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Document ID (ISN)105748
CIS number 06-1158
ISSN - Serial title 0007-9952 - Cahiers de notes documentaires - Hygiène et sécurité du travail
Year 2006
Convention or series no. INRS PR 22-202-06
Author(s) Jargot D.
Title Industrial chemical paint strippers
Original title Les décapants chimiques industriels [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2006, No.202, p.91-96. 6 ref.
Internet access$File/PR22.pdf [in French]
Abstract Paint strippers consist of concentrated formulations of varying complexity containing one or the other of the following substances: dichloromethane (50% of paint strippers); sodium or potassium hydroxide (25% of paint strippers are alkaline with a pH>13); phosphoric, hydrochloric, hydrofluoric, nitric or sulfuric acid (90% of pickling liquors and 70% of strippers for ovens). Being mostly caustic and corrosive, these substances can give rise to possibly severe irritation of the skin, and the respiratory and ocular mucous membranes. There is also a risk of inflammation from hydrocarbons and oxygenated compounds, together with the harmful and suspected carcinogenic effects of dichloromethane (classified R40).
Descriptors (primary) France; paint removers; pickling liquors; caustic substances
Descriptors (secondary) hydrochloric acid; classification; irritants; carcinogens; nitric acid; dichloromethane; solvents; mucous membranes; chemical burns; substitution; personal protective equipment; phosphoric acid; safe working methods; sulfuric acid; potassium hydroxide; sodium hydroxide
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alkaline materials