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Potassium iodide is used with silver nitrate to make silver iodide an important chemical in film photography. Medicinally it is used for thyroid blockade, thyroid storm and also as an expectorant. It is a component in some hair treatment chemicals. It is also used as a fluorescence quenching agent in biomedical research, an application that takes advantage of collisional quenching of fluorescent substances by the iodide ion.
Hazard Statements: H372
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P270-P314-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant