Formaldehyde 40% water solution (CH2O)

Substance: formaldeyde.

Also known as: Methanal Methyl aldehyde Methylene glycol Methylene oxide Formalin Formol

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Toxic cat. 1 - 3
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction
  • May cause respiratory irritation
  • Suspected of causing genetic defects
  • May cause cancer
  • Causes damage to organs

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [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.
  • IF exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/… [Added by IV ATP]
  • Store in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

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