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GLASS WOOL
ICSC: 0157
Peer-Review Status: 08.06.2012 Validated


 
RTECS #: LK3651000
EC #: 650-016-00-2
   

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Itching.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion No acute symptoms expected.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
No hazard classification according to GHS criteria 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
ODOURLESS COLOURLESS-TO-CREAM-COLOURED CRYSTALLINE SOLID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (respirable fraction):.
TLV ((For fibres longer than 5 µm with an aspect ratio equal to or greater than: 3:1 as determined by the membrane filter method at 400-450X magnification (4-mm objective) phase-contrast illumination) ): 1f/cc as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2012).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2011). 

Routes of exposure
Exposure mainly occurs via inhalation. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes, respiratory tract and skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolongated exposure. See Notes. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Relative density (water = 1): 2.5-2.6
Solubility in water: none 
 

NOTES
Glass wool is an amorphous silicate manufactured from glass.
May contain a binder and an oil for dust suppression.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Insulation glass wool, continuous glass filament, rock wool (ICSC 0194) and slag wool (ICSC 0195) are not classifiable as carcinogenic.
Certain special purpose glass fibres are possibly carcinogenic. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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