International Chemical Safety Cards

PERLITE ICSC: 1141
PERLITE
CAS # 93763-70-3
RTECS # SD5254000
ICSC # 1141

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


  • INHALATION

  • Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.

  • EYES

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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into covered containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1141 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 TO GRAY POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 10 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1995-1996).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly on spraying or when dispersed, especially if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: >1093C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.2-2.4 (crude); 0.05-0.3 (expanded)
    Solubility in water: poor
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    This card applies to perlite with <1% crystalline silica. Expanded (high temperature treated) perlite is a fluffy particulate. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. If perlite contains more than 1% crystalline silica then also consult ICSC # 0808.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1141 PERLITE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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