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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)

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

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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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.