Chloroform (CHCl3)

Substance: Chloroform.

Also known as: Trichloromethane formyl trichloride methane trichloride methyl trichloride methenyl trichloride TCM freon 20 refrigerant-20 R-20 UN 1888

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Hazard information danger

Toxic cat. 1 - 3
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • Toxic if inhaled
  • May cause drowsiness or dizziness
  • Suspected of causing cancer
  • Suspected of damaging the unborn child
  • Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [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.
  • Store in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

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