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: washing & cleaning products, extraction agents, adhesives and sealants, coating products and heat transfer fluids.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: printing and recorded media reproduction.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, textile, leather or fur, rubber products, plastic products, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), machinery and vehicles and furniture.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

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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