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First-aid measures

- General advice:

- Following inhalation:

 Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

- Following skin contact:

 Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.

- Following eye contact:

 Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

- Following ingestion:

 Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.

- Most important symptoms and effects:  Causes eye irritation. Lachrymator (substance which increases the flow of tears). May cause chemical conjunctivitis. Causes skin irritation. May be absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage.May cause central nervous system depression. Human fatalities have been reported from acute poisoning. Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterised by nausea, headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause narcotic effects in high concentration. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema. Can produce delayed pulmonary edema. Repeated exposure may cause central nervous system damage. Effects may be delayed.

Fire-fighting measures

- Suitable extinguishing media:

Use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire. Do NOT get water inside containers. For large fires, use water spray, fog or regular foam. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or regular foam. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.

- Unsuitable extinguishing media:

None identified.

- Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:

 Vaporus may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Containers may explode when heated.  Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.

- Advice for fire fighter: Because fire may produce toxic thermal decomposition products, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full facepiece operated in pressure-demand or positive-pressure mode. Do not release runoff from fire control methods to sewers or waterways.

Accidental release measures

- Protective equipment and emergency procedures:

Wear personal protective equipment.

IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.

Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

Wash hands thoroughly after handling.

Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.

If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

- Environmental precautions:

Prevent spillage from entering drains, sewer, basement or confined areas. If the spillage contaminates rivers, lakes or drains inform respective authorities

- Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:

Small Spills: Take up with sand or other noncombustible absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal.

Large Spills: For large spills, dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal. Do not release into sewers or waterways.

Do not use water spray since bromoform is heavier than water, and spray may only spread spill. Heavy vapors may accumulate in low spaces. Provide ventilation.

Handling and storage

- Precautions for safe handling:

 Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.

- Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with oxidising materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from metals. Do not store in metal containers. Keep away from strong bases.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Technical protection measures: Provide general or local exhaust ventilation. Local exhaust ventilation is preferred because it prevents contaminant dispersion into the work area by controlling it at its source. Enclose processes wherever possible to prevent dust from entering work areas. Make emergency eyewash stations, safety/quick-drench showers, and washing facilities available in work area.

2. Hand protection:  Wear chemically protective gloves, boots, aprons, and gauntlets to prevent prolonged or repeated skin contact.

3. Body protection: Wear appropriate long-sleeved protective clothing.

4. Eye protection:  Wear protective eyeglasses, chemical safety goggles or facce-protection. Contact lenses are not eye protective devices. Appropriate eye protection must be worn instead of, or in conjunction with contact lenses.

5. Respiratory protection:  Wear an approved respirator if expsoure to vapour may / will occur.  For emergency or non-routine operations (cleaning spills, reactor vessels, or storage tanks), wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Stability and reactivity

1. Reactivity

:  The product is reactive with the incompatible materials listed below.

2. Chemical stability

:  Stable at room temperature in closed container under normal storage and handling conditions

3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

:  Hazardous polymerization has not been reported.

4. Conditions to avoid:  Excess heat


5. Incompatible materials

:  Oxidising agents, Metals, Bases.

6. Hazardous decomposition products:  Thermal oxidative decomposition can produce carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide.

Disposal considerations

Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation. Contact your supplier or a licensed contractor for detailed recommendations.