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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

After inhalationProvide fresh air. In case of irritation of the respiratory tract seek medical advice.After contact with skinChange contaminated clothing. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water and soap.After contact with eyesRinse immediately carefully and thoroughly with eye-bath or water. In case of troubles or persistent symptoms, consult an ophthalmologist.After ingestionIf swallowed, immediately drink: water. Seek medical attention if problems persist.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing mediaExtinguishing materials should be selected according to the surrounding area.Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasonsNo known incompatabilities with extinguishing media.Special exposure hazards arising from substance or preparation itself, combustion products, resulting gasesSubstance is not classified as flammable but charcoal will burn at high temperatures. It may produce hazardous fumes like carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide. Explosive dust-air mixtures may form.Special protective equipment for fire-fightersIn case of fire: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.Additional informationUse water spray/stream to protect personnel and to cool endangered containers.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautionsRemove all sources of ignition. In case of large quantities: Beat down dust with water spray.Environmental precautionsNo special environmental protection measures are necessary.Methods for cleaning up/taking upCollect mechanically. Treat the assimilated material according to the section on waste disposal.

Handling and storage

HandlingAdvice on safe handlingAvoid generation of dust.Further information on handlingIn case of burning charcoal indoors equipment with built-in suction must be used.StorageRequirements for storage rooms and vesselsKeep container dry. Keep container tightly closed and in a well-ventilated place.Further information on storage conditionsRemove all sources of ignition.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure limit valuesAdditional advice on limit valuesThe EU has not developed exposure limits for any of this product's components.Exposure controlsProtective and hygiene measuresChange contaminated clothing. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work. When using do not eat or drink.Respiratory protectionExposure to dust should be minimised through engineering controls.If dust levels above visible limit of 2 mg/m3, dust mask and coveralls must be worn.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoidKeep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.Materials to avoidOxidizing agents, strong.Hazardous decomposition productsIt may produce hazardous fumes like carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide.Additional informationThe product is stable at appropriate storage and handling.

Disposal considerations

Advice on disposalWaste disposal according to official state regulations.Contaminated packagingCompletely emptied packages can be re-cycled.