International Chemical Safety Cards

CHRYSOTILE ICSC: 0014
CHRYSOTILE
Serpentine chrysotile
White asbestos
Mg6Si4H8O18 / Mg6(Si4O10)(OH)8
Molecular mass: 554
CAS # 12001-29-5
RTECS # CI16478500
ICSC # 0014
UN # 2590 (white asbestos)
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough.
    Breathing protection. Closed system and ventilation.

  • SKIN

  • Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES


  • First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Well closed.
    Use dust-proof packaging.
    UN Hazard Class: 9
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0014 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE, GREY, GREEN OR YELLOWISH FIBROUS SOLID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:





    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 2 fibres/cc (as TWA) A1 ppm; mg/m3 (ACGIH 1992-1993).
    MAK: class III A1 (1993).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the lungs , resulting in pulmonary fibrosis and mesothelioma. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: see Notes°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.55
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to air.
    N O T E S
    The substance is heat resistant up to 500°C and completely decomposed at temperature of 1000°C. Smoking enhances harmful effects. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home. The recommendations on this Card also apply to other forms of asbestos.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-913
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0014 CHRYSOTILE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use.