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Corrosive substances are substances which, by chemical action, will cause irreversible damage to the skin, or in the case of leakage will materially damage or even destroy, other goods or the means of transport.

Class 8: Corrosives

For substances and mixtures that are corrosive to skin, skin corrosion: refers to the production of irreversible damage to the skin, namely, visible necrosis through the epidermis and into the dermis occurring after exposure to a substance or mixture liquids and solids which may become liquid during transport, which are judged not to be skin corrosion must still be considered for their potential to cause corrosion to certain metal surfaces. Data including information from single or repeated exposure must be the first line of evaluation, as they give information directly relevant to effects on the skin.

Packing groups are assigned to corrosive substance, Substances that cause irreversible damage of intact skin tissue:

  • Packing group I: within an observation period of up to 60 minutes starting after the exposure time of 3 minutes or less.
  • Packing group II: within an observation period of up to 14 days starting after the exposure time of more than 3 minutes but not more than 60 minutes.
  • Packing group III: within an observation period of up to 14 days starting after the exposure time of more than 60 minutes but not more than 4 hours or are judged not to cause irreversible damage of intact skin tissue but which exhibit a corrosion rate either on steel or aluminum surface exceeding 6.25mm a year at a test temperature of 55°C when tested on both materials.
 Packing Group Exposure Time Observation Time  Effect
 I  ≤ 3 mins   ≤ 60 mins  Irreversible damage of intact skin
 II  > 3 mins ≤ 60 mins  ≤ 14 days  
 III  > 60 mins ≤ 4 hrs  ≤ 14 days Corrosion rate on steel / aluminum > 6.25 mm a year at a test temperature of 55°C

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