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2-Phenylphenol is used as a dye intermediate, plasticizer, rubber chemical and as a preservative in water-oil emulsions. It is used as an antimicrobial preservative in cosmetics and an antimicrobial additive in the manufacture of metalworking fluids, leather, adhesives and textiles. Further, it serves as a disinfectant in households, hospitals, nursing homes, farms, laundries, barber shops, veterinary equipment and food processing plants. It is also employed in the production of resins and rubber chemicals. In addition to this, it is used as a polymer material, stabilizer and flame retardant.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.