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The Explosives (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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CATEGORIES OF DANGER

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Category of dangerProperty (See Note 1)Symbol-letter

Notes

1.

As further described in the approved classification and labelling guide.

2.

The categories are specified in the approved classification and labelling guide.

3.

In certain cases specified in Table 3.2 of part 3 of Annex VI of the CLP Regulation and in the approved classification and labelling guide substances and preparations classified as dangerous for the environment do not require to be labelled with the symbol and indication of danger.

PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
ExplosiveSolid, liquid, pasty or gelatinous substances and preparations which may react exothermically without atmospheric oxygen thereby quickly evolving gases, and which under defined test conditions detonate, quickly deflagrate or upon heating explode when partially confined.E
OxidisingSubstances and preparations which give rise to a highly exothermic reaction in contact with other substances, particularly flammable substances.O
Extremely flammableLiquid substances and preparations having an extremely low flash point and a low boiling point and gaseous substances and preparations which are flammable in contact with air at ambient temperature and pressure.F+
Highly flammable

The following substances and preparations, namely—

(a)

substances and preparations which may become hot and finally catch fire in contact with air at ambient temperature without application of energy,

(b)

solid substances and preparations which may readily catch fire after brief contact with a source of ignition and which continue to burn or to be consumed after removal of the source of ignition,

(c)

liquid substances and preparations having a very low flash point, or

(d)

substances and preparations which, in contact with water or damp air, evolve extremely flammable gases in dangerous quantities.

F
FlammableLiquid substances and preparations having a low flash point.None
HEALTH EFFECTS
Very toxicSubstances and preparations which in very low quantities cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed or absorbed via the skin.T+
ToxicSubstances and preparations which in low quantities cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed or absorbed via the skin.T
HarmfulSubstances and preparations which may cause death or acute or chronic damage to health when inhaled, swallowed or absorbed via the skin.Xn
CorrosiveSubstances and preparations which may, on contact with living tissues, destroy them.C
IrritantNon-corrosive substances and preparations which, through immediate, prolonged or repeated contact with the skin or mucous membrane, may cause inflammation.Xi
SensitisingSubstances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or if they penetrate the skin, are capable of eliciting a reaction by hypersensitisation such that on further exposure to the substance or preparation, characteristic adverse effects are produced.
Sensitising by inhalationXn
Sensitising by skin contactXi
Carcinogenic (See Note 2)Substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may induce cancer or increase its incidence.
Category 1T
Category 2T
Category 3Xn
Mutagenic (See Note 2)Substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may induce heritable genetic defects or increase their incidence.
Category 1T
Category 2T
Category 3Xn
Toxic for reproduction (See Note 2)Substances and preparations which, if they are inhaled or ingested or if they penetrate the skin, may produce or increase the incidence of non-heritable adverse effects in the progeny and/or of male or female reproductive functions or capacity.
Category 1T
Category 2T
Category 3Xn
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS
Dangerous for the environment (See Note 3)Substances and preparations which, were they to enter into the environment, would present or might present an immediate or delayed danger for one or more components of the environment.N

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