Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1. Product and Company Identification
Potassium Hydroxide 10% w/v
EMD Chemicals Inc.
P.O. Box 70
480 Democrat Road
Gibbstown, NJ 08027
Prior to January 1, 2003 EMD Chemicals Inc. was EM
Industries, Inc. or EM Science, Division of EM Industries,
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Section 2. Composition and Information on Ingredients
Section 3. Hazards Identification
Physical State and
MAY BE FATAL IF SWALLOWED.
CAUSES RESPIRATORY TRACT, EYE AND SKIN BURNS.
HARMFUL IF ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN.
CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH CAUSES DAMAGE TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANS: LUNGS,
RESPIRATORY TRACT, SKIN, EYE, LENS OR CORNEA.
Routes of Entry
Dermal contact. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Potential Acute Health Effects
Eyes Hazardous in case of eye contact (corrosive). Causes eye burns.
Skin Hazardous in case of skin contact (permeator, corrosive). Skin contact produces burns.
Inhalation Hazardous in case of inhalation (lung corrosive).
Ingestion Extremely hazardous in case of ingestion. May be fatal if swallowed.
Potential Chronic Health Effects
Carcinogenic Effects This material is not known to cause cancer in animals or humans.
Additional information See Toxicological Information (section 11)
Repeated or prolonged contact with spray mist may produce chronic eye irritation and severe skin
irritation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to spray mist may produce respiratory tract irritation leading
to frequent attacks of bronchial infection. Repeated exposure to a highly toxic ma