|Document ID (ISN)||107714|
|Convention or series no.
||Sodium hypochlorite (6 to15% active chlorine)
||Hipoclorito de sodio (6 al 15% de cloro activo) [in Spanish]|
||Consejo Colombiano de Seguridad, Cra. 20 No. 39 - 62, Bogotß D.C., Colombia, [ca 2007]. 4p. Illus.
||Chemical safety data sheet for concentrated sodium hypochlorite solutions (corresponding to 6 to 15% active chlorine). The substance is toxic and corrosive. Inhalation causes severe irritation of the respiratory tract and of the mucous membrane, throat pain, cough, respiratory difficulties and pulmonary oedema. Ingestion causes irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea; there is a risk of perforation of the intestine or the oesophagus. Contact with the skin and eyes causes burns, reddening and pain. Prolonged exposure may cause methaemoglobinaemia characterized by headache, weakness, respiratory difficulties, vertigo, pulmonary oedema, cyanosis, tachycardia and unconsciousness, possibly leading to death.
||toxic effects; threshold limit values; sodium hypochlorite; toxicology; Colombia
||poisoning; pulmonary oedema; irritants; migraine; ingestion; inhalation; skin absorption; diarrhoea; vomiting; unconsciousness; toxic substances; gastrointestinal diseases; handling and storage; mucous membrane diseases; vertigo; exposure evaluation; waste disposal; first aid; personal protective equipment; spills; respiratory impairment; data sheet; methaemoglobinaemia; corrosive substances
||B - Chemical safety information sheets
|Country / State or Province||Colombia|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational exposure limits
Halogens and their inorganic compounds