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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Eye contact: If substance has got into the eyes, immediately wash out with plenty of water. Obtain immediate medical attention.
Skin contact: Wash affected skin with plenty of water. If symptoms develop, obtain medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Wash out mouth with water. If large amount swallowed or symptoms develop obtain medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove patient from exposure, keep warm and at rest. If symptoms develop, obtain medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Not applicable. Inorganic powder or granules. Non-combustible.

Accidental release measures

Personal Protection: Wear suitable protective clothing. Wear eye/face protection. An approved dust mask should be worn if dust generated during handling.
General: Contain spillages. Dampening with water can reduce dust. Sweep or preferably vacuum up and collect in suitable containers for recovery or disposal.

Handling and storage

Handling: Avoid generation of dust. A considerable static electrical charge can be built up during mechanical handling which may become a hazard in atmospheres containing flammable vapours. Advice on the control of static is given in British Standard BS 5958.
Storage: Keep container tightly closed and dry.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Not classified according to the United Nations 'Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.'
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Not classified according to the United Nations 'Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.'
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Not classified according to the United Nations 'Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.'
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

General: Engineering methods to prevent or control exposure are preferred. Methods include process or personnel enclosure, mechanical ventilation (dilution and local exhaust) and control of process conditions.
Respirators: Avoid inhalation of dusts. Wear suitable respiratory protective equipment if working in confined spaces with inadequate ventilation or where there is any risk of the exposure limits being exceeded. Advice on respiratory protective equipment is given in HSE (Health and Safety Executive) publication HS(G)53.
Skin contact: Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves. Plastic or rubber gloves. For example EN374-3. Wear suitable overalls.
Eye protection: Safety spectacles. Goggles.
Other: Wear protective equipment to comply with good occupational hygiene practice. Do not eat, drink or smoke at the work place.

Stability and reactivity

Stability: Stable
Hazardous reactions: None known
Hazardous decomposition: None known

Disposal considerations

Disposal should be in accordance with local, state or national legislation. This product normally causes no problems in sewage treatment works, where it settles with the sewage sludge. This material is not classified as hazardous so it may be disposed of by landfill in accordance with local regulations.