International Chemical Safety Cards

TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE) ICSC: 0329
TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE
3MgO.4SiO2.H2O
Molecular mass: 379.3
CAS # 14807-96-6
RTECS # WW2700000
ICSC # 0329
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

  • Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin.

    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles.
    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.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).


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    ICSC: 0329 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

    TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE) ICSC: 0329

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS, WHITE, VERY FINE CRYSTALLINE POWDER OR GREEN TO GREY TO WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 2 mg/m3 as TWA (ACGIH 1993-1994).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C 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 talc pneumoconiosis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 900C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.7
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    The apparent melting point caused by loss of crystal water is given. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0329 TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE)
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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