|CAS #: 7439-97-6||Quicksilver
| UN #: 2809
| EINECS #: 231-106-7
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Risk of fire and explosion.||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Abdominal pain. Cough. Diarrhoea. Shortness of breath. Vomiting. Fever.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Ventilation. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable non-metallic containers as far as possible. Do NOT wash away into sewer.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed.|
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 0.025 mg/m3, ppm, as TWA; (skin); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: (inhalable fraction): 0.02 mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(8); skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (SH); carcinogen category: 3B; pregnancy risk group: D
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
There is no odour warning even when toxic concentrations are present.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Symbol: T, N; R: 23-33-50/53; S: (1/2)-7-45-60-61
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Mercury (EHC 1, 1976) Mercury (WHO Food Additives Series 4) Mercury (WHO Food Additives Series 13) MERCURY (JECFA Evaluation) Mercury (UKPID)