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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Skin contact: Redness, pain. Remove contaminated clothing, flush skin with water or shower, take to a physician if necessary.

Eye contact: Redness, pain. Flush with water, take to a physician if necessary.

Inhalation: Sore throat, cough. Remove to fresh air. If suffocation is serious, take to a physician.

Ingestion: Sore throat, abdominal pain. Rinse mouth, drink plenty of water, see physician. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Dry powder, carbon dioxide or foam.

Unsuitable extinguishing media : Water jet.

Specific hazards in case of fire: Combustible, keep away from open flame, no smoking

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for fire fighters: Use self-contained breathing equipment if in confined place.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use gloves, face shield.

Environment precautions: Do not allow to flow into drainage system.

Methods for cleaning up: Collect leakage in sealable containers, soak up with sand or other inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Wash site with sodium bicarbonate solution or soda ash. Can also allow spillage to solidify, and then shovel into containers. Clean up area immediately.

Handling and storage

Safe handling:       Avoid open flames. Use gloves and wear goggles when handling.

Safe storage:       Keep in a cool and dry place, avoid extreme heat and cold. Store in clean, dry preferably stainless steel vessels. In bulk, store at about 5-10OC above melting point or ambient. Temperature higher than necessary degrades quality at rates dependent on time and temperature of exposure. Exposure to ultraviolet light and sunlight must be minimized to prevent quality loss.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Disposal considerations