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MAGNESIUM SULFATE ICSC: 1197
MAGNESIUM SULFATE
Magnesium sulphate
MgSO4
Molecular mass: 120.4
CAS # 7487-88-9
RTECS # OM4500000
ICSC # 1197
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

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


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Local exhaust.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN


  • Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then wash away with plenty of water (extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles).
    Dry.

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    ICSC: 1197 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

    MAGNESIUM SULFATE ICSC: 1197

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER WITH BITTER SALINE TASTE.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning giving off toxic and corrosive vapours such as sulfur oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below melting point: 1124C
    Relative density (water = 1): 2.65
    Solubility in water: good
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Magnesium sulfate heptahydrate is also known as Epsom salts or bitter salts.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1197 MAGNESIUM SULFATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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