WHMIS (Ammonium chromate)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2006-05-17
  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame over circle

    C

  • WHMIS pictogram :

    D2A, D2B

  • WHMIS pictogram : Test tube with sparks or lines coming out of the tube surrounded by a letter

    F

C
  • Oxidizing Material 1 2
  • causes or contributes to the combustion of another material yielding oxygen
D2A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 3 4
  • carcinogenicity: IARC group 1, ACGIH A1
D2B
  • Toxic Material Causing Other Toxic Effects 5 6 7
  • skin sensitization in humans
F
  • Dangerously Reactive Material 1 8
  • becomes self-reactive under conditions of shock

Disclosure at 0,1% according to classification criteria

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-12-22

  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 39 10
    • Releases a toxic gas upon contact with water: Ammonia
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 211
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 2
  • Respiratory sensitization - Category 16 12 13 14
  • Skin sensitization - Category 1A14 15 16
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 217
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1A3 4 18
  • Reproductive toxicity - Category 1B19
    • Toxic to the development (Category 1B)
    • Toxic to the development (Category 2)
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation14 15 20
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 214 15 21

  • GHS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • GHS pictogram : Health hazard

  • GHS pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

On contact with water releases gases which are toxic if inhaled
Causes skin irritation (H315)
Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H334)
May cause allergic skin reaction (H317)
Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341)
May cause cancer (H350)
May damage fertility or the unborn child (H360)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H373)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: This classification is based on all available data for all water-soluble hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) as potassium dichromate.

References

The [number] refers to the ISST database of the CSST Documentation Center.