Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1. Product and Company Identification
Sodium Metabisulfite, Powder, GR
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
Solid. (Crystals or powder)
HARMFUL IF INHALED OR SWALLOWED.
CAUSES RESPIRATORY TRACT, EYE AND SKIN IRRITATION.
CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH CAUSES DAMAGE TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANS: MUCOUS
MEMBRANES, RESPIRATORY TRACT, SKIN, EYES, EYE, LENS OR CORNEA.
Routes of Entry
Absorbed through skin. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Potential Acute Health Effects
Eyes Hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering,
Skin Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant). Skin inflammation is characterized by itching, scaling,
reddening, or, occasionally, blistering.
Inhalation Hazardous in case of inhalation (lung irritant).
Ingestion Hazardous in case of ingestion.
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 exposure to a highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an
accumulation in one or many human organs.
Section 4. First Aid Measures