Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

An SDS for formalin contains the information that you need to identify the hazards; 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; and other information.
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.