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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General Information: The substance is not classified as a hazardous substance. Immediate medical attention is usually not necessary.In Case Of Inhalation: Supply fresh air. Rinse mouth and nose with water. Contact a physician.In Case Of Skin Contact: Rinse with water. If symptoms persist, call a physician.In Case Of Eye Contact: Rinse with plenty of lukewarm water, also under the eyelids. If symptoms persist, call a physician.In Case Of Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. Rinse mouth with water. Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water or milk. If symptoms persist, call a physician. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.Self Protection of the First Aider: Direct contact with the product should be prevented or minimized. Wear gloves in suitable material such as PVC, Neoprene or Natural rubber.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.Extinguishing Media Which Must Not Be Used for Safety Reasons: None.Special Exposure Hazards Arising from the Substance Itself, Combustion Products, Resulting Gases: Hydrogen chloride may be released when heating above the decomposition temperature.Special Protective Equipment for Fire Fighters: In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Fire fighters must wear fire resistant personnel protective equipment

Accidental release measures

Personal Precautions: Refer to protective measures listed in section “Handling and Storage”. Wear protective suit and boots. If aerosols or dust are formed, use half mask with combination filter, e.g. B/P2.Environmental Precautions: Cover the drains to prevent the product from entering the environment. If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.Methods for Cleaning Up: Contain spills in dyke or use absorptive barriers. Remove larger spills using a vacuum truck. Must be disposed of in accordance with local and national regulations.Additional Information: Product is water-soluble and compatible with water treatment plants. Product reacts with soaps forming a hydroxide gel.

Handling and storage

Handling: The work place and work methods shall be organized in such a way that direct contact with the product is prevented or minimized.Protective Measures: Wear gloves in a suitable material such as PVC, Neoprene or Natural rubber. Please observe the instructions regarding permeability and breakthrough time which are provided by the supplier of the gloves. Also consider the specific local conditions under which the product is used, such as the danger of cuts, abrasion and the contact time. A dust mask and tightly fitted safety goggles must be worn.Prevention of Aerosol and Dust Generation:Material should be transferred in ways that do not create dust or aerosols.Storage: Product should be stored in dry conditions above freezing and below high temperatures (not >60C).Technical Measures: Avoid incompatible materials including non acid-proof metals such as aluminum, copper and iron, bases, unalloyed steel and galvanized surfaces.Packaging Materials: Plastic (PE, PP, PVC), fiberglass-reinforced polyester, epoxy-coated concrete and titanium. High density PE is recommended. Specific End Use: This product is intended to be used as an antiperspirant. May also be used in personal care products as a deodorant or an astringent. When used in these applications, the product should be handled as described above to minimize dust and worker exposure to lungs, eyes and skin.

Transport information

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational exposure limit is 2 mg/m3 as Aluminum for soluble Aluminum compounds and 5 mg/m3 for Zr (OSHA TLV-TLW, ACGIH TLV-TLW, EH40, EU OEL, AGW).Technical Measures to Prevent Exposure: Material transfer should be done under conditions of local exhaust ventilation to avoid breathing powder.Personal protetive measures:Respiratory Protection: Dust mask. In absence of local exhaust ventilation, approved respirators are recommended.Hand Protection: Wear gloves in a suitable material such as PVC, Neoprene or Natural rubber.Eye Protection:Tightly fitting safety goggles must be worn.Skin Protection: Skin should be covered by clothing at a minimum. Avoid excessive skin contact

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to Avoid: Heat in excessive of 100 C for long periods of time can result in the evolution of HCl. Materials to Avoid: Will react with caustics to form Al and Zr hydroxides. Water will damage the product. Will corrode ordinary grades of steel.Hazardous Decomposition Products: HCl can be evolved during high temperature heating for extended periods of time.

Disposal considerations

Appropriate Disposal / Product: Must be disposed of in accordance with local and national regulations.Waste Codes / Waste Designations According to EWC/AVV/U.S. EPA: Not applicable; material is not a hazardous waste.Appropriate Packaging: Follow recommendations according to method of disposal and specific disposal facility.