WHMIS (Mercuric bromide)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-12-01

  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 2
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 11
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 12 3 4

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard


Causes skin irritation (H315)
Causes serious eye damage (H318)
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)

Ingredient disclosure


Due to the lack of data, classification regarding skin irritation (H315) was established by analogy to Mercury II Chloride.

Due to the lack of data, classification regarding toxic to specific organ toxicity - repeated exposure (H372) was established by analogy to inorganic mercury compounds (Mercury II Chloride).


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