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SODIUM FLUORIDEICSC: 0951
Natrium fluoride
Sodium monofluoride
November 2003
CAS #: 7681-49-4
UN #: 1690
EC Number: 231-667-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames. NO contact with hot surfaces.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Convulsions. Drowsiness. Cough. Diarrhoea. Sore throat. Vomiting. Unconsciousness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from acids and food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
SODIUM FLUORIDE ICSC: 0951
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on contact with hot surfaces or flames. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with acids. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. 

Formula: NaF
Molecular mass: 42.0
Boiling point: 1700°C
Melting point: 993°C
Density: 2.8 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 4.0  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Ingestion could cause hypocalcaemia and hypokalaemia. This may result in central nervous system disorders and cardiac disorders. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the bones and teeth. This may result in fluorosis. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 2.5 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: (as F): 1 mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(4); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 25-32-36/38; S: (1/2)-22-36-45 

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