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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. In case of symptom of ill-health, consult a doctor. The symptoms may appear after several days.

Skin contact: Wash with soap and water.

Eye contact: Irrigate with copious amounts of low-pressure water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth with water. If swallowed, induce vomiting under medical supervision.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Carbon dioxide, foam or dry chemical.

Fire and explosive properties: The material is not combustible.

Protective equipment for fire fighters: Self-contained breathing apparatus with full-face piece.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: Do not inhale fumes or dust. Use personal protective equipment.

Waste measures: Vacuum or sweep up spillage. Collect and put in marked container for disposal. Avoid generating dust. Avoid discharge to drainage.

Handling and storage

Handling: Handle lead material in such a way, that distribution of dust is minimized. Use proper industrial hygiene. Do not inhale fumes or dust.

Storage: No special precautions

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
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Packaging group:
Danger no: 90; Tunnel restriction code: (E)
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s. (lead)
Packaging group:
EmS code:
F-A, S-F
Marine pollutant
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Limitation of exposure at working place: Use proper industrial hygiene.

Personal protective equipment: Use respiratory protection equipment to prevent exposure of fumes and dust.

OELs - Lead and inorganic compounds (as Pb):

EU 0.15 mg/m³
Austria 0.1 mg/m³
Belgium 0.15 mg/m³
Denmark 0.05 mg/m³
Finland 0.1 mg/m³
France 0.1 mg/m³
Germany (AGS) 0.1 mg/m³
Ireland 0.15 mg/m³
Italy 0.15 mg/m³
Latvia 0.005 mg/m³
Poland 0.05 mg/m³
Spain 0.15 mg/m³
Sweden 0.1 mg/m³
Switzerland 0.1 mg/m³
UK 0.15 mg/m³

Biological action levels, inorganic lead:
EU 70 µg/dL (Binding Limit Value)
Germany 40 µg/dL
10 µg/dL (for woman, age below 45 years) [Suspended]
France 40 µg/dL
30 µg/dL µg/dL (for woman of reproductive capacity)
Ireland 70 µg/dL
Spain 70 µg/dL
UK 60 µg/dL
30 µg/dL (for woman of reproductive capacity)

DNELs for workers:

Exposure pattern: Long-term - systemic effects
Route: Systemic (μg lead /dL blood)
DNEL: 40 μg/dL - Adult neurological function;
10 μg/dL - Developmental effect on foetus of pregnant women

Ecological toxicity values

The following Predicted No Effect Concentrations (PNECs) were used to determine the environmental risk:

Exposure pattern Route Descriptor PNEC
Long-term – chronic effects Freshwater PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 3.1 μg Pb/L (dissolved)
Long-term – chronic effects Marine PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 3.5 μg Pb/L (dissolved)
Long-term – chronic effects Freshwater Sediment PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 174.0 mg Pb/kg dw1 / 41.0 mg Pb/kg dw2
Long-term – chronic effects Marine Sediment PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 164.0 mg Pb/kg dw
Long-term – chronic effects Soil PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 212.0 mg Pb/kg dw
Long-term – chronic effects Sewage Treatment Plant PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 0.1 mg Pb/L
1: without bioavailability correction; 2: with bioavailability correction

Stability and reactivity

The product is stable under normal circumstances.

Disposal considerations

General: Waste from handling the product is classified as hazardous waste.

EWC-code: 06 04 05, Wastes containing other heavy metals.
10 04 01, Slags from primary and secondary production.