|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames. NO contact with combustible substances or water.||Use carbon dioxide, dry sand, special powder, water in large amounts.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell.|
|Skin||Protective gloves.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles.||Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Nausea. Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.||
Symbol: Xn; R: 7-22-31; S: (2)-7/8-26-28-43
UN Hazard Class: 4.2; UN Pack Group: II
Self-heating in large quantities; may catch fire.
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation
Harmful to aquatic life
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|NFPA Code: H2; F1; R2.||Dry. Well closed. Separated from strong oxidants and acids. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Decomposes at >100°C
Density: 2.4 g/m³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 25 (moderate)
Flash point: >100°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: <-4.7
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.|
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Sodium dithionite (SIDS)