Potassium Bicarbonate

CAS#:  298-14-6

Synonyms: Potassium acid carbonate; baking soda.

Uses: Baking powders, soft drinks, medicine (antacid), manufacture of pure potassium carbonate, fire extinguishing agent, low-pH liquid detergents, laboratory reagent, food additive; fungicide

Hazard:  Irritating to the skin and eyes on contact.  Inhalation will cause irritation to the lungs and mucus membrane.  Irritation to the eyes will cause watering and redness.  Reddening, scaling, and itching are characteristics of skin inflammation.