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Aroclor 1254 - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Aroclor 1254

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Aroclor 1254
CAS Number: 11097-69-1 (Aroclor 1254)
1336-36-3
U.S. EPA PC Code: 017801
203600 (Old US EPA PC code)
817801
CA DPR Chem Code: 5003
Molecular Weight: 327
Use Type: Building materials , Electronics production , Industrial chemical , Paints, coatings, resins
Chem Class: Organochlorine
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
 
Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , 017801 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 1,1'-Biphenyl chloro derivs , 1,1'-Biphenyl, chloro derivs. , 11097-69-1 (CAS number) , 11097691 (CAS number without hyphens) , 1336-36-3 (CAS number) , 1336363 , 1336363 (CAS number without hyphens) , 203600 (Old US EPA PC Code) , 203600 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 5003 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 817801 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , Arochlor , Aroclor , Aroclor - polychlorinated biphenyl , Aroclor 1254 , Aroclor 1254 (under Polychlorinated Biphenyls) , Aroclor1254 , Bifenilos Policlorados , Biphenyl, substituted by chloro, hydroxy and nitro groups (obsolete code, superseded by 017801, 203601, or 203602) , Chlorinated biphenyl , PCB , PCB 1254 , PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyls , PCB's , PCBs , PCBs (under Polychlorinated Biphenyls) , Polychlorinated biphenyl , Polychlorinated biphenyl (aroclor 1254) , Polychlorinated biphenyls , Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) , Polychlorinated biphenyls (Proposed: 0.35 g/day (food chain exposures)) , Polychlorinated biphenyls (Proposed: 2.3 g/day (food chain exposures)) , POLYCHLOROBIPHENYL (CA DPR Chem Code Text )
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Aroclor 1254 Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Symptoms of Aroclor 1254 Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Redness. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Headache. Numbness. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Changes into a resinous state (pour point) at 10C. Distillation range: 365-390C.
 

Toxicity Information for Aroclor 1254

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Slight
No
Suspected
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
Aroclor 1254
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Slightly Toxic

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Aroclor 1254
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
2A, Probable
Reasonably Anticipated
Yes
B2, Probable
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Aroclor 1254
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Yes
Yes
Not Listed
Not listed
Yes
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Aroclor 1254
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Aroclor 1254
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Yes
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Aroclor 1254

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Water Standards and Criteria

U.S. National Drinking Water Standards and Health Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) 0.50  
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) 0  
One Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Ten Day Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Lifetime Exposure Health Advisory Level  
Reference Dose (g/kg/day)  
U.S. Drinking Water Equivalent Level  
Concentration with Lifetime Cancer Risk of 1 in 10,000 10.0  
U.S. National Water Quality Criteria
g/L unless noted  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure 0.01 Notes: n,aa  
Fresh Water Quality Criteria Maximum Peak  
Salt Water Quality Criteria Continuous Exposure 0.03 Notes: n,aa
Salt Water Quality Criteria Max
Human Consumption of Organisms from Water Source 0.0001 Notes: b,c,n
Human Consumption of Water and Organisms from Water Source 0.0001 Notes: b,c,n
Taste and Odor Criteria
 

Regulatory Information for Aroclor 1254

International Regulatory Status

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Yes
Yes
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Yes
No

No
Not Listed
HAPTAC, Indus
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Aroclor 1254

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Amphibians Development, Growth
Amphibians Genetics, Mortality
Annelida Accumulation
Annelida Accumulation, Biochemistry, Enzyme(s), Mortality, Population
Cnidaria Behavior, Development, Feeding Behavior, Growth, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
Crustaceans Accumulation, Enzyme(s)
Crustaceans Accumulation, Avoidance, Behavior, Biochemistry, Development, Histology, Mortality
Echinoderms Accumulation, Development, Enzyme(s), Growth, Mortality, Population, Reproduction
Fish Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Hormone(s), Immunological, Injury, Morphology, Mortality, Physiology, Reproduction
Fish Accumulation, Avoidance, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Development, Enzyme(s), Feeding Behavior, Genetics, Growth, Histology, Hormone(s), Immunological, Injury, Morphology, Mortality, No Effect Coded, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
Fungi Accumulation
Insects Accumulation
Insects Accumulation, Mortality, Population
MarineBenthicCommunity Population
Molluscs Accumulation
Molluscs Accumulation, Behavior, Biochemistry, Cell(s), Enzyme(s), Genetics, Growth, Histology, Mortality, Physiology, Population
NematodesandFlatworms Accumulation, Population
Phytoplankton Accumulation, Population
Phytoplankton Accumulation, Biochemistry, Ecosystem Process, Mortality, Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Accumulation, Genetics, Population
Zooplankton Accumulation, Avoidance, Biochemistry, Development, Intoxication, Mortality, Physiology, Population, Reproduction
~ Un-Assigned Accumulation, Biochemistry, Enzyme(s)
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Fish Highly Toxic Highly Toxic
Amphibians Very Highly Toxic Very Highly Toxic
Annelida Moderately Toxic Slight to Moderate Toxicity
Crustaceans Highly Toxic High to Very High Toxicity
Fish Moderately Toxic Slight to Very High Toxicity
Insects Highly Toxic High to Very High Toxicity
Molluscs Slightly Toxic
Phytoplankton Very Highly Toxic Very Highly Toxic
Zooplankton Highly Toxic Moderate to Very High Toxicity
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

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Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for Aroclor 1254

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
1336-36-3, 11097-69-1 Parent P Aroclor 1254 View View View Electronics production, Paints, coatings, resins, Building materials, Industrial No Yes
53555-66-1 Related 2 3,4',5-Trichlorobiphenyl View View View No Not Listed
12767-79-2 Related 15 Arochlor (composition unspecified, PCBs and/or PCTs) View View View No Not Listed
11096-82-5 Related 15 Aroclor 1260 View View View No Yes
Related 2 Blend of 2,3,4,5-Tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 61), 2,2, 4,5,5'-Octachlorobiphenyl (PCB 101) or 2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5'-Octachlorobiphen View View View No Not Listed
Related 15 Kanechlor 500 (under Polychlorinated Biphenyls) View View View No Yes
76842-07-4 Related 2 PCB 122 (2,3,3',4,5-Penta-chlorobiphenyl) View View View No Not Listed
55702-46-0 Related 2 PCB 21 (2,3,4-Trichloro-biphenyl) View View View No Not Listed
Related 15 Polychlorinated biphenyls (containing 60 or more percent percent chlorine by molecular weight) View View View Electronics production, Paints, coatings, resins, Lubricant No Yes
 
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