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TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE)
ICSC: 0329
Peer-Review Status: 08.06.2012 Validated
 
CAS #: 14807-96-6 RTECS #: WW2710000
EC #: 238-877-9
EINECS #: 238-877-9
    Formula: Mg3(OH)2Si4O10
Molecular mass: 379.3

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 Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin No acute symptoms expected.  Overalls. Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
May cause damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled 
cancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1.  Keep in a well-ventilated room. Well closed. Cool. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (respirable fraction): 2 mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2012).
MAK (respirable fraction): Carcinogen category: 3B; (DFG 2011). 

Routes of exposure
Exposure mainly occurs via inhalation. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the lungs. This may result in pneumoconiosis. See Notes. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 900-1000°C
Density: 2.7 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 
 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Talc which contains asbestos or asbestiform fibres could be carcinogenic. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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