Potassium hydroxide (KOH)

Substance: potassium hydroxide.

Also known as: Caustic potash Potash lye Potassia Potassium hydrate

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Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1
Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • May be corrosive to metals
  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Harmful to aquatic life

Precautionary statements

  • Keep only in original container.
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Store locked up.
  • Store in a corrosive resistant/… container with a resistant inner liner.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

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