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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air

Skin contact: The substance is non-irritating

Eye contact: Flush eyes with copious amounts of water

Ingestion: In case of persistent symptoms consult doctor

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

May be irritating to eyes Chronic exposure to tin dioxide dust may cause Stannosis (pneumoconiosis)

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media: As appropriate to the surrounding environment

Unsuitable extinguishing media: None

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Special hazards: None known

Advice for firefighters

Additional advice for firefighters: No special measures required

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Do not breathe dust. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment

Environmental precautions

No special measures required

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Vacuum cleaner or wet-sweeping. Neutralising chemicals not required

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling

Avoid causing dust. Use local exhaust ventilation or adequate respiratory protective equipment

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

No special requirements

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Control parameters

Inhalation: Workplace Exposure Limits:

Tin dioxide:       2mg.m^-3 (as Sn) Long-term exposure limit (8-hour TWA reference period)

      4mg.m^-3 (as Sn) Short-term exposure limit (15-minute reference period)

Exposure controls

Use local exhaust ventilation or adequate respiratory protective equipment to maintain exposure below Workplace Exposure Limits

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity: Stable under normal conditions of storage and use

Chemical stability: Stable under normal conditions of storage and use

Possibilities of hazardous reactions: None known

Conditions to avoid: None known

Incompatible materials: None known

Hazardous decomposition products: None known

Disposal considerations

Waste treatment methods

Disposal of product: According to official regulations

Disposal of packaging: According to official regulations