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AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS -- OXYGEN, COMPRESSED 
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
NSN: 683000N061980
Manufacturer's CAGE: 00742 
Part No. Indicator: A 
Part Number/Trade Name: OXYGEN, COMPRESSED 
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                            General Information
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Company's Name: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC 
Company's Street: 7201 HAMILTON BLVD 
Company's City: ALLENTOWN 
Company's State: PA 
Company's Country: US 
Company's Zip Code: 18195-1501 
Company's Emerg Ph #: 800-752-1597 
Company's Info Ph #: 800-752-1597 
Record No. For Safety Entry: 001 
Tot Safety Entries This Stk#: 001 
Status: SMJ 
Date MSDS Prepared: 01MAR94 
Safety Data Review Date: 25APR97 
MSDS Serial Number: CDTKN 
Hazard Characteristic Code: NK 
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                     Ingredients/Identity Information
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: OXYGEN
Ingredient Sequence Number: 01 
Percent: >99 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: RS2060000 
CAS Number: 7782-44-7 
OSHA PEL: N/K (FP N) 
ACGIH TLV: N/K (FP N) 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: SUPDAT:DEVICES SHOULD FAIL TO FUNC. UPON EXPOS TO INTENSE
HEAT/FLAME CYL WILL VENT RAPIDLY AND/OR RUPTURE (ING 3)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 02 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 2:VIOLENTLY. MOST CYLS ARE DESIGNED TO VENT CONTENTS WHEN
EXPOS TO ELEVATED TEMPS. PRESS IN CNTNR CAN BUILD(ING 4)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 03 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 3:UP DUE TO HEAT & IT MAY RUPTURE IF PRESS RELIEF DEVICES
SHOULD FAIL TO FUNCTION.
Ingredient Sequence Number: 04 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: EFTS OF OVEREXP:DETACHMENT & BLNDNESS. RETINAL DMG MAY OCCUR
IN ADULTS EXPOS TO 100% OXYG FOR EXTENDED PERIODS (ING 6)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 05 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 5:(24-48HR). @ 2/MORE ATM CNS TOX OCCURS. SYMPS INCL NAUS,
VOMIT, DIZZ/VERTIGO, MUSCLE TWITCHING, VISION (ING 7)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 06 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 6:CHANGES, & LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS & GENERALIZED SEIZURES.
@ 3 ATM, CNS TOX OCCURS IN <2 HRS, & @ 6 ATM IN FEW MINS.
Ingredient Sequence Number: 07 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: FIRST AID PROC:INCL PHENOTHIAZINE DRUGS & CHLOROQUINE, INCR
SUSCEPTIBILITY TO TOX FROM OXYG @ HIGH PRESS. ANIMAL (ING 9)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 08 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 8:STUDIES ALSO INDICATE VITAMIN "E" DEFICIENCY MAY INCR
SUSCEPTIBILITY TO OXYG TOX. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION (ING 10)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 09 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 9:DURING HIGH OXYG TENSION MAY CAUSE ALVEOLAR COLLAPSE
FOLLOWING ABSORP OF OXYG. SIMILARLY, OCCLUSION OF (ING 11)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 10 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 10:EUSTACHIAN TUBES MAY CAUSE RETRACTION OF EARDRUM &
OBSTRUCTION OF PARANASAL SINUSES MAY PRDCE "VACUUM- (ING 12)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 11 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 11:TYPE" HDCH. ALL INDIVIDUALS EXPOS FOR LONG PERIODS TO
OXYG @ HIGH PRESS & WHO EXHIBIT OVERT OXYG TOX (ING 13)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 12 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 12:SHOULD HAVE OPHTHALMOLOGIC EXAMINATIONS.
Ingredient Sequence Number: 13 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: SPILL PROC:SOURCE. IF LEAK IS FROM CNTNR/ITS VALVE, CALL AIR
PRODS EMER TELEPHONE NO. IF LEAK IS IN USER'S SYS (ING 15)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 14 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 14:CLOSE CYL VALVE & VENT PRESS BEFORE ATTEMPTING REPAIRS.
