Chemical Hazard Symbols – Old EU

Hazard pictographs

Europe 1999 – 2007

The hazard symbols for chemicals were defined in Annex II of Directive 67/548/EEC. A consolidated list with translations into other EU languages was found in Directive 2001/59/EC (See the links section).

Old EU Hazard Symbols

HazardEU - 1999 to 2007Substance Examples
Explosive (E)TNT, acetone peroxide, nitroglycerin, picric acid
Extremely Flammable (F+)Hydrogen, acetylene, propane, butane, diethyl ether, carbon disulfide, ethanal
Flammable (F)Ethanol, acetone, gasoline, hexamine, methanol
Oxidising (O)Oxygen, potassium nitrate, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid, potassium permanganate
Toxic (T) Sulfuric acid, TNT, Nitroglycerin, carbon disulfide, methanol, ammonia, formaldehyde
Very Toxic (T+)Prussic acid, nicotine, carbon monoxide, white phosphorus
Harmful (Xn)Hexamine, butane, naphtha, acetaldehyde
Irritant (Xi)Sodium hypochlorite, acetone, ethanol
Corrosive (C)Sulfuric acid, Nitric acid, sodium hydroxide, ammonia, White phosphorus
Dangerous for the Environment (N)Sulfuric acid, turpentine, lead, mercury, Crude oil