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Hydrogen Peroxide EHS

From Material Safety Data Sheet

Hydrogen Peroxide Chemical name: Hydrogen Peroxide
Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled
Ingestion: May cause severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract
Skin Contact: Causes skin burns
Eye Contact: Causes eye burns
Chronic Exposure: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis
Acute Effects: No data
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No data

What does this mean?

Hydrogen peroxide is a very reactive chemical that is often used to clean cuts and sterilize utensils such as tweezers. Prolonged exposure of hydrogen peroxide to the skin or eyes can cause burns and damage skin. Drinking hydrogen peroxide can lead to severe digestive tract damage. Do not drink hydrogen peroxide or inhale droplets of the solution. If you get hydrogen peroxide in your eyes flush immediately with large quantities of water for 15 minutes. Seek medical advise if any exposure leads to discomfort or irritation.

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