A pre-filled COSHH Assessment form for white spirit, with some example text reading:
'Health risks: Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Irritating to eyes and respiratory system. May cause lung damage if swallowed.
Skin contact: There may be irritation and redness at the site of contact.
Eye contact: There may be irritation and redness. The eyes may water profusely.
Ingestion: There may be soreness and redness of the mouth and throat. Nausea and stomach pain may occur. There may be vomiting. If swallowed accidentally, the product may enter the lungs due to its low viscosity and lead to the rapid development of very serious pulmonary lesions.
Inhalation: There may be irritation of the throat with a feeling of tightness in the chest. In high concentrations, vapours are anaesthetic and may cause headache, fatigue, dizziness and central nervous system effects.'
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