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First-aid measures

1. Description of first aid measures
Inhalation : In case of exposure to high concentrations of dust :
- Move the affected person away from the contaminated area and into the fresh air
- Give artificial respiration if necessary
Skin contact :
- Wipe off as much as possible
- Remove all contaminated clothing and footwear
- Rinse with water.
- In case of redness or irritation, consult a doctor
Eye contact :
- Rinse immediately and thoroughly with plenty of water whilst keeping the eyes wide open (at least 15 minutes)
- Consult an eye specialist
Ingestion :
- Rinse mouth out with water
- Never attempt to induce vomiting
- Seek medical attention immediately

2. Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: Eye irritation

3. Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
No immediate medical care or specific treatment identified

Fire-fighting measures

1. Extinguishing media : All extinguishing media can be used.

2. Special hazards arising from the substance : Not classified as flammable according to EEC criteria, but may present a risk in the event of a fire.
During combustion : Toxic and irritating fumes may be released

3. Advice for fire-fighters : Avoid raising powdered material due to explosion hazard
Contain the extinguishing fluids by bunding.
Do not attempt to fight the fire without suitable protective equipment : Suitable breathing apparatus.
Complete protective clothing.

Accidental release measures

1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
- For non-emergency personnel : Avoid contact with skin and eyesprocedures.
- Do not breathe dust.
For emergency responders :
- Do not attempt to fight the fire without suitable protective equipment
- For further information see section 8

2. Environmental precautions : Contain the spilled material by bunding (product is hazardous for the environment). Do not discharge into the

3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
- Recovery : Sweep up or vacuum up the product. Avoid the dispersion of dust
- Cleaning/decontamination : Wash non-recoverable remainder with large amounts of water
- Disposal : Dispose of at a licensed waste collection point

4. Reference to other sections: For further information see section 13

Handling and storage

1. Precautions for safe handling
Technical measures :
-Ensure good ventilation of the work station
-Extraction to remove dust at its source
Precautions :
-Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
-Do not breathe dust
- Avoid raising powdered material due to explosion hazard
Hygiene measures :
-Always wash your hands after handling the product.
-Do not drink, eat or smoke in the workplace

2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage conditions
- Recommended : Store :
- the container tightly closed
- in a cool, dry area.
- protected from humidity
Packaging materials
- Recommended : Original packaging

3. Specific end use(s) : No information available.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Control parameters
Occupational exposure limits
- France : Dust without specific effect : Total dust - VME : 10 mg/m3. Inhalable dust - VME : 5 mg/m3

2. Exposure controls
Engineering measures : Ensure good ventilation of the work station. Extraction to remove dust at its source
Personal protective equipment :
- Respiratory protection : In the event of insufficient ventilation : Suitable anti-dust mask (P1)
- Hand protection : Impermeable protective gloves
The protective gloves to be used must comply with the specifications of EC directive 89/686/EEC and the resultant standard EN 374
Breakthrough time : refer to the recommandations of the supplier
- Eye protection : Goggles
- Skin and body protection : Protective clothing

Stability and reactivity

1. Reactivity : To our knowledge, the product does not present any particular risk

2. Chemical stability : Stable at ambient temperature and under normal conditions of use

3. Possibility of hazardous reactions : Potential dust explosion hazard

4. Conditions to avoid : None, to our knowledge

5. Incompatible materials : None, to our knowledge

6. Hazardous decomposition : On combustion or on thermal decomposition (pyrolysis), may form : products Carbon oxides (CO, CO2).
products Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Various hydrocarbon fragments
products Cooper oxides

Disposal considerations

Destruction/Disposal : Dispose of in accordance with relevant local regulations
Destruction/disposal : Recycle following cleaning or dispose of at an authorised site
NOTE : The user's attention is drawn to the possible existence of specific European,
national or local regulations regarding disposal