International Chemical Safety Cards

KAOLIN ICSC: 1144
KAOLIN
Hydrated aluminium silicate
China clay
Argilla
H2Al2Si2O8 H2O
Molecular mass: 258 (approx)
CAS # 1332-58-7
RTECS # GF1670500
ICSC # 1144

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

  • Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • 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: 1144 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

    KAOLIN ICSC: 1144

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 2 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 LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles. The substance may have effects on the lungs , resulting in fibrosis (kaolinosis) and impaired functions.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.6
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    N O T E S
    This card applies to kaolin containing <1% crystalline silica. If kaolin contains more than 1% crystalline silica, fusion temperature 1785C. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Fitrol, Glomax, Kaophills-2 are trade names. Also consult ICSC # 0808.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1144 KAOLIN
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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