WHMIS (Fuming sulfuric acid)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2004-08-12
  • WHMIS pictogram : Flame over circle

    C

  • WHMIS pictogram : Skull and crossbones

    D1A

  • WHMIS pictogram : Corrosion

    E

C
  • Oxidizing Material 1 2
  • causes or contributes to the combustion of another material yielding any other oxidizing substance
D1A
  • Very Toxic Material Causing Immediate and Serious Toxic Effects 3
  • acute lethality: LC50 inhalation/4 hours (rat) = 173.5 ppm
E
  • Corrosive Material 4
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods: class 8

Disclosure at 1,0% according to classification criteria

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-09-08

  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 25 6 7 8 9
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 18 10 11
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 18 10 11 12
  • Health hazards not otherwise classified (corrosion) - Category 1
  • Oxidizing liquids - Undefined category4 13 14
    • This hazard class has been assigned according to the information obtained from the consulted scientific literature, but it does not allow to specify the hazard category.

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Flame over circle

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

Danger

Fatal if inhaled (H330)
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
Causes severe damage to the respiratory tract
Oxidizing Liquids : Undefined hazard statement

Ingredient disclosure

Comments13 14 15 16 : This product could be corrosive to metals, please contact the supplier for additionnal information.

References

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