Combustible under specific conditions. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with magnesium.
NO open flames.
In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
Cough. Sore throat.
Use local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
Separated from strong oxidants and halogens.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance WHITE POWDER.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes including sodium oxide. Reacts violently with halogens. This generates fire and explosion hazard.
Molecular mass: 205.9
Melting point: 687°C Density: 3.78 g/cm³ Solubility in water, g/100ml at 100°C: 84
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure The aerosol is irritating to the respiratory tract and eyes.
Inhalation risk A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure The substance may have effects on the respiratory tract. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: (as Mo, respirable fraction): 0.5 mg/m3, as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans)
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
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