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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Eye contact Holding the eyelids apart, flush eyes promptly with copious flowing water for at least
20 minutes.
Get medical attention immediately.
Skin contact Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and plenty of
water for at least 15 minutes. Wash clothing before re-use.
Get medical attention immediately.
Inhalation In case of dust inhalation or breathing fumes released from heated material, remove
person to fresh air. Keep him quiet and warm. Apply artificial respiration if necessary
and get medical attention immediately.
Ingestion If swallowed, wash mouth thoroughly with plenty of water and give water to drink.
Get medical attention immediately.
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NOTE: Never give an unconscious person anything to drink.
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Notes to the physician No specific antidote. Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, alcohol foam or polymer foam.
Fire fighting procedure Cool containers with water spray. In closed stores, provide fire-fighters with selfcontained
breathing apparatus in positive pressure mode
Unusual fire and explosion
hazards When heated to decomposition, may release poisonous and corrosive fumes of
CO,CO2 and HBr.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots and heavy rubber gloves.
Methods for cleaning up Cover with dry lime or soda ash, pick up, keep in closed container and hold for waste
disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Environmental precautions Prevent product from entering drains, ditches and rivers.

Handling and storage

Handling Keep containers tightly closed. Avoid bodily contact.
Storage Store in a dry area away from incompatible materials (see "materials to avoid").

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
3077
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Danger Label Model No.: 9
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
3077
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Proper shipping name: Environmentally hazardous substance, solid, n.o.s
(Tribromophenol)
Chemical name:
2,4,6-Tribromophenol
Labels:
9
Marine pollutant
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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
3077
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Hazard label(s): Miscellaneous
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure Limits :
Components ACGIH-TLV Data OSHA (PEL) Data
2,4,6-Tribromophenol
118-79-6
Not determined Not determined
Manufacturer's recommendation 5 mg/m3
Ventilation requirements Ventilation must be sufficient to maintain atmospheric concentration below
recommended exposure limit.
Personal protective equipment:
- Respiratory protection Approved respirator
- Hand protection Protective gloves
- Eye protection Chemical safety goggles
- Skin and body protection Body covering clothes and boots
Hygiene measures Safety shower and eye bath should be provided. Do not eat, smoke or drink where
material is handled, processed or stored. Wash hands carefully before eating or
smoking.

Stability and reactivity

Stability Stable under normal conditions.
Materials to avoid Strong oxidizers, acids and bases
Conditions to avoid Heating above decomposition temperature
Hazardous decomposition
products
Hydrogen bromide, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide
Hazardous polymerization Will not occur

Disposal considerations

Methods for cleaning up Cover with dry lime or soda ash, pick up, keep in closed container and hold for waste
disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Environmental precautions Prevent product from entering drains, ditches and rivers.

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