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Perfluorooctanoic acid is used as a surfactant in the emulsion polymerization of fluoropolymers. It is used in fabrics and leather and in the production of floor waxes and waxed papers. The compound is also used in insulators for electric wires, planar etching of fused silica and fire fighting foam.
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Hiroshi Moriwaki; Youichi Takagi; Masanobu Tanaka; Kenshiro Tsuruho; Kenji Okitsu andYasuaki Maeda. Sonochemical Decomposition of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and Perfluorooctanoic Acid.Environ. Sci. Technol.2005, 39 (9), 3388-3392.
Hazard Statements: H302-H318-H332-H351-H360D-H362-H372
Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye damage. Harmful if inhaled. Suspected of causing cancer. May damage the unborn child. May cause harm to breast-fed children. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P263-P264b-P270-P271-P281-P301+P312-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P310-P330-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Avoid contact during pregnancy/while nursing. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. 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. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant