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CHRYSOTILE ICSC: 0014
Date of Peer Review: March 1999

Asbestos, chrysotile
White asbestos
Serpentine chrysotile
CAS # 12001-29-5 Mg3Si2H4O9 / Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
RTECS # CI6478500 Molecular mass: 277
UN # 2590
EC Index # 650-013-00-6
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough.
Breathing protection. Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
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. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Vacuum spilled material, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 45-48/23
S: 53-45
Note: [E]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-90S2590
Well closed.
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Programme on
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CHRYSOTILE ICSC: 0014
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE, GREY, GREEN OR YELLOWISH FIBROUS SOLID.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (For fibres longer than 5 um with an aspect ratio equal to or greater than: 3:1 as determined by the membrane filter method at 400-450X magnefication (4-mm objective) phase contrast elimination) 0.1 fibre/cc as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 1; (DFG 2004).
EU OEL: 0.1 fibres/cc (EU 2003).
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 LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the lungs, resulting in pulmonary fibrosis and mesothelioma. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): see Notes
Density: 2.2-2.6 g/cm
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
The substance is heat resistant up to 500C and completely decomposed at temperatures of 1000C. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home. The recommendations on this Card also apply to other forms of asbestos. Avibest C, 7-450 asbestos, Calidria RG 144, Calidria RG 600, Calidria RG 100, Hooker no.1 chrysotile asbestos, K 6-30, Plastibest 20, RG 600, 5RO4, Sylodex, Cassiar AK, Cassiar A 65, Fritmag, P 3-50 and P 4-20 are trade names. Other CAS number: 132207-32-0.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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