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TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE) ICSC: 0329
Date of Peer Review: March 2001

CAS # 14807-96-6 Mg3(OH)2Si4O10
RTECS # WW2710000 Molecular mass: 379.3
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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!

Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
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 PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


IPCS
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Programme on
Chemical Safety
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TALC (SILICA AND FIBRE FREE) ICSC: 0329
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (Respirable fraction) 2 mg/m as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (Respirable fraction); Carcinogen category: 3B; (DFG 2004).
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 when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the lungs, resulting in talc pneumoconiosis.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 900-1000C
Density: 2.7 g/cm
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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