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Sulfur

EC / List no.: 231-722-6

CAS no.: 7704-34-9

Mol. formula: S

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GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP01) approved by the European Union, this substance causes skin irritation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 000+ 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: explosives, fertilisers and plant protection products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use as processing aid.
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: metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery) and rubber (e.g. tyres, shoes, toys).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, fertilisers, adsorbents, laboratory chemicals and explosives.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, building & construction work, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and food products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, adhesives and sealants, metals, explosives, fuels, pH regulators and water treatment products and welding & soldering products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, manufacturing of the substance, in the production of articles, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products and adsorbents.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and rubber products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, manufacturing of the substance, in the production of articles, as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture and formulation of mixtures.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in the production of articles, for thermoplastic manufacture, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

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