WHMIS (Ammonium dichromate)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2006-05-23
  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame over circle

    C

  • WHMIS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

    D1A, D2A, D2B

C
  • Oxidizing Material 1
  • causes or contributes to the combustion of another material yielding oxygen
D1A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects 2
  • acute lethality: LC50 inhalation/4 hours (female rat) = 111,5 mg/m³
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 8
  • skin sensitization in humans; eye irritation in animals; skin irritation in animals

Disclosure at 0,1% according to classification criteria

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

  • Oxidizing solids - Category 21 9
  • Acute toxicity - oral - Category 22 10
  • Acute toxicity - dermal - Category 42 10
  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 22 10
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 22
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 210 11 12 13
  • Respiratory sensitization - Category 16 10 14 15
  • Germ cell mutagenicity - Category 210 12 17 18
  • Carcinogenicity - Category 1A3 19
  • Reproductive toxicity - Category 1B10 12 18 20 21 22
    • Toxic to the development (Category 1B)
    • Toxic to the reproductive function (Category 2)
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation3 10 18 20
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 210 12 20

  • GHS pictogram : Flame over circle

  • GHS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • GHS pictogram : Health hazard

  • GHS pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

May intensify fire; oxidizer (H272)
Fatal if swallowed (H300)
Harmful in contact with skin (H312)
Fatal if inhaled (H330)
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.