Serious health hazard

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What does it mean?

  • May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
  • Causes damage to organs
  • May cause damage to organs
  • May damage fertility or the unborn child
  • Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
  • May cause cancer
  • Suspected of causing cancer
  • May cause genetic defects
  • Suspected of causing genetic defects
  • May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled

Examples of where we can find it?

  • Turpentine, petrol, lamp oil

Examples of precautionary statements

  • If swallowed: immediately call a POISON CENTER or a doctor/physician
  • Do NOT induce vomiting
  • Store locked up
  • Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wash thoroughly after handling.
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
  • Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell
  • If exposed: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
  • Obtain special instructions before use
  • Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
  • Use personal protective equipment as required
  • If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
  • In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection
  • If inhaled: If breathing is difficult, remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing

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