Cobalt (II) chloride hexahydrate (CoCl2*6H2O)

Substance: Cobalt (II) chloride hexahydrate.

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards
Environment

Hazard statements

  • Harmful if swallowed
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
  • Suspected of causing genetic defects
  • May cause cancer by inhalation
  • May damage fertility
  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • [In case of inadequate ventilation] wear respiratory protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF INHALED: IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. [As modified by IV ATP]

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