|CALCIUM CARBIDE||ICSC: 0406 (April 2017)|
| CAS #: 75-20-7
| UN #: 1402
|EC Number: 200-848-3
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Not combustible but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Risk of fire and explosion on contact with water.||NO contact with water. Use non-sparking handtools. Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.||Use special powder, dry sand. NO other agents. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. NO direct contact with water.|
|PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Skin burns. Pain.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.||Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.||Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Laboured breathing. Shock or collapse. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Remove all ignition sources. Sweep spilled substance into covered clean, dry containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT use water.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERIn contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage
May cause respiratory irritation
|Separated from incompatible materials. See Chemical Dangers. Dry. Well closed.|
|CALCIUM CARBIDE||ICSC: 0406|
|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|
|It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.|
|Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water, producing explosive gas.
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 are therefore essential.
See ICSC 0089.
Symbol: F; R: 15; S: (2)-8-43
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