|MERCURY||ICSC: 0056 (November 2019)|
| CAS #: 7439-97-6
| UN #: 2809
|EC Number: 231-106-7
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Risk of fire and explosion.||In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|AVOID ALL CONTACT! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Shortness of breath. Fever. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Abdominal pain. Headache. Weakness.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. See Notes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Wear 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||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: chemical protection suit and filter respirator for mercury adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable non-metallic containers as far as possible. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERMay be corrosive to metals
Fatal if inhaled
May damage fertility or the unborn child
Causes damage to central nervous system and kidneys
Causes damage to the central nervous system and the kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
|Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 0.025 mg/m3, as TWA; (skin); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
EU-OEL: 0,02 mg/m3 as TWA.
MAK: (inhalable fraction): 0.02 mg/m3; peak limitation category: II(8); skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (SH); carcinogen category: 3; pregnancy risk group: D
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in fish and seafood.|
|Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
There is no odour warning even when toxic concentrations are present.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Isolate contaminated clothing by sealing in a bag or other container.
Other UN number: 3506 Mercury contained in manufactured articles.
H330; H372; H400; H410; H360D
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Mercury (EHC 1, 1976) Mercury (WHO Food Additives Series 4) Mercury (WHO Food Additives Series 13) MERCURY (JECFA Evaluation) Mercury (UKPID)