NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Pyrethrum CAS 8003-34-7
C20H28O3 / C21H28O5 / C21H30O3 / C22H30O5 / C21H28O3 / C22H28O5 RTECS UR4200000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Cinerin I or II, Jasmolin I or II, Pyrethrin I or II, Pyrethrum I or II [Note: Pyrethrum is a variable mixture of Cinerin, Jasmolin, and Pyrethrin.]
DOT ID & Guide
Exposure
Limits
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 mg/m3
OSHA PEL: TWA 5 mg/m3
IDLH 5000 mg/m3 Conversion
Physical Description
Brown, viscous oil or solid. [insecticide]
MW: 316-374
BP: ?
MLT: ?
Sol: Insoluble
VP: Low
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1 (approx)
Fl.P: 180-190°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIA Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 140F and below 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 5008; OSHA 70
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 50 mg/m3: (APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a dust, mist, and fume filter*/(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*
Up to 125 mg/m3: (APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*/(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a dust, mist, and fume filter*
Up to 250 mg/m3: (APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter/(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s) in combination with a high-efficiency particulate filter*/(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece/(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Up to 5000 mg/m3: (APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions: (APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode/(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape: (APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having a high-efficiency particulate filter/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Erythema, dermatitis, papules, pruritus, rhinorrhea (discharge of thin mucus); sneezing; asthma
Target Organs respiratory system, skin, central nervous system
See also: INTRODUCTION