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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

After inhalation
Provide fresh air. In case of irritation of the respiratory tract seek medical advice.

After contact with skin
Change contaminated clothing. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water and soap.

After contact with eyes
Rinse immediately carefully and thoroughly with eye-bath or water. In case of troubles or persistent symptoms, consult an ophthalmologist.

After ingestion
If swallowed, immediately drink: water. Seek medical attention if problems persist.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
Extinguishing materials should be selected according to the surrounding area.

Extinguishing media which must not be used for safety reasons
No known incompatabilities with extinguishing media.

Special exposure hazards arising from substance or preparation itself, combustion products, resulting gases
Substance is not classified as flammable but charcoal will burn at high temperatures. It may produce hazardous fumes like carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide. Explosive dust-air mixtures may form.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters
In case of fire: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Additional information
Use water spray/stream to protect personnel and to cool endangered containers.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions
Remove all sources of ignition. In case of large quantities: Beat down dust with water spray.

Environmental precautions
No special environmental protection measures are necessary.

Methods for cleaning up/taking up
Collect mechanically. Treat the assimilated material according to the section on waste disposal.

Handling and storage

Handling

Advice on safe handling
Avoid generation of dust.

Further information on handling
In case of burning charcoal indoors equipment with built-in suction must be used.

Storage

Requirements for storage rooms and vessels
Keep container dry. Keep container tightly closed and in a well-ventilated place.

Further information on storage conditions
Remove all sources of ignition.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure limit values

Additional advice on limit values
The EU has not developed exposure limits for any of this product's components.

Exposure controls

Protective and hygiene measures
Change contaminated clothing. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work. When using do not eat or drink.

Respiratory protection
Exposure to dust should be minimised through engineering controls.
If dust levels above visible limit of 2 mg/m3, dust mask and coveralls must be worn.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.

Materials to avoid
Oxidizing agents, strong.

Hazardous decomposition products
It may produce hazardous fumes like carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide.

Additional information
The product is stable at appropriate storage and handling.

Disposal considerations

Advice on disposal
Waste disposal according to official state regulations.

Contaminated packaging
Completely emptied packages can be re-cycled.