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ZINC OXIDEICSC: 0208
Zinc white
Zinc monoxide
C.I. Pigment White 4
April 2017
CAS #: 1314-13-2
UN #: 3077
EC Number: 215-222-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.      NO contact with incompatible materials: See Chemical Dangers  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT INHALATION OF FUMES.  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Fumes: Metallic taste. Headache. Fever. Chest tightness. Shortness of breath. Weakness. Muscle pain. See Notes.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention if breathing difficulties and/or fever develop. 
Skin No acute symptoms expected.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention if you fell unwell. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

enviro;aqua
WARNING
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 
PACKAGING
Marine pollutant. 
ZINC OXIDE ICSC: 0208
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with aluminium powder, magnesium powder and chlorinated rubber (on heating). This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: ZnO
Molecular mass: 81.4
Melting point: 1975°C
Density: 5.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of fume. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. The fume is irritating to the respiratory tract. Inhalation of fumes may cause metal fume fever. See Notes. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly , especially for fume. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 2 mg/m3, as TWA; 10 mg/m3 as STEL.
MAK: (as Zn, respirable fraction): 0.1 mg/m3; peak limitation category: I(4); (as Zn, inhalable fraction): 2 mg/m3; peak limitation category: I(2); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
The symptoms of metal fume fever do not become manifest until a few hours have passed. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: N; R: 50/53; S: 60-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Zinc oxide (UKPID)