Toluene (C6H5CH3)

Substance: toluene.

Also known as: Methylbenzene phenylmethane toluol Anisen

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Wikipedia article about toluene

Hazard information danger

Flammable
Lower systemic health hazards
Systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Highly flammable liquid and vapour
  • May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
  • Causes skin irritation
  • May cause drowsiness or dizziness
  • Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
  • May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
  • Toxic to aquatic life

Precautionary statements

  • Obtain special instructions before use.
  • Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Keep container tightly closed.
  • Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
  • Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/light/…/equipment.
  • Use only non-sparking tools.
  • Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • [Deleted by IV ATP]
  • Do NOT induce vomiting.
  • 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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