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GLASS WOOLICSC: 0157
June 2012

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Sore throat. Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Itching.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion No acute symptoms expected.  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. Sweep spilled substance into covered 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

No hazard classification according to GHS criteria 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
GLASS WOOL ICSC: 0157
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
ODOURLESS COLOURLESS-TO-CREAM-COLOURED CRYSTALLINE SOLID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 


Relative density (water = 1): 2.5-2.6
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
Exposure mainly occurs via inhalation. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes, respiratory tract and skin. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolongated exposure. See Notes. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Glass wool is an amorphous silicate manufactured from glass.
May contain a binder and an oil for dust suppression.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Insulation glass wool, continuous glass filament, rock wool (ICSC 0194) and slag wool (ICSC 0195) are not classifiable as carcinogenic.
Certain special purpose glass fibres are possibly carcinogenic. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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