International Chemical Safety Cards

BROMINE ICSC: 0107
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Br2
Molecular mass: 159.8
6 Poison placard 8 Corrosive placard ICSC #    0107
CAS #     7726-95-6
RTECS # EF9100000
UN #        1744
EC #         035-001-00-5
November 13, 2008 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with incompatible materials; see Chemical Dangers.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion (See Chemical Dangers).
NO contact with incompatible materials; see Chemical Dangers.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Shortness of breath. Dizziness. Headache. Wheezing. Laboured breathing. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Breathing protection. Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Burning sensation. Pain. Serious skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Put clothes in sealable container . Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •EYES Causes watering of the eyes. Redness. Blurred vision. Pain. Burns .
Safety goggles , face shield and eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.
 •INGESTION Burns in mouth and throat. Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: gas-tight chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Ventilation. Remove vapour with fine water spray. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers with fluorinated coating. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs , see Chemical Dangers. Cool. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store only in original container. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Special material. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
T+ symbol
C symbol
N symbol
R: 26-35-50
S: 1/2-7/9-26-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 8
UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1
UN Packing Group: I
Signal: Danger
Corr-Skull-Enviro
May be corrosive to metals
Fatal if inhaled
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation
Very toxic to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0107 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
FUMING RED TO BROWN LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. The substance reacts with most organic and inorganic compounds , causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks metal, some forms of

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.1 ppm as TWA; 0.2 ppm as STEL; (ACGIH 2008).
EU OEL: 0.1 ppm, 0.7 mg/m as TWA; (EU 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3) ST 0.3 ppm (2 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 3 ppm See: 7726956


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
Serious local effects by all routes of exposure.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
Lachrymation. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation may cause asthma-like reactions. Inhalation may cause pneumonitis. Inhalation may cause lung oedema, but only after initial corrosive effects on eyes and/or airways have become manifest. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. Exposure may result in death. 6 Peer-review 2008

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract and lungs , resulting in chronic inflammations and impaired functions .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 58.8C
Melting point: -7.2C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 4.0
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 23.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 2.0
Viscosity, mm2/s at 40 C: 0.264
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80S1744

NFPA Code: H 3; F 0; R 0; OX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0107 BROMINE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.