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Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is used as dielectric fluid in capacitors, erasable inks and vacuum pump oils. It is also used as plasticizer. Further, it is used as a hydraulic fluid and as a solvent in glow sticks. In addition to this, it is used to give softness and flexibility to polyvinyl chloride products. It finds application in products like tablecloths, medical tubing, floor tiles, toys, shower curtains, rainwear, dolls, shoes, garden hoses, furniture upholstery, and swimming pool liners.
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Hazard Statements: H350-H360FD
May cause cancer. May damage fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child. May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P281-P308+P313-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant