Dichloromethane (CH2Cl2)

Substance: dichloromethane.

Also known as: Methylene chloride methylene dichloride Solmethine Narkotil Solaesthin Di-clo Freon 30 R-30 DCM UN 1593 MDC

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Hazard information warning

Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • May cause respiratory irritation
  • May cause drowsiness or dizziness
  • Suspected of causing cancer
  • May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Specific treatment (see … on this label).
  • Take off contaminated clothing. [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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