Toxic Gases & Vapors
Albone; Albone 35; Albone 35CG; Albone 50; Albone 50CG; Albone 70; Albone 70CG; Albone DS; Dihydrogen dioxide; Elawox; Hioxyl; Hydrogen dioxide; Hydrogen dioxide solution; Hydrogen peroxide; Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2); Hydrogen peroxide solution (DOT); Hydrogen peroxide, 90%; Hydrogen peroxide, solution; Hydrogen peroxide, solution, 3%; Hydrogen peroxide, solution, 30%; Hydrogen peroxide, solution, 35%; Hydroperoxide; Inhibine; Interox; Kastone; Lensept; Oxydol; Perhydrol; Perone; Perone 30; Perone 35; Perone 50; Perossido di idrogeno [Italian]; Peroxaan; Peroxan; Peroxide; Peroxyde d'hydrogene [French]; Superoxol; T-Stuff; UN 2014 (20%-52%); UN 2015 (>52%); UN 2984 (8%-20%); [ChemIDplus]
Colorless liquid with a slightly sharp odor. [Note: The pure compound is a crystalline solid below 12 degrees F. Often used in an aqueous solution.]; [NIOSH]
Used for the bleaching, disinfecting, and producing other chemicals; H2O2 is used in the textile, wood pulp, food, hairdressing, fur, and water treatment industries; [ACGIH] Used in photography (hypo eliminator); [www.ci.tucson.az.us/arthazards/medium.html] Used in the deliming and dyeing stages of leather production; [PMID 21938525
Liquid causes second degree burns after a few minutes of contact; [CHRIS] Hydrogen peroxide 30-70% is corrosive to the skin. [Quick CPC] "When used for household disinfectant purposes (3% to 5%), it is mildly irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. At a concentration of 10%, which is found in some hair-bleaching solutions, it is strongly irritating and may be corrosive." [ATSDR Medical Management] Corrosive to the skin and eyes and irritating to the respiratory tract; [ICSC] Hydrogen peroxide solutions 35% and greater could cause pulmonary edema after inhalation; [CHEMINFO]
Skin Designation (ACGIH)
Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs
Other animal data: It has been reported that mice tolerated a single 4hour exposure to 75 ppm [Svirbely]. \
Human data: It has been stated that although the shortterm exposure tolerance is unknown, it is probably about 75 ppm [AIHA 1957]. Death has resulted in a man who drank 100 ml [Raukhverger and Solodko 1974].
1.97 mm Hg
LC50 (rat) = 2,000 mg/m3/4 hr
The Guide from the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "hydrogen peroxide, aqueous solution, stabilized, with more than 60% Hydrogen peroxide." VP from HSDB.
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure:
Activities with risk of exposure: