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QUARTZ
ICSC: 0808
Peer-Review Status: 06.05.2010 Validated
Crystalline silica, quartz
Crystalline silicon dioxide, quartz
Silicic anhydride 
CAS #: 14808-60-7 RTECS #: VV7330000
EINECS #: 238-878-4
    Formula: SiO2
Molecular mass: 60.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough.  Avoid inhalation of dust. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Danger
May cause cancer if inhaled
Causes damage to the lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled 
cancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS WHITE CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
No data. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (respirable fraction): 0.025mg/m³ as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2010).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 1; (DFG 2009). 

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

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

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the lungs. This may result in fibrosis (silicosis). This substance is carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 2230°C
Melting point: 1610°C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.6
Solubility in water: none 
 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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