Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

A safety data sheet (SDS) for formalin contains but is not limited to the following information:
  • Hazard identification
  • First aid measures if there is eye or skin contact, inhalation, or ingestion
  • Accidental release measures
  • Handling and storage requirements
  • Exposure control and personal protective equipment
The appropriate SDS for formalin can be found in your laboratory's SDS book or online. You should know where to access the SDS and be familiar with its content. Direct any questions you may have to your supervisor.
The SDS to the right is property of Sigma-Aldrich and located here.