Substance Information

Silver

EC / List no.: 231-131-3

CAS no.: 7440-22-4

Mol. formula: Ag

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GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is very toxic to aquatic life and is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Substance is known to be on the EEA market in nanomaterial form.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 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.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is being reviewed for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: disinfection, food and animals feeds, drinking water, preservation for liquid systems.

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: metals and welding & soldering products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use and outdoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a materials (e.g. binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: 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) and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines), electrical batteries and accumulators and vehicles.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: welding & soldering products, metals, metal surface treatment products, semiconductors, adhesives and sealants, coating products, laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, pharmaceuticals and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: electrical, electronic and optical equipment, fabricated metal products, machinery and vehicles, metals and furniture.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles.
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) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metals, welding & soldering products, adhesives and sealants, polymers and coating products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and formulation in materials.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, metals, welding & soldering products, adhesives and sealants, coating products, laboratory chemicals, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, pharmaceuticals and biocides (e.g. disinfectants, pest control products).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and health services.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: electrical, electronic and optical equipment, metals, chemicals and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles.

Manufacture

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

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