|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Extremely flammable. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.||Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out. In other cases extinguish with carbon dioxide, water spray, powder.|
|EXPLOSION||Gas/air mixtures are explosive.||Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Use non-sparking handtools.||In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.|
|EXPOSURE||AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Headache. Confusion. Dizziness. Nausea. Weakness. Unconciousness.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. See Notes.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources.||
Symbol: F+, T; R: 12-23-48/23-61; S: 53-45; Note: E
UN Hazard Class: 2.3; UN Subsidiary Risks: 2.1
Extremely flammable gas
Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated
Fatal if inhaled
May damage fertility or the unborn child if inhaled
Causes damage to blood if inhaled
Causes damage to blood and central nervous system through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1016 or 20G1TF.
NFPA Code: H3; F4; R0.
|Fireproof. Cool. Keep in a well-ventilated room.|
Physical State; Appearance
ODOURLESS TASTELESS COLOURLESS COMPRESSED GAS.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: -191°C
Melting point: -205°C
Solubility in water, ml/100ml at 20°C: 2.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 0.97
Flash point: Flammable gas
Auto-ignition temperature: 605°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 12.5-74.2
Minimum ignition energy: <0.3mJ
Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion of coal, oil, wood.
It is present in vehicle exhaust and tobacco smoke.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
No odour warning if toxic concentrations are present.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Carbon monoxide (EHC 13, 1979, 1st edition) Carbon monoxide (EHC 213, 1999, 2nd edition)