Pyro Hazard Warning / MSDS

PYRO DEVELOPER — !!! Contains Pyrogallol !!!

Pyrogallol (1,2,3 Trihydroxybenzene) [C6H3-1,2,3-(OH)3]: Do not inhale the dust of the crystalline form. If contact is made with skin, eyes, or mucous mebranes, flush with plenty of water. If swallowed consult a physician immediately, since pyrogallol poising can quickly lead to kidney failure. Pyrogallol also removes oxygen from the blood stream, resulting in a death similar to that of cyanide poisoning. Long term exposure may cause Parkinson’s Disease.

Hazard Warning:

WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. AFFECTS THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, LIVER, KIDNEYS, EYES, SKIN AND BLOOD.

Precautions:

Do not breathe dust.

Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.

Keep container closed.

Use with adequate ventilation.

Wash thoroughly after handling.

First Aid:

If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. In case of extensive contact to Solution A, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. In all cases call a physician.

Handling and Storage

Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area away from sources of heat or ignition. Isolate from oxidizing materials. Protect from direct sunlight. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation:

Irritant. May be absorbed through the lungs. Can cause coughing, sneezing or difficulty in breathing.

Ingestion:

Toxic substance. Ingestion can lead to severe gastrointensinal irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Pyrogallic acid absorbed through the alimentary canal can cause damage to the liver and kidneys, produce methemoglobinemia, circulatory collapse and death.

Skin Contact:

Irritant. Causes redness and soreness. Pyrogallic acid is readily absorbed through the skin and severe or fatal poisoning can occur.

Eye Contact:

Causes irritation with redness and pain.

Chronic Exposure:

Accumulation of pyrogallic acid in the system affects the kidneys and liver.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:

Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems, or impaired liver, kidney or respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance.