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Acid Fuchsin sodium salt is used as a pH indicator. It is one of the dyes used in Massons Trichome Stain where it is used to distinguish muscle from collagen.
W. L. Holman. The Use of Decolorized Acid Fuchsin as an Acid Indicator in Carbohydrate Fermentation Tests with Some Remarks on Acid Production by Bacteria. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1914, 15 (1), 227-233.
Lene Feldskov Nielsena; Dennis Moe; Svend Kirkeby & Charly Garbarsch. BSirius Red and Acid Fuchsin Staining Mechanisms. Biotechnic & Histochemistry 1998, 73 (2), 71-77.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335-H500
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May form combustible dust concentrations in air
Precautionary Statements: P261-P264b-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant