|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Highly flammable. See Notes. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with flammables. NO contact with air. NO contact with hot surfaces. NO contact with oxidizing agents, halogens, sulfur or strong bases.||Use water spray, wet sand.|
|EXPLOSION||In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID ALL CONTACT!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Unconciousness. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Skin burns. Pain. Blisters.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention . Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. See Notes.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Loss of vision. Severe deep burns.||Wear safety goggles, 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||Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Shock or collapse. Unconsciousness.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Wear protective gloves when inducing vomiting. Refer for medical attention .|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Sweep spilled substance into containers. Cover the spilled material with wet sand or earth. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.||
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: F, T+, C, N; R: 17-26/28-35-50; S: (1/2)-5-26-38-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 4.2; UN Subsidiary Risks: 6.1; UN Pack Group: I
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-42S1381-W.
NFPA Code: H3; F3; R1.
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Keep under water.|
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-YELLOW TRANSPARENT CRYSTALLINE SOLID WITH WAXY APPEARANCE. TURNS DARK ON EXPOSURE TO LIGHT.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Melting point: 44°C
Density: 1.83 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.0003
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 3.5
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.42
Flash point: < 20°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 30°C
May re-ignite itself after fire is extinguished.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.
Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
CAS No. for Phosphorus is 7723-14-0.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005 & October 2006.
See sections: Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Card has been partially updated in August 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Physical Properties.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations