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Carbon tetrachloride

EC / List no.: 200-262-8

CAS no.: 56-23-5

Mol. formula: CCl4

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS06: Acute Toxicity

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP02) approved by the European Union, this substance is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, is toxic if inhaled, causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, is suspected of causing cancer, is harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects and harms public health and the environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is fatal in contact with skin, may cause cancer, causes serious eye irritation, is suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child, may cause an allergic skin reaction, causes skin irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

At least one company has indicated that the substance classification is affected by impurities or additives.

  • C

Possibly Carcinogenic

  • Ss*

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 - 10 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

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

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Formulation or re-packing

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and rubber products.
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) 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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