Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Closed system, dust explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent deposition of dust.
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.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Wear safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the respiratory tract.
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 Repeated or prolonged inhalation of dust particles may cause effects on the lungs.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. The substance is usually used in combination with other compounds such as tungsten carbide, cobalt. Workers exposed to mixed dusts containing titanium carbide have developed pneumoconiosis.
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