1,3-Dibromoacetone is used as an antibiotic and antimicrobial agent.
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Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H314-H318-H317
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.