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CALCIUM SILICATE (non-fibrous, <1% crystalline silica) ICSC: 1401
Date of Peer Review: October 2001

Calcium silicate
Calcium silicate synthetic
CAS # 1344-95-2 CaO.SiO2
RTECS # VV9150000 Molecular mass: 116.1
UN #
EC #
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. Sore throat.
Local exhaust.

Skin
Protective gloves.

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


SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE


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CALCIUM SILICATE (non-fibrous, <1% crystalline silica) ICSC: 1401
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE POWDER

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (particulate matter containing no asbestos and <1 % crystalline silica) 10 mg/m as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation to the eyes and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 1540C
Density: 2 g/cm
Solubility in water: poor
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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