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TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE)ICSC: 0329
June 2012
CAS #: 14807-96-6
EC Number: 238-877-9

  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 Cough.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin No acute symptoms expected.  Overalls. Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

cancer;health haz
WARNING
May cause damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Keep in a well-ventilated room. Well closed. Cool. 
PACKAGING
 
TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE) ICSC: 0329
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Formula: Mg3(OH)2Si4O10
Molecular mass: 379.3
Melting point: 900-1000°C
Density: 2.7 g/cm³
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 and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the lungs. This may result in pneumoconiosis. See Notes. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: (respirable fraction): 2 mg/m3, as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen).
MAK: (without asbestos fibres (respirable fraction)): carcinogen category: 3B 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Talc which contains asbestos or asbestiform fibres could be carcinogenic. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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