- Health Effects: Corrosive to eyes, nose, throat and
lungs. May cause irreversible tissue damage to the eyes including
blindness. May cause skin irritation
- Emergency Overview: Contact with combustibles it may cause fire. Decomposes yielding oxygen that supports combustion of organic matters and can cause overpressure if confined.
First aid measures:
- Skin: Wash with large amounts of water. If irritation
persists, see a physician.
- Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If breathing difficulty
or discomfort occurs, call a physician
- Ingestion: If swallowed, drink plenty of water
immediately to dilute. Do not induce vomiting or give anything by
mouth to an unconscious person.
- Eyes: Immediately flush with large amounts of water for
at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower lids intermittently.
See a physician or opthalmologist.
- Notes: Hydrogen peroxide at these concentrations is a strong oxidant. Direct contact with the eye is likely to cause corneal damage especially if not washed immediately.
- Special Firefighting Procedures: Any tank or container
surrounded by fire should be flooded with water for cooling. Wear
full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus.
- Degrees of Fire and Explosion Hazard: Product is non
combustible. On decomposition H2O2 releases oxygen which may
- Extinguishing Media: Preferably water and Carbon dioxide
and dry chemical may also be used.
- Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxygen which supports combustion
Procedure for Release Or Spill. Dilute with large volume of water and hold in a pond or diked area until H2O2 decomposes. Dispose according to methods outlined for waste disposal.
Handling and storage:
- Ventilation: Provide mechanical general and/or local
exhaust ventilation to prevent release of vapor or mist into the
- Handling: Wear cup type chemical safety goggles and/or
full face shield, polyester or acrylic full cover clothing and
rubber or neoprene gloves and shoes. Avoid cotton, wool and leather.
Avoid excessive heat and contamination.
- Storage: Store drums in cool areas out of direct sunlight and away from combustibles. For bulk storage refer to FMC technical bulletins
- Control Measures: Ventilation should be provided to
minimize the release of H2O2 vapors and mist into the work
environment. Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash
- Recommended Personal Protective Equipment:
- Eyes: Use cup type chemical goggles and/ or full face shield
- Gloves: Liquid proof rubber or neoprene gloves
- Footwear: Rubber or neoprene footwear. (avoid leather)
- Special Clothing and Equipment: Polyester or acrylic full clothing. (avoid cottony wool and leather)