IPCS INCHEM Home
CALCIUM CARBONATEICSC: 1193
June 2012
CAS #: 471-34-1Carbonic acid, calcium salt
EINECS #: 207-439-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Avoid inhalation of dust. Use local exhaust.  Fresh air. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

No hazard classification according to GHS criteria 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from acids, aluminium, ammonium salts, fluorine and magnesium. 
PACKAGING
 
CALCIUM CARBONATE ICSC: 1193
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER OR PELLETS. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes above 825°C . This produces corrosive fumes of calcium oxide. Reacts with acids, aluminium, ammonium salts, fluorine and magnesium. 

Formula: CaCO3
Molecular mass: 100.1
Decomposes at 825°C
Density: 2.8 g/cm³
Solubility in water, mg/l at 25°C: 14 (very poor) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

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

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Health effects of the substance have been investigated but none have been found 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

NOTES
Calcium carbonate exists in nature as mineral aragonite and calcite (as in limestone, chalk and marble). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

All rights reserved. The published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Neither ILO nor WHO nor the European Commission shall be responsible for the interpretation and use of the information contained in this material.
    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       CALCIUM CARBONATE (JECFA Evaluation)