|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Highly flammable if powdered.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with hot surfaces.||Use special powder, dry sand. NO other agents.|
|EXPLOSION||Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.||Do NOT expose to friction or shock. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Cough. See Notes.||Use closed system and ventilation.||Fresh air, rest.|
|Skin||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Use radiation detector to ensure no remaining contamination.|
|Eyes||Redness.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible).|
|Ingestion||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
UN Hazard Class: 7
Catches fire spontaneously if exposed to air
May cause cancer
Causes damage to lungs if inhaled
Causes damage to the respiratory tract through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.|
Physical State; Appearance
GREY-WHITE METAL POWDER
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Boiling point: 4788°C
Melting point: 1750°C
Relative density (water = 1): 11.7
Solubility in water at none°C: none
Auto-ignition temperature: 270°C
Depending on degree of exposure, estimation of dose received may be required by whole body counting techniques.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
This material and its decay products are radioactive.
Storage in a poorly ventilated area may result in a buildup of gaseous radioactive decay products.
Prolonged retention in the body leads to long term alpha-irradiation of the tissues.
Refer for medical attention if breathing difficulties and or fever develop.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations