Universal indicator

Substance: mixiture of water, isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, phenolphthalein, methyl red sodium salt, bromothymol blue sodium salt, thymol blue sodium salt.

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Hazard information danger

Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Highly flammable liquid and vapour
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • May cause drowsiness or dizziness

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Do not allow contact with water. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Keep cool..
  • Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
  • Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/light/…/equipment.
  • Use only non-sparking tools.
  • Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Wash … thoroughly after handling.
  • Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • Call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/…/if you feel unwell. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • If eye irritation persists get medical advice/attention.
  • In case of fire: Use … to extinguish. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Store in a well ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
  • Store locked up.

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