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Health & Safety Precautions

Breathing an aerosol of chromic acid can cause cancer, but the nature of chromic acid (damaging DNA) suggests cancer can be caused through any form of contact. It also causes severe burns and allergy.

In order to minimize any risk of contact, all areas where exposure may occur need to be tackled i.e., from storage to disposal.

Handle all solutions of chromic acid with gloves on. If it comes in contact with any cuts or bruises on the skin then immediately wash off the affected part with 5% of sodium hydroxide solution and then plenty of water is recommended to prevent the formation of chrome sores. If the irritation persists, medical help should be immediately sought for.

For detailed information, you are requested to consult our Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).