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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation of dust: Move to fresh air. Seek medical advice if discomfort or other symptoms develop or persist.

Skin contact: Wash off with soap and water.

Eye contact: Flush eyes with water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

Ingestion: If ingestion of a large amount does occur, seek medical attention. Rinse mouth with water.

General advice: No hazards which require special first aid measures.  Dilution will reduce local irritation

Fire-fighting measures

Unusual fire & explosion hazards: None known.

Specific hazards: Not a fire hazard. The substance will support combustion at high temperatures.

Fire fighting equipment/instructions: Use any media suitable for the surrounding fires. Substance is water soluble.

Accidental release measures

Containment procedures: Avoid allowing water runoff to the environment.

If sweeping of a contaminated area is necessary, ensure good ventilation and avoid formation of dust

Personal precautions:  Keep unnecessary personnel away. Avoid inhalation of dust from the spilled material. Wear a dust mask if dust is generated above nuisance dust exposure limits.

Environmental precautions: Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.

Methods for cleaning up: Sweep up or gather material and place in appropriate container for disposal. Avoid dust formation. After removal flush contaminated area thoroughly with water.

Handling and storage

Handling: Skin and eye protection.

Avoid contact with eyes.

Keep formation of airborne dusts to a minimum. Do not breathe dust.  

Storage: no special precautions

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not classified for transport
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Personal protective equipment if handling uncontained materia:

Hand protection: PVC or other plastic material gloves, resistant to organic acids.

Eye protection: Wear safety glasses with side shields.

Skin and body protection: Normal work clothing (long sleeved shirts and long trousers) is recommended.

Hygiene measures: Do not breathe dust. Avoid contact with eyes. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

Stability and reactivity

Stable under normal conditions of use.

No known hazardous reaction / decomposition products.

Disposal considerations

Dispose in accordance with all applicable National regulations.

Contaminated packaging: Empty containers can be landfilled, when in accordance with the local regulations.