Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. 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. Constipation. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
Separated from halogens and interhalogens.
Unbreakable packaging. Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance DARK GREY-TO-BROWN AMORPHOUS POWDER, WITH METAL CHARACTERISTICS OR SILVERY-WHITE, LUSTROUS CRYSTALLINE SOLID.
Chemical dangers Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed. Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic fumes. Reacts vigorously with halogens and interhalogens. This generates fire hazard. Reacts with zinc with incandescence. Lithium silicide attacks tellurium with incandescence.
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.
Effects of short-term exposure The aerosol is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the liver and central nervous system. Exposure could cause garlic-like breath. Medical observation is indicated.
Inhalation risk Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 0.1 mg/m3, as TWA
Do NOT take working clothes home.
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