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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- Inhalation: Move the victim from the source of exposure to fresh air. Keep the victim warm and at rest. Contact a physician if the victim has inhaled large quantities or if the discomfort persists.
- Skin contact: Move the victim from the source of exposure and remove contaminated clothes and shoes. Wash skin with soap and water. Contact a physician if the discomfort persists.
- Contact with eyes: Rinse the eyes immediately with water (keep the eyes open, remove contact lenses). Contact a physician if the eye-irritation persists.
- Ingestion: Rinse the mouth with water and drink large amounts of water. Move the victim from the source of exposure to fresh air. Keep the victim warm and at rest. Contact a physician if the victim has inhaled large quantities or if the discomfort persists.

Fire-fighting measures

- Suitable fire extinguishing media: The product is not combustible. Use material that is appropriate for the surrounding fire.
- Fire extinguishers that should not be used for safety reasons: Water jet can cause splashes of burning material.
- Fire- and explosion hazard: The product is not combustible. If the product is in close vicinity of fire, toxic heavy metal compounds can form.
- Protective equipment for extinguishing fire: Fire-fighters must use special fire-fighting equipment. The public must be kept at a distance.

Accidental release measures

- Safety precautions for protection of personnel: Keep people and animals away from the contaminated area. Care must be taken that there is sufficient ventilation at the work station, that work-space, construction, and equipment are in compliance with legislated requirements and that the personnel uses equipment in accordance with applicable instructions for personal protective equipment. See section Exposure controls/personal protection
-Safety precautions to protect the environment: The heavy metals in this product is hazardous to the environment. Limit the product from spreading and prevent leakage to watercourses and drainage.
- Suitable methods for cleaning-up: Collect mechanically. Do not flush to sewer. Keep in appropriate containers. Waste management, see section Disposal considerations.

Handling and storage

- Handling: Avoid splashes and spills and unnecessary contact. Ensure adequate ventilation. Smoking must not take place where the product is handled. Wash hands before eating, smoking etc. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Those who are pregnant should not handle the product. Care must be taken over good work hygiene. Change work clothes frequently and shower after work.
- Storage: Store in a closed container.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

- Precautionary methods: Ensure adequate ventilation when handling dry product (for example in analysis context). Eyewash should be available at the workplace.
- Breathing protection: During handling that generates dust a respirator with dust filter P3 must be used.
- Hand protection: Use protective gloves of nitrile rubber or neoprene when exposed to the substance. Penetration time for the glove material can vary with the glove's thickness, usage and exposure. Ensure that the glove is intact, without holes or tears.
- Eye protection: Use protective glasses with side shields.
- Other skin protection: Wear suitable protective clothing.
- Exposure limits at the workplace: Copper, dusts and mists (as Cu) Limit value - Eight hours: 1 mg/m³ Limit value - Short term: 2 mg/m³ Cadmium & cadmium compounds as total dust except CdO fume & CdS pigments (as Cd) Limit value - Eight hours: 0,025 mg/m³ Nickel, organic compounds (as Ni) Limit value - Eight hours: (1) mg/m³ Limit value - Short term: 3 mg/m³ Cobalt and compounds (as Co) Limit value - Eight hours: 0,1 mg/m³ Antimony & compounds (as Sb) (except stibine) Limit value - Eight hours: 0,5 mg/m³ Lead and inorganic compounds (as Pb) Limit value - Eight hours: 0.15 mg/m³ Arsenic & compounds, except arsine (as As) as total dust Limit value - Eight hours: 0,1 mg/m³ Silver, metallic Limit value - Eight hours: 0,1 mg/m³

Stability and reactivity

- Stability: Stable under normal conditions.
- Dangerous decomposition products: In case of fire, toxic heavy metal compounds can form.

Disposal considerations

- Removal of remains and waste: Classified as hazardous waste.
- Waste catalogue number Waste material number: 7091 Inorganic salts and other solid matter. EWC-code: 11 02 02 sludges from zinchydrometallurgy (including jarosite, goethite). Specification of the waste material number and EWC-code are for illustrative purposes only. Which waste catalogue number and code to use must be decided by the end user based on the actual use of the product.
- Other: Waste should be recycled. If recycling is not possible, the waste is classified as hazardous waste.

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