Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents.
NO contact with combustible substances or reducing agents.
In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!
Cough. Sore throat.
Use local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
Wear safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Abdominal pain. Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered plastic containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1; UN Pack Group: III
Separated from combustible substances and reducing agents. Dry.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance HYGROSCOPIC COLOURLESS OR WHITE CRYSTALS.
Chemical dangers The substance is a strong oxidant. It reacts with combustible and reducing materials. This generates fire and explosion hazard.
Molecular mass: 148.33
Decomposes at 330°C Solubility in water: very good
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. Ingestion could cause effects on the blood. This may result in the formation of methaemoglobin. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.
Inhalation risk A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Rinse contaminated clothing with plenty of water because of fire hazard. The recommendations on this Card also apply to Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate (CAS 13446-18-9) which is available commercially.
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