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First-aid measures

Eye contact:Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison center or physician. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Check for and remove any contact lenses. Continue to rinse for at least 10 minutes.
Inhalation:Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison center or physician. Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If it is suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask or self-contained breathing apparatus. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained personnel. If unconscious, place in recovery position and get medical attention immediately. Maintain an open airway. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
Skin contact: Flush contaminated skin with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention if symptoms occur. Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse.
Ingestion:Get medical attention immediately. Call a poison center or physician. Wash out mouth with water. Remove dentures if any. Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. If material has been swallowed and the exposed person is conscious, give small quantities of water to drink. Stop if the exposed person feels sick as vomiting may be dangerous. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If vomiting occurs, the head should be kept low so that vomit does not enter the lungs.

Fire-fighting measures

Use an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.
This material is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Fire water contaminated with this material must be contained and prevented from being discharged to any waterway, sewer or drain.
Decomposition products may include the following materials: carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, metal oxide/oxides
Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode. Clothing for fire-fighters (including helmets, protective boots and gloves) conforming to European standard EN 469 will provide a basic level of protection for chemical incidents.

Accidental release measures

For non-emergency personnel: No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. Evacuate surrounding areas. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering. Do not touch or walk through spilt material. Do not breathe dust. Provide adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Put on appropriate personal protective equipment.
Environmental precautions: Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the product has caused environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil or air). Water polluting material. May be harmful to the environment if released in large quantities. Collect spillage.

Handling and storage

Protective measures for safe handling: Put on appropriate personal protective equipment. Do not get in eyes or on skin or clothing. Do not breathe dust. Do not ingest. Avoid release to the environment. If during normal use the material presents a respiratory hazard, use only with adequate ventilation or wear appropriate respirator. Keep in the originalcontainer or an approved alternative made from a compatible material, kept tightly
closed when not in use. Empty containers retain product residue and can be hazardous. Do not reuse container.
Conditions for safe storage: Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in original container protected fromdirect sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from incompatible materials (see section 10) and food and drink. Keep container tightly closed and
sealed until ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully
resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabelled containers.
Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3077
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Solid, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
Silver Carbonate
Language:
English
Class:
9
Classification code:
M7
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
9
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3077
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Class:
9
Classification code:
M7
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
9
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3077
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Solid, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
Silver Carbonate
Class:
9
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-A, S-F
Labels:
9
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3077
Proper shipping name and description:
Environmentally Hazardous Substance, Solid, N.O.S.
Chemical name:
Silver Carbonate
Class:
9
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
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Exposure controls / personal protection

1. Technical protection measures: Use only with adequate ventilation. If user operations generate dust, fumes, gas, vapour or mist, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below the statutory limits.
2. Organisational protection measures: personal and workplace atmosphere is required to determine the effectivenessof the ventilation or other control measures and/or the necessity to use respiratory protective equipment. Reference should be made to European Standard EN 689 for
methods for the assessment of exposure by inhalation to chemical agents andnational guidance.
3. Hand protection: Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary.
4. Feet protection: Appropriate footwear should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.
5. Body protection: Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.
6. Eye protectionSafety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts. If operating conditions cause high dust concentrations to be produced, use dust goggles.
7. Respiratory protection: Use a properly fitted, air-purifying or air-fed respirator complying with an approved standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must be based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe working limits of the selected respirator.

Stability and reactivity

The product is stable.
Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will not occur.
Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should not be produced.

Disposal considerations

The generation of waste should be avoided or minimised wherever possible. Avoid dispersal of spilt material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. Dispose of surplus and non-recyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Return accumulated waste material to the refinery for metal recovery, or dispose of in accordance with local and national regulations.