White spirit: properties and incident management

Information on white spirit for use in responding to chemical incidents.


White spirit: incident management

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These documents provide information on the health effects of exposure and how to respond to a chemical incident.

White spirit also known as stoddard solvent, mineral spirit or turpentine substitute.

Published 1 July 2014
Last updated 21 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Replaced general information guidance PDF with HTML format.

  2. Added general information document.

  3. Updated incident management document.

  4. Updated incident management guidance.

  5. First published.