WHMIS (m-dinitrobenzene)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-03-18

  • Combustible dusts - See comments below1 2
  • Acute toxicity - oral - Category 33 4 5 6 7
  • Acute toxicity - dermal - Category 43
  • Reproductive toxicity - Category 24 8 9 10 11 12 13
    • Toxic to the reproductive function
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure - Category 14 5 11 12 14 15 16 17
  • Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure - Category 15 12 13 14 16 18 19

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Health hazard

Danger

Toxic if swallowed (H301)
Harmful in contact with skin (H312)
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child (H361)
Causes damage to organs (H370)
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372)

Ingredient disclosure

Comments2 20 21 : This product could belong to the hazard class "Combustible dust", based on various factors related to the combustibility and explosiveness of its dust, including composition, shape and size of the particles.

A thermally unstable substance liable to undergo a strongly exothermic decomposition. Laboratory testing performed on the substance as packaged is nescessary to determine the category (Type A to G) of this hazard class.

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