Agent Name

Canadian fir needle oil

CAS Number

8021-28-1

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Abies Oil; Abies alba oil; Abies balsamea oil; Abies balsamea, Pinaceae; Abies excelsa oil; Abies picea oil; Balsam fir absolute; Balsam fir oil; Canada balsam needle oil; Fir balsam (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill); Fir balsam resin (Abies balsamea); Fir balsam resinoid; Fir balsam, Oregon (Pseudotsuga taxifolia); Fir needle oil, Canadian (Abies balsamea); Fir needle oil, Siberian; Fir needle oil, balsam; Fir oil; Hemlock oil; Oils, fir; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Wood Dusts & Extracts

Description

Colorless to pale-yellow liquid with an odor of pine; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fragrance or flavoring agent (soaps, perfumes, disinfectants, room deodorants, baked goods, candy, and beverages); [HSDB]

Comments

An eye and mucous membrane irritant; Can cause hemorrhagic gastritis and CNS depression after ingestion; Emergency treatment: "Pine oil"; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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