Hazardous Chemical Information System (HCIS)

Hazardous Chemical Details

Cas Number 50-00-0
Chemical Name Formaldehyde
Chemical Synonym formaldehyde … %
Hazard Category Acute toxicity (inhalation) - category 2
Acute toxicity (ingestion) - category 3
Acute toxicity (dermal) - category 3
Skin corrosion – category 1
Skin sensitisation – category 1
Carcinogenicity – category 1B
Hazardous to the aquatic environment (acute) – category 2
Hazard Statement H330 (Fatal if inhaled)
H301 (Toxic if swallowed)
H311 (Toxic in contact with skin)
H314 (Causes severe skin burns and eye damage)
H317 (May cause an allergic skin reaction)
H350i (May cause cancer by inhalation)
H401 (Toxic to aquatic life)
Pictogram Pictogram of Skull and Crossbones GHS06 (Skull and Crossbones)
Pictogram of Corrosion GHS05 (Corrosion)
Pictogram of Health Hazard GHS08 (Health Hazard)
Signal Word Danger
Notes 8 (The tables in schedule 6 of the WHS regulations replace some tables in the GHS, this may affect the cut off concentrations for this chemical.)
B (Some substances (acids, bases, etc.) are placed on the market in aqueous solutions at various concentrations and, therefore, these solutions require different classification and labelling since the hazards vary at different concentrations.Entries with Note B have a general designation of the following type: ‘nitric acid … %’.In this case the supplier should state the percentage concentration of the solution on the label. Unless otherwise stated, it is assumed that the percentage concentration is calculated on a weight/weight basis.)
D (Certain substances which are susceptible to spontaneous polymerisation or decomposition are generally placed on the market in a stabilised form. It is in this form that they are listed in this spreadsheet.However, such substances are sometimes placed on the market in a non-stabilised form. In this case, the supplier should state on the label the name of the substance followed by the words ‘non-stabilised’.)
U (When put on the market gases should be classified as ‘Gases under pressure’, in one of the groups compressed gas, liquefied gas, refrigerated liquefied gas or dissolved gas. The group depends on the physical state in which the gas is packaged and therefore has to be assigned case by case.)

Hazardous Chemical History

Date Description
05/06/2018 Synonym modified from
[formaldehyde … %]
Hazard Statement modified from
[H330 Fatal if inhaled;
H301 Toxic if swallowed;
H311 Toxic in contact with skin;
H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage;
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction;
H350i May cause cancer by inhalation;
H401 Toxic to aquatic life]
[H330 ;
H301 ;
H311 ;
H314 ;
H317 ;
H350i ;
H401 ]
Notes modified from
22/08/2016 Chemical Added