TYPES OF HAZARD
|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE-FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames. NO contact with flammables. NO contact with hot surfaces.||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.|
|EXPLOSION||Risk of fire and explosion on contact with organic materials, powdered metals, ammonium salts, combustible substances or reducing agents.||Do NOT expose to friction or shock.||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness.||Protective gloves.||First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention .|
|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||Abdominal pain. Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Consult an expert! Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: O, Xn, N; R: 9-20/22-51/53; S: (2)-13-16-27-61
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Pack Group: II
May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer
Harmful if swallowed or if inhaled
Causes damage to blood
May cause damage to blood through prolonged or repeated exposure
Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|NFPA Code: H0; F0; R0; OX.||Separated from combustible substances, reducing agents, strong acids, organic chemicals, ammonium compounds, powdered metals and food and feedstuffs. Dry.|
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS OR WHITE POWDER.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion and by inhalation of dust.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Decomposes at 400°C
Melting point: 368°C
Density: 2.3 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 7.3
Will turn shock-sensitive if contaminated with organic substances, reducing materials, metal powders, ammonium compounds.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Rinse contaminated clothing with plenty of water because of fire hazard.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations POTASSIUM CHLORATE (JECFA Evaluation)