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Kerosene - 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 Kerosene

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Kerosene
CAS Number: 94114-58-6 (Jet fuel)
8008-20-6 (Kerosene)
U.S. EPA PC Code: 063501
063515
CA DPR Chem Code: 2071
Molecular Weight: 0
Use Type: Insecticide , Solvent
Chem Class: Petroleum derivative-Aromatic
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type
Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
Pears   Artichokes   Right of Way   Almonds   Rice  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , (US EPA PC Code ) , 063501 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 063515 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 2071 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , 8008-20-6 (CAS number) , 8008206 , 8008206 (CAS number without hyphens) , 94114-58-6 (CAS number) , 94114586 , 94114586 (CAS number without hyphens) , Coal oil , Deodorized base oil , Deodorized kerosene , Fuels, jet, JP-3 , Fuels, jet, JP-4 , Fuels, jet, JP-5 , huiles de houille , Jet fuels - JP-4 & JP-7 , Jet fuels - JP-5 & JP-8 , Jet Fuels JP-4 and JP-7 , Jet Fuels JP-5 and JP-8 , Jet fuels, JP-4 , Jet fuels, JP-5 , Jet fuels, JP-6 , JP-5 jet fuel , JP-6 jet fuel , Kerosene , Kerosene (Fuel Oils) , Kerosene (petroleum) hydrodesulfurized , Keroseno , Kerosine , Kerosine (petroleum) , Navy fuels JP-5 , Navy fuels JP-5, petroleum derived , NCI-C54784 , Petroleum base oil , Pyrethrum Extract, solvent for (Use 2 code nos. 063501 and 069001) , Pyrethrum Extract, solvent for (Use 2 EPA PC code nos. 063501 and 069001) , Range oil
 
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Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of Kerosene 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.

Kerosene is a Petroleum-derived compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Petroleum-derived Compounds
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Rapid respiration, cyanosis, tachycardia, and low-grade fever usually indicate frank hydrocarbon pneumonitis.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 18.

Treatment for Petroleum-derived Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 18, page 194.

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

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Confusion. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Sore throat. Unconsciousness. Fresh air rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Dry skin. Roughness. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Physical properties vary depending on the composition. Ingestion of kerosene (lamp oil) is a major cause of accidental poisoning in children.
 

Toxicity Information for Kerosene

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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
Not Listed Slight Unclassifiable No