First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
Separated from strong acids. Dry. Well closed.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance WHITE-TO-BROWN OR GREY CRYSTALS WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Chemical dangers Decomposes above 160°C . This produces acetone vapour and calcium carbonate. Reacts violently with strong acids. This produces acetic acid fumes.
Formula: C4H6O4.Ca / (CH3OO)2Ca
Molecular mass: 158.2
Decomposes at 160°C Density: 1.5 g/cm³ Solubility in water: very good
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.
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
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