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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Eye contact Holding the eyelids apart, flush eyes promptly with copious flowing water for at least
20 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.
Skin contact Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes. Wash clothing before re-use.
Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Inhalation In case of dust inhalation or breathing fumes released from heated material, remove
person to fresh air.
Keep him quiet and warm. Apply artificial respiration if necessary and get medical
attention immediately.
Ingestion If swallowed, wash mouth thoroughly with plenty of water and give water to drink.
Get medical attention immediately.
NOTE: Never give an unconscious person anything to drink.
Notes to the physician Severe irritant
No specific antidote. Treat symptomatically and supportively. In case of ingestion
DO NOT induce vomiting.

Fire-fighting measures

Flash point None
Flammable/Explosion limits Not flammable
Auto-ignition temperature Not applicable
Suitable extinguishing media Material is not combustible. Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire
Fire fighting procedure Cool containers with water spray. In closed stores, provide fire-fighters with selfcontained
breathing apparatus in positive pressure mode.
Unusual fire and explosion
hazards CaBr2 will decompose slowly from ca. 700°C, releasing poisonous and corrosive
fumes of hydrogen bromide and bromine.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber gloves and boots.
Methods for cleaning up Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal or possible re-use.
Avoid raising dust.
Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.

Handling and storage

Handling Avoid bodily contact.
Keep containers tightly closed.
Storage Store in a dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible materials (see "materials
to avoid").

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

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Not regulated
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

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Not regulated
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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Not regulated
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure Limits :
Not determined
Ventilation requirements Provide adequate ventilation.
Personal protective equipment:
- Respiratory protection Dust respirator
- Hand protection Protective gloves
- Eye protection Chemical safety goggles
- Skin and body protection Body covering clothes and boots
Hygiene measures Do not eat, smoke or drink where material is handled, processed or stored. Wash
hands carefully before eating or smoking

Stability and reactivity

Stability Hygroscopic.
Becomes yellow on long exposure to air.
Stable under normal conditions
Materials to avoid Strong acids
Conditions to avoid Heating above decomposition temperature
Hazardous decomposition
Hydrogen bromide and bromine
Hazardous polymerization Will not occur

Disposal considerations

Observe all federal, state and local environmental regulations when disposing of this