|Understand your MSDS with the MS-Demystifier||Search ALL our MSDS info|
|Swiss Poison Class|
The purposes of the law were to prevent the poisoning of humans and animals, better educate manufacturers and users about the dangers, and encourage the use of less dangerous substances.
|Class||Lethal Dose (mg/kg)|
|1||0 to 5|
|1S||0 to 5; also teratogenic or carcinogenic|
|2||5 to 50|
|3||50 to 500|
|4||500 to 2000|
|5||2000 to 5000|
|5S||2000 to 5000; an unrestricted self-service product|
Switzerland formerly maintained three separate poison lists which cover approximately 176,00 chemicals and products. Do not confuse the list number with the Class number!
|Special remarks could be included for each list item, providing information about labeling and marking, precautionary measures, transportation, prohibited usage, and physical warning signals (odor, color etc.).|
Items in classes 1 and 2 had to be labeled with a skull and crossbones symbol and the word Poison ("Gifte" in German). The labels had to have a black "poison volume" (?). Class 3 had to be be yellow; classes 4 and 5 had to be red.
Swiss Poison Class regulations were superceded by the EU's adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). See the Federal Office of Public Health (Bundesamt für Gesundheit - Cheminfo) for more information.
See also: CHIP, European requirements for MSDS format.
Additional definitions for metric system from Google and OneLook.
Entry last updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016. This page is copyright 2000-2016 by ILPI. Unauthorized duplication or posting on other web sites is expressly prohibited. Send suggestions, comments, and new entry desires (include the URL if applicable) to us by email.
Disclaimer: The information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate, however ILPI makes no guarantees concerning the veracity of any statement. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. ILPI strongly encourages the reader to consult the appropriate local, state and federal agencies concerning the matters discussed herein.