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SLAG WOOL
ICSC: 0195
Peer-Review Status: 13.04.2000 Validated
 
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 See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.  PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Sore throat. Laboured breathing.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Itching.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.   
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

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
Symbol: Xn; R: 38-40; S: (2)-36/37; Note: A, Q, R 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 1f/cc as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 1999). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by 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
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. See Notes. Expert advice should be sought when working with this material. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Solubility in water: none   

NOTES
Slag wool is an amorphous silicate manufactured from slag.
May contain a binder and an oil for dust suppression. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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