Date Effective........... January 8, 2009 (most recent revision) Chemical family..... Hydrous silicates of magnesium and iron Emergencies Contacting CHEMTREC: 24 Hour Emergency Use Only #'s...... Worldwide phone: 1-(703)-527-3887 Worldwide FAX: 1-(703)-741-6090 Toll-free phone: 1-(800)-424-9300 USA only Product or Trade Name.... Amosite asbestos fiber Emergency Overview: Amosite asbestos is a known human carcinogen.
Name CAS # EC# Approximate Weight % Amosite 12172-73-5 n/a >99.99% Confirmed carcinogen by ACGIH, IARC, OSHA AND NTP. NFPA (Scale 0-4): Not known
Potential Health Effects: Acute: Overexposure to breathing asbestos may cause asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, mesothelioma, other lung disorders or cancer. Handling of materials and smoking or eating prior to washing could be hazardous. Medical examination and x-rays are required to determine signs & symptoms of exposure. Routes of exposure: Inhalation, Skin contact, Ingestion Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Pulmonary disease Occupational Exposure Limits: TLV: 0.1 fiber/cc (as TWA) A1 (ACGIH 1998. For fibers longer than 5µm with an aspect ratio equal to or greater than 3:1 as determined at 400-450X magnification by the membrane filter method). Incompatibilies: Strong oxidizers, strong acids, and bases Route of entry: Inhalation, Skin contact, Ingestion Target organs: Lungs Symptoms: There are not acute signs or symptoms associated with asbestos. Diseases associated with over exposure are chronic, generally taking from 10 to 40 years to become apparent.
Eyes: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of flowing water for at least 15 minutes, retracting eye lids often. Get medical attention immediately. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with this product. Skin: Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and water. Flush with copious amounts of water for 15 minutes. Inhalation: Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. Support breathing. If symptoms persist contact physician. Ingestion: Get medical aid immediately.
Flammability classification: Not classified. Heat resistant up to 500°C; is completely decomposed at a temperature of 1000°C. Flash Point/Method: Not known Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not determined Flammable Limits: Lower: Not applicable Upper: Not applicable Extinguishing Media: Water, Foam, Dry Chemical Unusual Fire Hazards: Toxic gases and asbestos particulate may be Released in a fire. Firefighting procedures/instructions: Use NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective equipment. Properties that could increase fire or explosion hazard: Combustibility of this material results from paraffin lubrication.
Use HEPA vacuum wet methods when feasible. Use appropriate personal protection for clean-up personnel.
Storage and handling: Store in well-sealed container in cool, dry area.
ANSI approved eye wash and deluge shower should be available in the work area. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Eye/Face Protection: ANSI 87.1 approved chemical safety glasses with side shield. Protective gloves: Rubber gloves Protective clothing: Wear protective clothing to prevent skin contact. Do NOT take working clothes home. Respiratory Protection: Wear NIOSH approved respirator in accordance with 29CFR1910.1001. Other: Wash prior to eating, drinking, or smoking. Avoid ingestion or breathing of dust.
Appearance: Fibrous solid Color: Brown, Gray or Green pH: Not applicable Odor: None Vapor Pressure: Not applicable Vapor Density (Air=1): Not available Boiling Point/Range: Not available Melting Point/Range: Decomposes below melting point of 950°C Specific Gravity: 3.43 g/cc Solubility in water: None Softening Point: Not determined Molecular Formula: (Mg,Fe)7Si8O22(OH)2 Molecular Weight: 1171.51 %Volatile by Volume: Not determined Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1): Not available Viscosity: Not available
Chemical Stability: The product is stable under normal use conditions. Conditions to Avoid: Prevent dispersion of dust. Avoid all contact. Avoid airborne concentrations at or above OSHA PEL. Incompatibility (materials to avoid): Strong oxidizers, strong acids, and bases. Hazardous Products of Decomposition: None known Reactions with Air and Water: Avoid airborne concentrations at or above OSHA PEL.
Bury waste is solid landfill as required in 29CFR1910.1001. Comply with applicable OSHA, Federal, State and Local regulations.
Proper Shipping Name: White asbestos (chrysotile) DOT Hazard Class: 9 UN/NA ID: UN2590 Packing Group: III Labels: 9 Marine Pollutant: No information DOT Status: Not Regulated
United States: TSCA This product is listed under the TSCA Inventory. CERCLA: This product has an RQ of 1 pound under CERCLA. SARA: Section 313 This product is listed under SARA Section 313. California Prop. 65: Asbestos a known carcinogen under California Prop. 65. US Statements: Confirmed carcinogen. Target organs: Lung European/International Regulations: European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives Hazard Symbols: T Toxic Risk Phrases: R23 Toxic by Inhalation R45 May cause cancer R48 Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure R49 May cause cancer by inhalation Safety Phrases: S53 Avoid exposure – obtain special instructions before use S45 In case of accident, or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible.) Canada This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B. DSL/NDSL This product, CAS# 12172-73-5, is not listed on the DSL List and is not listed on the NDSL List. However, CAS# 1332-21-4 asbestos is listed on the DSL List.
If this product should be used in ways that are outside of the intended applications in scanning electron microscope laboratories, and if it is going to be formulated into some other system, so that it becomes just another component of that other system, read the MSDS sheets for the other components before blending as the resulting mixture may have the hazards of all of its parts.
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