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Key Points


  • Extremely flammable
  • Reacts with oxidising agents such as nitrates and perchlorates that may increase the risk of fire or explosion
  • Emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide when heated to decomposition
  • In the event of a fire involving propane, fine water spray and normal fire kit with breathing apparatus


  • Toxic by inhalation and dermal exposure
  • Inhalation causes agitation, nausea, vomiting, flushing, headache and lack of balance. Exposure to high concentrations can cause heart problems, coma and death
  • Skin contact with liquid propane may cause severe burns


  • Avoid release into the environment
  • Inform the Environment Agency of substantial releases


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