|CAS #: 7440-02-0||Metallic nickel|
| EINECS #: 231-111-4
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Flammable as dust. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.||Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.||Use dry sand, dry powder. NO carbon dioxide. NO water.|
|PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Cough. Shortness of breath.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||Redness.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. See Notes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Redness.||Wear safety spectacles 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.||Rinse mouth.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERMay cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
Suspected of causing cancer if inhaled
Causes damage to the lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|Store only in original packaging. Cool. Well closed. Separated from strong oxidants and acids. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
|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: (inhalable fraction): 1.5 mg/m3, as TWA; A5 (not suspected as a human carcinogen).
MAK: sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (SAH); carcinogen category: 1
|The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment.|
|At high temperatures, toxic fumes of nickel(II)oxide may be formed (see ICSC 0926).
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of sensitization due to this substance should avoid all further contact with nickel, nickel compounds and other metal compounds of e.g. copper, chromium and cobalt.
Isolate contaminated clothing by sealing in a bag or other container.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Symbol: Xn; R: 40-43; S: (2)-22-36
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Nickel (EHC 108, 1991) Nickel (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 49, 1990)