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Potassium iodide

EC / List no.: 231-659-4

CAS no.: 7681-11-0

Mol. formula: IK

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 - 10 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: adsorbents.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters), outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids) and outdoor use as processing aid.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: of articles where the substances are not intended to be released and where the conditions of use do not promote release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: vehicles and machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, pH regulators and water treatment products, polishes and waxes, washing & cleaning products, water treatment chemicals and cosmetics and personal care products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: health services and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pharmaceuticals, polymers, biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products), polishes and waxes, washing & cleaning products, water treatment chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products and laboratory chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, water treatment chemicals, washing & cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, photo-chemicals and adsorbents.
This substance is used in the following areas: scientific research and development, health services and formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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