To date, more than 1,700 cards are available in English. The cards are prepared by ICSC participating institutions and updated periodically to take into account the latest scientific developments. New cards are proposed by countries or stakeholder groups, while national institutions translate them into different languages.
What information is provided?
- Identity of the chemical;
- Fire and explosion hazards;
- Acute health hazards;
- Spillage disposal, storage and packaging;
- Preventive measures;
- Fire fighting;
- First aid;
- Classification and labelling;
- Physical & chemical properties&dangers;
- Short-term and long-term health effects;
- Regulatory information;
- Environmental data.
- C170 - ILO Chemicals Convention, 1990
- R177 - Chemicals Recommendation, 1990
- European Union Council Directive 98/24/EC
- United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
Authoritative nature of the cards
- International peer-review process followed in the preparation stage;
- Complement any available chemical safety data sheet;
- No legal status.
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