Xylene is an organic substance that is toxic to blood, nervous system, kidney and liver. Xylene is flammable liquid with flash point 25oC (closed cup). It can be explosive in the form of vapor when is exposed to open flame, spark or heat.
Special safety precautions shall be given in case of its handling and storage. All ignition and heat sources have to be kept away from xylene storage. And all equipments containing xylene have to be grounded. Meanwhile, in laboratory, xylene has to be stored in flammable safety storage cabinet.
To learn more about xylene hazard controls and required types of personal protective equipments, you can refer to one of the three xylene MSDS below here. The xylene MSDS can be downloaded to your computer by right click and click save as link.