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Material Safety Data Sheet

Winchlor(Calcium Hypochlorite)

Product Identification Namecalcium hypochlorite, Chemical Molecular:Ca(CIO)2, Molecular: 143 Hazards Identification Emergency Overview Dangerous Goods! STRONG OXIDIZER. CONTACT WITH OTHER MATERIAL MAY CAUSE FIRE. CORROSIVE. CAUSES BURNS TO ANY AREA OF CONTACT. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. WATER REACTIVE.

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation: Corrosive. Extremely destructive to tissues of the mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Symptoms may include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. Inhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm inflammation and edema of the larynx and bronchi,and pulmonary edema.

Ingestion: Corrosive. Swallowing can cause severe burns of the mouth, throat, and stomach. Can cause sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea.

Skin Contact: Corrosive. Symptoms of redness, pain, and severe burn can occur.

Eye Contact: Corrosive. Contact can cause blurred vision, redness, pain and severe tissue burns.

Chronic Exposure: Repeated exposures to calcium hypochlorite may cause bronchitis to develop with cough and/or shortness of breath.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: No information found.

HISTORY OF HYPOCHLORITE

IN 1896, HYPO CHLORITES WERE USED IN TYPHOID EPIDEMICS IN AUSTRIA-HUNGARY ON THE ADRIATIC SEA. CHLORINATION WAS INTRODUCED IN ENGLAND DURING 1905 TO ELIMINATE TYPHOID FEVER FROM THE WATER SUPPLY. ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN PUBLIC HEALTH, CHLORINATION AND FILTRATION IN THE UNITED STATES ELIMINATED TYPHOID, CHOLERA, DYSENTERY AND HEPATITIS A


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