Hasard statements (H-phrases)

 

Hazard statements form part of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). They are intended to form a set of standardized phrases about the hazards of chemical substances and mixtures

 

Physical hazards

 

Phrase code

 

Interpretation

 

H200

Unstable explosive

H201

Explosive; mass explosion hazard

H202

Explosive; severe projection hazard

H203

Explosive; fire, blast or projection hazard

H204

Fire or projection hazard

H205

May mass explode in fire

H220

Extremely flammable gas

H221

Flammable gas

H222

Extremely flammable aerosol

H223

Flammable aerosol

H224

Extremely flammable liquid and vapour

H225

Highly flammable liquid and vapour

H226

Flammable liquid and vapour

H227

Combustible liquid

H228

Flammable solid

H229

Pressurized container: may burst if heated

H230

May react explosively even in the absence of air

H231

May react explosively even in the absence of air at elevated pressure and/or temperature

H240

Heating may cause an explosion

H241

Heating may cause a fire or explosion

H242

Heating may cause a fire

H250

Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air

H251

Self-heating; may catch fire

H252

Self-heating in large quantities; may catch fire

H260

In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously

H261

In contact with water releases flammable gas

H270

May cause or intensify fire; oxidizer

H271

May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer

H272

May intensify fire; oxidizer

H280

Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated

H281

Contains refrigerated gas; may cause cryogenic burns or injury

H290

May be corrosive to metals

 

Health hazards

 

Phrase code

 

Interpretation

 

H300

Fatal if swallowed

H301

Toxic if swallowed

H302

Harmful if swallowed

H303

May be harmful if swallowed

H304

May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

H305

May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways

H310

Fatal in contact with skin

H311

Toxic in contact with skin

H312

Harmful in contact with skin

H313

May be harmful in contact with skin

H314

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage

H315

Causes skin irritation

H316

Causes mild skin irritation

H317

May cause an allergic skin reaction

H318

Causes serious eye damage

H319

Causes serious eye irritation

H320

Causes eye irritation

H330

Fatal if inhaled

H331

Toxic if inhaled

H332

Harmful if inhaled

H333

May be harmful if inhaled

H334

May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled

H335

May cause respiratory irritation

H336

May cause drowsiness or dizziness

H340

May cause genetic defects

H341

Suspected of causing genetic defects

H350

May cause cancer

H351

Suspected of causing cancer

H360

May damage fertility or the unborn child

H361

Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child

H361d

Suspected of damaging the unborn child

H362

May cause harm to breast-fed children

H370

Causes damage to organs

H371

May cause damage to organs

H372

Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure

H373

May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure

 

Environmental hazards

 

Phrase code

 

Interpretation

 

H400

Very toxic to aquatic life

H401

Toxic to aquatic life

H402

Harmful to aquatic life

H410

Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H411

Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H412

Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H413

May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life

H420

Harms public health and the environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere

 

Combinations H-phrases

 

 

Phrase code

 

Interpretation

 

EUH001

Explosive when dry.

EUH006

Explosive with or without contact with air.

EUH014

Reacts violently with water.

EUH018

In use may form flammable/explosive vapour-air mixture.

EUH018a

In use may form explosive vapour-air mixture.

EUH018b

In use may form flammable vapour-air mixture.

EUH019

May form explosive peroxides.

EUH029

Contact with water liberates toxic gas.

EUH030

Can become highly flammable in use.

EUH031

Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.

EUH032

Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.

EUH044

Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.

EUH059

Hazardous to the ozone layer.

EUH066

Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.

EUH070

Toxic by eye contact.

EUH071

Corrosive to the respiratory tract.

EUH201

Contains lead. Should not be used on surfaces liable to be chewed or sucked by children. Warning! Contains lead.

EUH201A

Warning! Contains lead.

EUH202

Cyanoacrylate. Danger. Bonds skin and eyes in seconds. Keep out of the reach of children.

EUH203

Contains chromium (VI). May produce an allergic reaction.

EUH204

Contains isocyanates. See information supplied by the manufacturer.

EUH205

Contains epoxy constituents. See information supplied by the manufacturer.

EUH206

Warning! Do not use together with other products. May release dangerous gases (chlorine).

EUH207

Warning! Contains cadmium. Dangerous fumes are formed during use. See information supplied by the manufacturer. Comply with the safety instructions.

EUH207-EG

Warning! Contains cadmium. Dangerous fumes are formed during use. See information supplied by the manufacturer. Comply with the safety instructions.

EUH208

Contains (name of sensitising substance). May produce an allergic reaction.

EUH208-EG

Contains (name of sensitising substance). May produce an allergic reaction.

EUH209

Can become highly flammable in use.

EUH209a

Can become highly flammable in use.

EUH209b

Can become flammable in use.

EUH209A

Can become flammable in use.

EUH210

Safety data sheet available on request.

EUH229

Pressurised container: May burst if heated.

EUH401

To avoid risks to human health and the environment, comply with the instructions for use.