WHMIS (Tartaric acid)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-07-04

  • Combustible dusts - See comments below1
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 12
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 12 3
  • Health hazards not otherwise classified (corrosion) - Category 12

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion


Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
Causes severe damage to the respiratory tract

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: 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.


  • ▲1.  Combustion and explosion characteristics of dusts : BIA-Report 13/97. Sankt Ausgustin, Allemagne. (1997). [MO-127954]
  • ▲2.  IPCS (International Programme on Chemical Safety, Tartaric acid . ICSC#0772. IPCS, CEC. (1996).   http://www.inchem.org/documents/icsc/icsc/eics0772.htm
  • ▲3.  Grant, W.M. et Schuman, J.S., Toxicology of the eye : effects on the eyes and visual systems from chemicals, drugs, metals and minerals, plants, toxins and venoms; also, systemic side effects from eye medications. Vol. 2, 4éme éd. Springfield, ILL : Charles C. Thomas. (1993). [RM-515030]

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