From: Harry Elston <helston**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] SDS - Section 2 Hazards for sulfuric acid
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:42:20 -0500
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It’s not listed as a carcinogen because sulfuric acid liquid is not a carcinogen.  It’s only the mist.  (If the manufacturer made “sulfuric acid mist” it would carry the carcinogen warning.


Some SDS preparers may put the warning in section 16 or in section 11 (toxicology).





From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU> On Behalf Of Vaiju Bagal
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 2:13 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] SDS - Section 2 Hazards for sulfuric acid


All –


I have a question that was brought to me by a technician.


Sulfuric acid has been listed as a class 1 carcinogen by IARC, but it is not listed as such in the section 2, which emphasizes its corrosive hazard.  The carcinogenicity is not noted until the health section. THE IARC monograph indicates that the mist is the route for this effect.


Is section 2 intended only for the immediate hazards?


Thanks -



Ujjvala (Vaiju) Bagal
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EMD - Living Innovation

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