MATHESON TRI-GAS, INC. -- FORMALDEHYDE GAS -- -
===================== Product Identification ===================== Product ID:FORMALDEHYDE GAS MSDS Date:Jan 24 1989 MSDS Number: EEEHG Kit Part:=== Responsible Party === Company Name:MATHESON TRI-GAS, INC. Address:959 ROUTE 46 EAST City:PARSIPPANY State:NJ ZIP:07054-0624 Country:US Info Phone Num:(USA) 973-257-1100, (WHITBY) 905-668-3570, (EDMONTON) 780-471-4036 Chemtrec Ind/Phone:18004249300 === Contractor Identification === Company Name:MATHESON TRI-GAS, INC. Address:959 ROUTE 46 EAST Box:City:PARSIPPANY State:NJ ZIP:07054-0624 Country:US Phone:(USA) 973-257-1100, (WHITBY) 905-668-3570, (EDMONTON) 780-471-4036 CAGE:Company Name:MATHESON TRI-GAS, INC. Address:530 WATSON STREET Box:City:WHITBY State:ZIP:L1N 5R9 Country:ONTARIO, CANADA Phone:(USA) 973-257-1100, (WHITBY) 905-668-3570, (EDMONTON) 780-471-4036 CAGE: ============= Composition/Information on Ingredients ============= Ingred Name:FORMALDEHYDE GAS CAS:50-00-0 Fraction by Wt: 100.0% ===================== Hazards Identification ===================== Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:Yes IARC:Yes OSHA:Yes Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:INHALATION: SHORT TERM EXPOSURE: irritation (possibly severe), allergic reactions, rash, nausea, vomiting, difficulty breathing, asthma, headache, death LONG TERM EXPOSURE: drowsiness, menstrual disorders, sterility, cancer SKIN CONTACT: SHORT TERM EXPOSURE: allergic reactions, burns, rash LONG TERM EXPOSURE: itching, liver damage EYE CONTACT: SHORT TERM EXPOSURE: irritation (possibly severe), itching, tearing, blindness LONG TERM EXPOSURE: same as effects reported in short term exposure INGESTION: SHORT TERM EXPOSURE: burns, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, convulsions, coma LONG TERM EXPOSURE: rash, itching, digestive disorders Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure: ======================= First Aid Measures ======================= First Aid: INHALATION: If adverse effects occur, remove to uncontaminated area. Give artificial respiration if not breathing. If breathing is difficult, oxygen should be administered by qualified personnel. Get immediate medical attention. SKIN CONTACT: Wash skin with soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get immediate medical attention. Thoroughly clean and dry contaminated clothing and shoes before reuse. Destroy contaminated shoes. EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Then get immediate medical attention. INGESTION: If a large amount is swallowed, get medical attention. NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: For inhalation, consider oxygen. ===================== Fire Fighting Measures ===================== Autoignition Temp:795 F (424 C) Lower Limits:7.0% Upper Limits:73% Extinguishing Media:carbon dioxide, regular dry chemical, alcohol resistant foam Large fires: Flood with fine water spray. Fire Fighting Procedures:Move container from fire area if it can be done without risk. Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire is out. Stay away from the ends of tanks. For fires in cargo or storage area: Cool containers with water from unmanned hose holder or monitor nozzles until well after fire is out. If this is impossible then take the following precautions: Keep unnecessary people away, isolate hazard area and deny entry. Let the fire burn. Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety device or any discoloration of tanks due to fire. For tank, rail car or tank truck: Stop leak if possible without personal risk. Let burn unless leak can be stopped immediately. For smaller tanks or cylinders, extinguish and isolate from other flammables. Evacuation radius: 800 meters (1/2 mile). Do not attempt to extinguish fire unless flow of material can be stopped first. Flood with fine water spray. Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire i out. Apply water from a protected location or from a safe distance. Avoid inhalation of material or combustion by-products. Stay upwind and keep out of low areas. Evacuate if fire gets out of control or containers are directly exposed to fire. Evacuation radius: 500 meters (1/3 mile). Consider downwind evacuation if material is leaking. Stop flow of gas. Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:Severe fire hazard. Vapor/air mixtures are explosive. The vapor is heavier than air. Vapors or gases may ignite at distant ignition sources and flash back. ================== Accidental Release Measures ================== Neutralizing Agent: ====================== Handling and Storage ====================== Handling and Storage Precautions:Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Subject to storage regulations: U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.106. Grounding and bonding required. Protect from physical damage. Keep separated from incompatible substances. Use diking sufficient to contain total contents plus 10%. Keep separated from incompatible substances. Notify State Emergency Response Commission for storage or use at amounts greater than or equal to the TPQ (U.S. EPA SARA Section 302). SARA Section 303 requires facilities storing a material with a TPQ to participate in local emergency response planning (U.S. EPA 40 CFR 355.30). Other Precautions: ============= Exposure Controls/Personal Protection ============= Respiratory Protection:The following respirators and maximum use concentrations are drawn from NIOSH and/or OSHA. 7.5 ppm Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and cartridge(s) providing protection against this substance. 75 ppm Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and cartridge(s) providing protection against this substance. Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece that is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode. Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode. For Unknown Concentrations or Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health - Any supplied-air respirator with full facepiece and operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with a separate escape supply. Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode. Escape - Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and cartridge(s) providing protection against this substance. Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode. Ventilation:Provide local exhaust or process enclosure ventilation system. Ensure compliance with applicable exposure limits. Protective Gloves:Wear appropriate chemical resistant gloves. OSHA REGULATED SUBSTANCES: U.S. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1048. Eye Protection:Wear splash resistant safety goggles with a faceshield. Provide an emergency eye wash fountain and quick drench shower in the immediate work area. Other Protective Equipment:Wear appropriate chemical resistant clothing. Supplemental Safety and Health FORMALDEHYDE GAS: FORMALDEHYDE: 0.75 ppm OSHA TWA 2 ppm OSHA STEL 15 minute(s) 0.5 ppm OSHA action level 0.3 ppm ACGIH ceiling 0.016 ppm NIOSH recommended TWA 10 hour(s) 0.1 ppm NIOSH recommended ceiling 15 minute(s) ================== Physical/Chemical Properties ================== Boiling Pt:-6 F (-21 C) Melt/Freeze Pt:-134 F (-92 C) Vapor Pres:400 mmHg @ -33 C Vapor Density:1.07 Spec Gravity:0.815 @ -20 C pH:Not applicable Evaporation Rate & Reference:Not applicable Solubility in Water:55% Appearance and Odor:PHYSICAL STATE:gas COLOR:colorless ODOR:pungent odor Corrosion Rate: ================= Stability and Reactivity Data ================= Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:Stable at normal temperatures and pressure. Stability Condition to Avoid:Avoid heat, flames, sparks and other sources of ignition. Minimize contact with material. Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat. Hazardous Decomposition Products:Thermal decomposition products: oxides of carbon Thermal decomposition products: oxides of carbon Conditions to Avoid Polymerization:May polymerize. =================== Toxicological Information =================== Toxicological Information:FORMALDEHYDE GAS: IRRITATION DATA: 150 ug/3 day(s)-intermittent skin-human mild; 4 ppm/5 minute(s) eyes-human; 1 ppm/6 minute(s) eyes-human mild; 2 mg/24 hour(s) skin-rabbit severe; 540 mg open skin-rabbit mild; 50 mg/24 hour(s) skin-rabbit moderate; 750 ug/24 hour(s) eyes-rabbit severe; 750 ug eyes-rabbit severe; 10 mg eyes-rabbit severe TOXICITY DATA: 203 mg/m3 inhalation-rat LC50; 270 ul/kg skin-rabbit LD50; 100 mg/kg oral-rat LD50 CARCINOGEN STATUS: OSHA: Carcinogen; NTP: Anticipated Human Carcinogen; IARC: Human Limited Evidence, Animal Sufficient Evidence, Group 2A; ACGIH: A2 -Suspected Human Carcinogen; EC: Category 1 LOCAL EFFECTS: Corrosive: inhalation, skin, eye, ingestion ACUTE TOXICITY LEVEL: Highly Toxic: inhalation Toxic: dermal absorption, ingestion TARGET ORGANS: immune system (sensitizer) MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: respiratory disorders, skin disorders and allergies TUMORIGENIC DATA: Available. MUTAGENIC DATA: Available. REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS DATA: Available. ===================== Ecological Information ===================== Ecological:ECOTOXICITY DATA: FISH TOXICITY: 4960 ug/L 96 hour(s) LC50 (Mortality) Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) INVERTEBRATE TOXICITY: 14000 ug/L 48 hour(s) EC50 (Physiological) Water flea (Daphnia magna) ALGAL TOXICITY: 4500 ug/L 48 hour(s) (Population Growth) Cryptomonad (Chilomonas paramecium) ==================== Disposal Considerations ==================== Waste Disposal Methods:Subject to disposal regulations: U.S. EPA 40 CFR 262. Hazardous Waste Number(s): U122. Dispose in accordance with all applicable regulations. =================== MSDS Transport Information =================== Transport Information:U.S. DOT 49 CFR 172.101: PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Compressed gas, toxic, flammable, n.o.s. Inhalation hazard Zone A (formaldehyde) ID NUMBER: UN1953 HAZARD CLASS OR DIVISION: 2.3 LABELING REQUIREMENTS: Poison gas; Flammable gas QUANTITY LIMITATIONS: PASSENGER AIRCRAFT OR RAILCAR: Forbidden CARGO AIRCRAFT ONLY: Forbidden ===================== Regulatory Information ===================== SARA Title III Information: SARA TITLE III SECTION 302 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (40 CFR 355.30): Formaldehyde: 500LBSTPQ SARA TITLE III SECTION 304 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (40 CFR 355.40): Formaldehyde: 100LBSRQ SARA TITLE III SARA SECTIONS 311/312 HAZARDOUS CATEGORIES (40 CFR 370.21): ACUTE: Yes CHRONIC: Yes FIRE: Yes REACTIVE: No SUDDEN RELEASE: Yes SARA TITLE III SECTION 313 (40 CFR 372.65): Formaldehyde Federal Regulatory Information:CERCLA SECTIONS 102a/103 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (40 CFR 302.4): Formaldehyde: 100LBSRQ OSHA PROCESS SAFETY (29CFR1910.119): Formaldehyde: 1000LBSTQ State Regulatory Information: California Proposition 65: Known to the state of California to cause the following: Formaldehyde Cancer (Jan 01, 1988) ======================= Other Information ======================= Disclaimer (provided with this information by the compiling agencies): This information is formulated for use by elements of the Department of Defense. 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