International Chemical Safety Cards

PLASTER OF PARIS ICSC: 1217
PLASTER OF PARIS
Gypsum hemihydrate
(CaSO4)2.H2O
Molecular mass: 290.3
CAS # 26499-65-0
RTECS # TP0700000
ICSC # 1217
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!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN



  • EYES
  • Redness.
    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 containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).


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    ICSC: 1217 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:
    ODOURLESS FINE, WHITE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 10 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).
    MAK: ppm; 6 mg/m3 (1991).


    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 especially if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the eyes and respiratory tract , resulting in conjunctivitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis and impaired sense of smell and taste.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 163C
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 0.30
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    May contain a small amounts of crystalline silica. The apparent melting point caused by loss of crystal water is given.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1217 PLASTER OF PARIS
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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