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PERLITEICSC: 1141
November 2016
CAS #: 93763-70-3

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

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Avoid inhalation of dust and mist.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.   
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion      

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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

No hazard classification according to GHS criteria 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
PERLITE ICSC: 1141
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
WHITE-TO-GREY POWDER. ODOURLESS WHEN PURE. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
No data. 


Melting point: >1093°C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.2-2.4 (crude)
Relative density (water = 1): 0.05-0.3 (expanded)
Solubility in water: poor 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
Exposure mainly occurs via inhalation. 

Effects of short-term exposure
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes. 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
See Notes. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
This card applies to perlite with <1% crystalline silica.
Expanded (high temperature treated) perlite is a fluffy particulate.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
If perlite contains more than 1% crystalline silica then see also ICSC0808 Quartz. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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