H statements

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Hazard and Precautionary statements are codified using a unique alphanumerical code which consists of one letter and three numbers, as follows:

  • the letter “H” (for “hazard statement”) or “P” (for “precautionary statement”). Please note that hazard statements carried through from DSD and DPD, but which are not included in the GHS are codified as “EUH”;
  • a digit designating the type of hazard, e.g. ”2” for physical hazards; and
  • two numbers corresponding to the sequential numbering of hazards such as explosivity (codes from 200 to 210), flammability (codes from 220 to 230), etc.

Your labels must also bear the relevant hazard statements describing the nature and severity of the hazards of your substance or mixture (CLP Article 21).

The hazard statements relevant for each specific hazard classification are set out in the tables contained in parts 2 to 5 of Annex I to CLP. If a substance classification is harmonised and included in Part 3 of Annex VI to CLP, the corresponding hazard statement relevant for this classification must be used on the label, together with any other hazard statement for a non-harmonised classification.

Annex III to CLP lists the correct wording of the hazard statements as they should appear on the labels. The hazard statements of one language must be grouped together with the precautionary statements of the same language on the label.

 

H statements

H200

Unstable explosives.

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.

H228

Flammable solid.

H229

Pressurised 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 gases.

H270

May cause or intensify fire; oxidiser.

H271

May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidiser.

H272

May intensify fire; oxidiser.

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.

H300

Fatal if swallowed.

H301

Toxic if swallowed.

H302

Harmful if swallowed.

H304

May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

H310

Fatal in contact with skin.

H311

Toxic in contact with skin.

H312

Harmful in contact with skin.

H314

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.

H315

Causes skin irritation.

H317

May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H318

Causes serious eye damage.

H319

Causes serious eye irritation.

H330

Fatal if inhaled.

H331

Toxic if inhaled.

H332

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 <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard >.

H341

Suspected of causing genetic defects <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H350

May cause cancer <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H350i

May cause cancer by inhalation.

H351

Suspected of causing cancer <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H360

May damage fertility or the unborn child <state specific effect if known > <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H360F – May damage fertility.

H360D – May damage the unborn child.

H360FD – May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.

H360Fd – May damage fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child.

H360Df – May damage the unborn child. Suspected of damaging fertility.

H361

Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child <state specific effect if known> <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H361f – Suspected of damaging fertility.

H361d – Suspected of damaging the unborn child.

H361fd – Suspected of damaging fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child.

H362

May cause harm to breast-fed children.

H370

Causes damage to organs <or state all organs affected, if known> <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H371

May cause damage to organs <or state all organs affected, if known> <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H372

Causes damage to organs <or state all organs affected, if known> through prolonged or repeated exposure <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H373

May cause damage to organs <or state all organs affected, if known> through prolonged or repeated exposure <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.

H300 + H310

Fatal if swallowed or in contact with skin

H300 + H330

Fatal if swallowed or if inhaled

H310 + H330

Fatal in contact with skin or if inhaled

H300 + H310 + H330

Fatal if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled

H301 + H311

Toxic if swallowed or in contact with skin

H301 + H331

Toxic if swallowed or if inhaled

H311 + H331

Toxic in contact with skin or if inhaled

H301 + H311 + H331

Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled

H302 + H312

Harmful if swallowed or in contact with skin

H302 + H332

Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled

H312 + H332

Harmful in contact with skin or if inhaled

H302 + H312 + H332

Harmful if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled

H400

Very toxic 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

 

 

EUH 001

Explosive when dry.

EUH 014

Reacts violently with water.

EUH 018

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

EUH 019

May form explosive peroxides.

EUH 044

Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.

EUH 029

Contact with water liberates toxic gas.

EUH 031

Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.

EUH 032

Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.

EUH 066

Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.

EUH 070

Toxic by eye contact.

EUH 071

Corrosive to the respiratory tract.

EUH 201/ 201A

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

EUH 202

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

EUH 203

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

EUH 204

Contains isocyanates. May produce an allergic reaction.

EUH 205

Contains epoxy constituents. May produce an allergic reaction.

EUH 206

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

EUH 207

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

EUH 208

Contains <name of sensitising substance>. May produce an allergic reaction.

EUH 209/ 209A

Can become highly flammable in use. Can become flammable in use.

EUH 210

Safety data sheet available on request.

EUH 401

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

 

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