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Human health hazard band

that applies to the human health hazard characteristic of an industrial chemical, has the meaning given by clause 2 of Schedule 1. (General Rules)

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Human health hazard characteristics are split up into hazard bands. Hazard characteristics of most concern are in hazard band C, while those of lower concern are in hazard band A.

See step 4.4 of of the Categorisation Guide for more information

In step 4.4 you'll find the following information:

Human health hazard band C hazard characteristics:

  • carcinogenicity
  • reproductive toxicity
  • development toxicity
  • adverse effects mediated by an endocrine mode of action 
  • genetic toxicity

Human health hazard band B hazard characteristics:

  • high molecular weight polymer that is water absorbing
  • respiratory sensitisation
  • corrosive to the respiratory tract
  • specific target organ toxicity and a single exposure (significant toxicity)
  • skin corrosion
  • eye damage
  • skin sensitisation
  • acute toxicity (fatal or toxic)
  • specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure

Human health hazard band A hazard characteristics:

  • High molecular weight polymer that has lung overloading potential
  • Aspiration hazard
  • Specific target organ toxicity after a single exposure (harmful or transient effects)
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
  • Acute toxicity (harmful)



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