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ASPHALTICSC: 0612
Bitumen
Petroleum bitumen
October 2004
CAS #: 8052-42-4
UN #: 1999
EC Number: 232-490-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.        Use dry powder, carbon dioxide, foam. NO water.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Heat-insulating gloves when handling molten form. Protective clothing.  Rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. 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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Let solidify. Sweep spilled substance into containers. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
ASPHALT ICSC: 0612
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
DARK BROWN OR BLACK SOLID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 


Boiling point: >300°C
Melting point: 54-173°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.0-1.18
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: >200°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: ~400°C  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. The heated substance may cause burns. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Fumes of this substance are possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.5 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: sensitization of skin (SH); carcinogen category: 2 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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