Barium hydroxide (Ba(OH)2*8H2O)

Substance: Barium hydroxide octahydrate.

Also known as: none

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage

Precautionary statements

  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…/if you feel unwell. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
  • IF INHALED: IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/… [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Specific treatment (see … on this label).
  • Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Store locked up.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

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