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Beryllium oxide

EC / List no.: 215-133-1

CAS no.: 1304-56-9

Mol. formula: BeO

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS06: Acute Toxicity

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is fatal if inhaled, is toxic if swallowed, may cause cancer by inhalation, causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, causes serious eye irritation, causes skin irritation, may cause an allergic skin reaction and may cause respiratory irritation.

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • Ss

Skin sensitising

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 - 10 tonnes per year.

This substance is used in articles and at industrial sites.

This substance is used in articles and at industrial sites.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles and industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines) and electrical batteries and accumulators.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material).

Widespread uses by professional workers

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Formulation or re-packing

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: semiconductors.
This substance is used in the following areas: offshore mining, municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles and industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).

Manufacture

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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