Mercury(II) chloride Reag. Ph Eur
Mercury(II) chloride
CAS :7487-94-7
Storage class :6.1 B
Do not allow to enter sewerage system
Hazard / Symptom
Hazard Very toxic if swallowed. Causes burns. Toxic: danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure in contact with skin and if swallowed.
Additional informations Mercury compounds have a cytotoxic and protoplasmatoxic effect. Intoxication symptoms: acute: contact with eye causes severe lesions. Swallowing and inhalation of dusts damages mucous membranes of gastrointestinal and respiratory tract (metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, intestinal burns, glottal oedema, aspiration pneumonia); drop in blood pressure, cardiac dysrhythmia, circulatory collapse, and renal failure; chronic: inflammation of the mouth with loss of teeth and mercurial line. The principal signs manifest themselves in the CNS (impaired speech, visiion, hearing, and sensitivity, loss of memory, irritability, hallucinations, delirium inter alia).
Pregnant women should not be exposed to the product.
Protective equipments / General working measures
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Accidental release measures / Fire-fighting measures
Person-related precautionary measures Avoid generation of dusts; do not inhale dusts. Avoid substance contact.
Procedures for cleaning / absorption Carefully take up dry. Forward for disposal. Clean up affected area. Avoid generation of dusts.
Environmental-protection measures Do not allow to enter sewerage system.
Suitable extinguishing media In adaption to materials stored in the immediate neighbourhood.
First aid
After inhalation fresh air. If necessary, apply mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or mechanical ventilation. Immediately summon doctor.
After skin contact wash off with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing.
After eye contact rinse out with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes with the eyelid held wide open. Immediately summon eye specialist.
After swallowing if victim is still conscious, make him drink plenty of water, induce vomiting, administer activated charcoal (20 - 40 g in 10% slurry). Immediately summon doctor.
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