safety-in-academic-chemistry-laboratories-students

Safety-in-academic-chemistry-laboratories-students

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Unformatted text preview: ption Precautions (May cause) allergic skin reaction Repeated or prolonged skin contact may cause an allergic reaction if you are susceptible. Avoid prolonged and/or repeated contact. Wash thoroughly after using or handling, even if you are sure there was no skin contact. (May cause) allergic respiratory reaction Repeated or prolonged inhalation may cause an allergic reaction if you are susceptible. Use only in a laboratory hood. Do not breathe dust, mist, or vapors. Keep the container closed. Avoid breathing (vapor, mist, dust) May cause harm if inhaled. Exercise care when using or handling to avoid inhaling vapor, mist, or dust. Keep the container closed when not in use. Avoid contact with eyes Irritating to the eyes and in some cases could cause blindness. Wear safety goggles. If the chemical gets in your eyes, immediately flush your eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while a physician is called. If contact lenses are worn, remove them while flushing. Avoid contact with skin or clothing Contact with skin may cause harm; if it gets on clothing, it can transfer to the skin. In case of contact, immediately flush skin with water. Remove contaminated clothing, shoes, wristwatch straps, etc., and launder clothing separately from all other garments before wearing again. Dispose of contaminated shoes, leather and fabric wristwatch straps, etc., as hazardous waste. Carcinogen Suspected or known to cause cancer. Exercise extreme care when using and handling, and do so only in a designated area in the laboratory. Do not breathe vapors and avoid all contact with skin, eyes, and clothing by wearing suitable protective equipment and using appropriate confining apparatus. 16 students short index 1/15/03 12:45 PM Page 17 Causes (severe) eye burns Can cause serious injury or blindness if it gets in the eyes. Wear both safety goggles and a face shield. If the chemical gets in your eyes, immediately flush your eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while others call a physician. If...
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