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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

1. Description of necessary first-aid measures
1.1. If inhaled
- Move to fresh air.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- Get medical attention immediately if symptoms occur.
1.2. In case of eye contact
- Immediate medical attention is required.
- Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.
1.3. In case of skin contact
- Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
- Wash off with plenty of water.
- If symptoms persist, call a physician.
1.4. If swallowed
- Immediate medical attention is required.
- If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious).
- Give to drink a 1% aqueous calcium gluconate solution.
- Do NOT induce vomiting.
- Artificial respiration and/or oxygen may be necessary.
2. Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed
2.1. Inhalation
- Irritating to mucous membranes
- Symptoms: Cough, sore throat, Nose bleeding
- In case of higher concentrations: chemical pneumonitis
- Repeated or prolonged exposure: chronic bronchitis, Risk of chronic pulmonary inflammation
2.2. Skin contact
- slight irritation
- Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.
- Chronic exposure may cause dermatitis.
2.3. Eye contact
- Causes eye irritation.
- Symptoms: Redness, Lachrymation, Swelling of tissue, Burn
2.4. Ingestion
- Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
3. Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary
Notes to physician
- Immediate medical attention is required.
- Medical examination necessary even only on suspicion of intoxication

Fire-fighting measures

1. Extinguishing media
1.1. Suitable extinguishing media
- Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.
1.2. Unsuitable extinguishing media
- None known.
2. Specific hazards arising from the chemical
- Not combustible.
- Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions.
3. Special protective actions for fire-fighters
- In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
- Use personal protective equipment.
- Wear chemical resistant oversuit
- Cool containers / tanks with water spray.
- Prevent fire extinguishing water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system.

Accidental release measures

1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
1.1. Advice for non-emergency personnel
- Avoid dust formation.
1.2. Advice for emergency responders
- Keep area clean at all times with wet rag or mop - NEVER sweep
2. Environmental precautions
- Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
- If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.
- Prevent product from entering sewage system.
3. Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
- Avoid dust formation.
- Keep area clean at all times with wet rag or mop - NEVER sweep!
- Keep in properly labelled containers.
- Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
4. Reference to other sections
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections handling and storage and exposure controls/personal protection

Handling and storage

1. Precautions for safe handling
- Used in closed system
- Use only in well-ventilated areas.
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
- Avoid inhalation, ingestion and contact with skin and eyes
2. Conditions for storage, including incompatibilities
2.1. Storage
- Store in original container.
- Keep in a well-ventilated place.
- Keep in a dry place.
- Keep in properly labelled containers.
- Keep container closed.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
2.2. Packaging material
2.2.1. Suitable material
- Paper + PE.
2.2.2. Unsuitable material
- no data available
3. Specific use(s)
- For further information, please contact: Supplier

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Special provisions / remarks
not subject to transport regulation

Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Special provisions / remarks
not subject to transport regulations

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Chemical name:
aluminium potassium fluoride
Special provisions / remarks
not subject to transport regulation

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Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Control parameters
1.1. Exposure Limit Values
- UK. EH40 Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) 2007
time weighted average = 2.5 mg/m3
Remarks: as Fluorine
- US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values 2009
time weighted average = 2.5 mg/m3
Remarks: as Fluorine
- EU. Indicative Exposure and Directives relating to the protection of risks related to work exposure to chemical, physical, and biological agents. 12 2009
time weighted average = 2.5 mg/m3
Remarks: Indicative
2. Exposure controls
2.1. Appropriate engineering controls
- Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.
2.2. Individual protection measures
2.2.1. Respiratory protection
- Respirator with a dust filter
- Recommended Filter type: P3
2.2.2. Hand protection
- Impervious gloves
- Suitable material: Neoprene, Fluoroelastomer
2.2.3. Eye protection
- Dust proof goggles obligatory.
2.2.4. Skin and body protection
- Dust impervious protective suit
2.2.5. Hygiene measures
- Eye wash bottles or eye wash stations in compliance with applicable standards.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
2.3. Environmental exposure controls
- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

1. Reactivity
- no data available
2. Chemical stability
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.
3. Possibility of hazardous reactions
- no data available
4. Conditions to avoid
- none
5. Materials to avoid
- Strong acids and strong bases
6. Hazardous decomposition products
- Hydrogen fluoride

Disposal considerations

1. Waste disposal methods
- In accordance with local and national regulations.
- Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.
- Dispose of wastes in an approved waste disposal facility.
2. Contaminated packaging
- Where possible recycling is preferred to disposal or incineration.
- If recycling is not practicable, dispose of in compliance with local regulations.
- Must be incinerated in a suitable incineration plant holding a permit delivered by the competent authorities.