Ingredient Sequence Number: 15 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: OTHER PREC:HIGH HAVING FIRE RESISTANCE RATING OF @ LST 1/2 HR.
VALVE PROT CAPS & VALVE OOUTLET SEALS SHOULD (ING 17)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 16 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 16:REAMIN ON CYLS NOT CONNECTED FOR USE. SEPARATE FULL
FROM EMPTY CYLS. AVOID EXCESS INVENTORY & STOR TIME. (ING 18)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 17 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 17:USE FIRST-IN FIRST-OUT SYS. KEEP GOOD INVENTORY
RECORDS. DO NOT DRAG, ROLL/SLIDE CYL. USE SUITABLE (ING 19)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 18 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 18:HANDTRUCK DESIGNED FOR CYL MOVEMENT. NEVER ATTEMPT TO
LIFT CYL BY ITS CAP. SECURE CYLS @ ALL TIMES WHILE (ING 20)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 19 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 19:IN USE. USE PRESS REDUCING REGULATOR/SEPARATE CTL VALVE
TO SFLY DISCHARGE GAS FROM CYL. USE CHECK VALVE (ING 21)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 20 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 20:TO PVNT REVERSE FLOW INTO CYL. DO NOT HEAT CYL TO INCR
PRESS/DISCHG RATE. ALWAYS OPEN CYL VALVE SLOWLY. (ING 22)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 21 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
Other Recommended Limit: NONE RECOMMENDED 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 21:DO NOT USE RAPID OPENING VALVES(I.E., BALL VALVES). IF
USER EXPERIENCES ANY DFCLTY OPERATING CYL VALVE, (ING 23)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 22 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 22:DISCONTINUE USE & CONT SUPPLIER. NEVER INSERT OBJECT
(E.G., WRENCH, SCREWDRIVER, PRY BAR, ETC.) INTO (ING 24)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 23 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 23:VALVE CAP OPENINGS. DOING SO MANY DMG VALVES CAUSING
LEAK TO OCCUR. USE ADJUSTABLE STRAP-WRENCH TO REMOVE(ING 25)
Ingredient Sequence Number: 24 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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Proprietary: NO 
Ingredient: ING 24:OVER-TIGHT/RUSTED CAPS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
NEHC (FP N).
Ingredient Sequence Number: 25 
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: 9999999ZZ 
OSHA PEL: NOT APPLICABLE 
ACGIH TLV: NOT APPLICABLE 
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                     Physical/Chemical Characteristics
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Appearance And Odor: COLORLESS GAS, ODORLESS.
Boiling Point: -297F,-183C 
Melting Point: -362F,-219C 
Vapor Pressure (MM Hg/70 F): N/A 
Specific Gravity: 1.10 
Evaporation Rate And Ref: NOT KNOWN 
Solubility In Water: 0.049 VOL/VOL @ 32F 
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                      Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
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Flash Point: N/A 
Lower Explosive Limit: N/A 
Upper Explosive Limit: N/A 
Extinguishing Media: OXYGEN IS NONFLAMMABLE BUT WILL SUPPORT COMBUSTION.
USE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA APPROPRIATE FOR SURROUNDING FIRE.
Special Fire Fighting Proc: NIOSH APPRVD SCBA & FULL PROT EQUIP (FP N).
EVAC ALL PERS FROM DANGER AREA. IF POSS, SHUT OFF FLOW OF OXYG WHICH IS
SUPPORTING FIRE. IMMED COOL CNTNRS (SUPDAT)
Unusual Fire And Expl Hazrds: OXYG VIGOROUSLY ACCEL COMBUST. SOME MATLS
WHICH ARE NONCOMBUST IN AIR WILL BURN IN PRESENCE OF OXYG ENRICHED ATM
(>23%). FIRE RESIST CLTHG MAY BURN & (SUPDAT)
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                              Reactivity Data
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Stability: YES 
Cond To Avoid (Stability): NONE.
