WHMIS (Tartaric acid)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

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

  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 11
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 11 2
  • Combustible dusts - See comments below3
  • Health hazards not otherwise classified (corrosion) - Category 11

  • 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.  IPCS (International Programme on Chemical Safety, Tartaric acid . ICSC#0772. IPCS, CEC. (1996).   http://www.inchem.org/documents/icsc/icsc/eics0772.htm
  • ▲2.  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]
  • ▲3.  Combustion and explosion characteristics of dusts : BIA-Report 13/97. Sankt Ausgustin, Allemagne. (1997). [MO-127954]

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