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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Eye contact Holding the eyelids apart, flush eyes promptly with copious flowing water for at least

20 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.

Skin contact Flood skin with water directing a stream of water under the clothing while it is being


Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get

medical attention immediately.

All leather items should be discarded. Other contaminated clothing must either be

discarded or thoroughly washed before re-use.

Inhalation In case of inhalation, remove person to fresh air.

Keep him quiet and warm. Apply artificial respiration if necessary and get medical

attention immediately.

Ingestion If swallowed, wash mouth thoroughly with plenty of water and give water to drink.

Get medical attention immediately.


NOTE: Never give an unconscious person anything to drink.


Notes to the physician Severe irritant

No specific antidote. Treat symptomatically and supportively. In case of ingestion

DO NOT induce vomiting. In case of inhalation may cause CNS toxicity.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media Material is not combustible. Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire


Fire fighting procedure Cool containers with water spray. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus in

positive pressure mode and appropriate protective clothing.

Unusual fire and explosion

hazards Will decompose in flame, on hot surface or during welding, releasing poisonous and

corrosive fumes of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen bromide.

Reacts with various metal powders, with risk of fire and explosion.

Vapour mixes readily with air. Flow, agitation etc. can cause build-up of electrostatic

charge due to liquid's low conductivity.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions Evacuate area.

Full protective clothing, including self-contained breathing apparatus, must be used.

Methods for cleaning up Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed container for disposal. Ventilate

area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.

Avoid access to streams, lakes or ponds.

Handling and storage

Handling Keep containers tightly closed and protected from physical damage.

Avoid bodily contact.

Storage Store out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry, well ventilated (at floor level) area

away from incompatible materials

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN No. 1605
IMO Proper shipping name: ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE
Label: TOXIC (6.1)
Class: 6.1 Toxic substances
Packing Group: I
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Stability and reactivity

Disposal considerations