Materials To Avoid: OILS, GREASE, HYDROCARBONS AND FLAMMABLE MATERIALS.
Hazardous Decomp Products: NONE.
Hazardous Poly Occur: NO 
Conditions To Avoid (Poly): NOT RELEVANT.
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                            Health Hazard Data
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LD50-LC50 Mixture: NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER. 
Route Of Entry - Inhalation: YES 
Route Of Entry - Skin: NO 
Route Of Entry - Ingestion: NO 
Health Haz Acute And Chronic: ACUTE:INHAL:BRTHG 80%/MORE OXYG @ ATM PRESS
FOR MORE THAN FEW HRS MAY CAUSE NASAL STUFFINESS, COUGH, SORE THROAT, CHEST
PAIN & BRTHG DFCLTY. BRTHG OXYG @ HIGHER PRESS INCR LIKELIHOOD OF ADVERSE
EFTS W/SHORTER TIME PERIOD. BRTHG PURE OXYG UNDER PRESS MAY CAUSE LUNG DMG
& ALSO CNS EFTS RSLTG IN DIZZ, (EFTS OF OVEREXP)
Carcinogenicity - NTP: NO 
Carcinogenicity - IARC: NO 
Carcinogenicity - OSHA: NO 
Explanation Carcinogenicity: NOT RELEVANT.
Signs/Symptoms Of Overexp: HLTH HAZ:POOR COORDINATION, TINGLING SENSATION,
VISUAL & HEARING DISTURB, MUSCULAR TWITCHING, UNCON/CONVLS. BRTHG OXYG
UNDER PRESS MAY CAUSE PROLONGATION OF ADAPTATION OF DARKNESS & REDUCED
PERIPHERAL VISION. TARGET ORGANS:EYES, CNS. TOX INFO:PREMATURE INFANTS
EXPOS TO HIGH OXYG CONCS MAY SUFFER DELAYED RETINAL(ING 5)
Med Cond Aggravated By Exp: PATIENTS W/CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULM DISEASE
RETAIN CARBON DIOXIDE ABNORMALLY. IF OXYG IS ADMIN TO THEM, RAISING OXYG
CONC IN BLOOD DEPRESSES BRTHG & RAISES RETAINED CARBON DIOXIDE TO DANGEROUS
LEVELS.
Emergency/First Aid Proc: INGEST:CALL MD IMMEDIATELY (FP N). EYES: IMMED
FLUSH W/POTABLE WATER FOR @ LST 15 MINS, SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM MD (FP N).
SKIN:FLUSH W/COPIOUS AMTS OF WATER. CALL MD (FP N). INHAL:MOVE VICTIM TO
FRESH AIR/IF IN ELEVATED PRESS REDUCE OXYG PRESS TO 1 ATM. CALL PHYS. PHYS
SHOULD BE ADVISED VICTIM HAS BEEN EXPOS TO HIGH CONC OF OXYG. NOTES TO
PHYS:ANIMAL STUDIES SUGGEST ADMIN OF CERTAIN DRUGS, (ING 8)
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                   Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
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Steps If Matl Released/Spill: EVAC ALL PERS FROM AFFECTED AREA. SHUT OFF
SOURCE OF OXYG IF POSS. INCR VENT TO RELEASE AREA. PERS WHO HAVE BEEN EXPOS
TO HIGH CONCS OF OXYG SHOULD STAY IN WELL-VENTILATED/OPEN AREA FOR 30 MINS
BEFORE GOING INTO CONFINED SPACE/NEAR IGNITION (ING 14)
Neutralizing Agent: NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Waste Disposal Method: UNUSED PROD/EMPTY CNTNR:RETURN CNTNR & UNUSED PROD
TO SUPPLIER. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISPOSE OF RESIDUAL/UNUSED QTYS. DISP:FOR
EMER DISP, SECURE CYL & SLOWLY DISCHARGE GAS TO ATM IN WELL VENT AREA/
OUTDOORS. DISP MUST BE I/A/W FED, ST, & LOC REGS(FP N).
