Explanation H Codes

                                                                                  


 
 

   

 

 

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Version 22.01.2016

Explanation H Codes

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.
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>.
H351    Suspected of causing cancer <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routs 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>.
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>.
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>.
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.
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.
EUH019    May form explosive peroxides.
EUH044    Risk of explosion if heated under confinement.
EUH029    Contact with water liberates toxic gas.
EUH031    Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.
EUH032    Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
EUH066    Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
EUH070    Toxic by eye contact.
EUH071    Corrosive to the respiratory tract.
EUH059    Hazardous to the ozone layer.
EUH 201/201A    Contains lead. Should not be used on surfaces liable to be chewed or sucked by children.
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. May produce an allergic reaction.
EUH205    Contains epoxy constituents. May produce an allergic reaction.
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.
EUH208    Contains <name of sensitising substance>. May produce an allergic reaction.
EUH209/209A    Can become highly flammable in use.
Can become flammable in use.
EUH210    Safety data sheet available on request.
EUH401    To avoid risks to human health and the environment, comply with the instructions for use.