WHMIS (Adipic acid)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-08-18

  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 2A1
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation2
  • Combustible dusts - See comments below3 4

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark


Causes serious eye irritation (H319)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)

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.


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  • ▲2.  American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, Documentation of the threshold limit values and biological exposure indices / Documentation of TLV's and BEI's. 7th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : ACGIH. (2001-). Publication #0100Doc. [RM-514008]   http://www.acgih.org
  • ▲3.  Dutch Institute for the Working Environment et Dutch Chemical Industry Association, Chemical safety sheets : working safely with hazardous chemicals. Netherlands : Kluwer Academic Publishers. (1991). [RR-015010]
  • ▲4.  Pohanish, R.P. et Greene, S.A., Hazardous materials handbook. New York (NY) : Van Nostrand Reinhold. (1996). [RR-515125]

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