Precautions-Handling/Storing: CYLS SHOULD BE STORED UPRIGHT IN WELL-
VENTILATED, SECURE AREA, PROTECTED FROM WEATHER. STOR SHOULD BE AWAY FROM
HEAVILY TRAVELED AREAS & EMER EXITS.
Other Precautions: STOR AREA TEMPS SHOULD NOT EXCEED 125F(52C) & SHOULD BE
FREE OF COMBUST MATLS. AVOID AREAS WHERE SALT/OTHER CORR MATLS ARE PRESENT.
CYLS SHOULD BE SEPARATED FROM FLAMM BY MIN DIST OF 20 FT/BY BARRICADE OF
NON-COMBUST MATL @ LST 5 FT(ING 16)
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                             Control Measures
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Respiratory Protection: EMERGENCY:USE NIOSH APPROVED SCBA DUE TO
POSSIBILITY OF FIRE WHEN CONCENTRATIONS EXCEED 23%.
Ventilation: PROVIDE VENTILATION AND/OR LOCAL EXHAUST TO PREVENT
ACCUMULATION OF HIGH CONCENTRATIONS OF GAS (>23%).
Protective Gloves: IMPERVIOUS GLOVES (FP N). 
Eye Protection: ANSI APPRVD CHEM WORKERS GOGGLES (FP N). 
Other Protective Equipment: ANSI APPRVD EYE WASH & DELUGE SHOWER (FP N).
SFTY SHOES & WORK GLOVES ARE REC WHEN HNDLG CYCLS.
Work Hygienic Practices: NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.
Suppl. Safety & Health Data: FIRE FIGHT PROC:W/WATER SPRAY FROM MAX DIST.
WHEN COOL MOVE CYLS FROM FIRE AREA, IF POSS W/OUT RISK. EXPLO HAZ:OFFER NO
PROT IN OXYG RICH ATM. OXYG MAY FORM EXPLO CMPDS WHEN EXPOS TO COMBUST
MATLS/OIL, GREASE, & OTHER HYDROCARB MATLS. PRESS IN CNTNR CAN BUILD UP DUE
TO HEAT & IT MAY RUPTURE IF PRESS RELIEF (ING 2)
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                            Transportation Data
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                               Disposal Data
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                                Label Data
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Label Required: YES 
Technical Review Date: 25APR97 
Label Date: 25APR97 
Label Status: G 
Common Name: OXYGEN, COMPRESSED 
Chronic Hazard: YES 
Signal Word: WARNING! 
Acute Health Hazard-Moderate: X 
Contact Hazard-None: X 
Fire Hazard-Slight: X 
Reactivity Hazard-None: X 
Special Hazard Precautions: ACUTE:INHAL:BREATHING 80%/MORE OXYG @ ATM
PRESSIRE FOR MORE THAN FEW HOURS MAY CAUSE NASAL STUFFINESS, COUGHING, SORE
THROAT, CHEST PAIN & BREATHING DIFFICULTY. BREATHING OXYGEN @ HIGHER
PRESSURE INCREASE LIKELIHOOD OF ADVERSE EFTS W/SHORTER TIME PERIOD.
BREATHING PURE OXYGEM UNDER PRESSURE MAY CAUSE LUNG DAMAGE & ALSO CNS EFTS
RESULTING IN DIZZINESS, POOR COORDINATION, TINGLING SENSATION, VISUAL AND
HEARING DISTURBANCES, MUSCULAR TWITCHING AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS OR
CONVULSIONS. CHRONIC:AT TWO OR MORE ATMOSPHERES CNS TOXICITY OCCURS WITH
NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIZZINESS, VISION CHANGES, UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND SEIZURES.
Protect Eye: Y 
Protect Skin: Y 
Protect Respiratory: Y 
Label Name: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC 
Label Street: 7201 HAMILTON BLVD 
Label City: ALLENTOWN 
Label State: PA 
Label Zip Code: 18195-1501 
Label Country: US 
Label Emergency Number: 800-752-1597