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GHS Hazard Statement List

By Little Pro on 2016-01-06 Views:  Update:2017-08-31

GHS hazard statement means a standard phrase assigned to a hazard class and category to describe the nature and severity of a chemical hazard. Each hazard statement is designated a code, starting with the letter H and followed by 3 digits.

  • H2xx: Physical hazards;
  • H3xx: Health hazards;
  • H4xx: Environmental hazards.

It shall be noted that the H code is used for reference purpose only. It is the actual phrase which should appear on labels and safety data sheets.

Note: If you wish to quickly search a hazard statement and signal word based on GHS hazard classification and H code, please go to our free hazard statement and signal word finder.

List of GHS Hazard Statements and H Codes

H200: Unstable explosive

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

H206: Fire, blast or projection hazard; increased risk of explosion if desensitizing agent is reduced

H207: Fire or projection hazard; increased risk of explosion if desensitizing agent is reduced

H208: Fire hazard; increased risk of explosion if desensitizing agent is reduced

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

H227: Combustible liquid

H228: Flammable solid

H229: Pressurized 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

H232: May ignite spontaneously if exposed to air

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 gas

H270: May cause or intensify fire; oxidizer

H271: May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer

H272: May intensify fire; oxidizer

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

H303: May be harmful if swallowed

H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

H305: May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways

H310: Fatal in contact with skin

H311: Toxic in contact with skin

H312: Harmful in contact with skin

H313: May be harmful in contact with skin

H314: Causes severe skin burns and eye damage

H315: Causes skin irritation

H316: Causes mild skin irritation

H317: May cause an allergic skin reaction

H318: Causes serious eye damage

H319: Causes serious eye irritation

H320: Causes eye irritation

H330: Fatal if inhaled

H331: Toxic if inhaled

H332: Harmful if inhaled

H333: May be 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

H341: Suspected of causing genetic defects

H350: May cause cancer

H351: Suspected of causing cancer

H360: May damage fertility or the unborn child

H361: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child

H361d: Suspected of damaging the unborn child

H362: May cause harm to breast-fed children

H370: Causes damage to organs

H371: May cause damage to organs

H372: Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure

H373: May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure

H400: Very toxic to aquatic life

H401: Toxic to aquatic life

H402: Harmful 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

How to Determine GHS Hazard Statements for A Chemical?

You have to determine the hazard class and hazard category of a chemical first. Once the classification of a chemical has been determined, signal word, hazard pictograms, hazard statements and precautionary statements will be assigned (see example below for flammable liquids).

GHS Hazard Statement List

EU Supplementary Hazard Statements List

It shall be noted that EU CLP regulation has kept many additional hazard statements which cannot be found in GHS. Those hazard statements can be found below:

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.

EUH201: Contains lead. Should not be used on surfaces liable to be chewed or sucked by children.

EUH201A: 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: Can become highly flammable in use.

EUH209A: 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.

Hazard Statements List - EU Translations

Click here to download hazard statements list in various EU languages.

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