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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures

First aid personnel should pay attention to their own safety. If the patient is likely to become unconscious, place and transport in stable sideways position (recovery position). Immediately remove contaminated clothing.

If inhaled:

Keep patient calm, remove to fresh air, seek medical attention. Immediately administer a corticosteroid from a controlled/metered dose inhaler.

On skin contact:

Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Thaw out frostbites under cold liquid or water, do not rub affected parts of the body, apply sterile dressings, consult a skin specialist.

On contact with eyes:

Immediately wash affected eyes for at least 15 minutes under running water with eyelids held open, consult an eye specialist.

On ingestion:

Immediately rinse mouth and then drink 200-300 ml of water, seek medical attention.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed:

Hazards: Symptoms can appear later.

Symptoms: Overexposure may cause: vomiting, convulsions, death, nausea, headache

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:

Treatment: Treat according to symptoms (decontamination, vital functions), no known specific

antidote, administer corticosteroid dose aerosol to prevent pulmonary odema.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:

water spray, dry powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture:

Vapours may form explosive mixture with air.

Advice for fire-fighters:

Special protective equipment:

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and chemical-protective clothing.

Further information:

Dispose of fire debris and contaminated extinguishing water in accordance with official regulations.

Cool endangered containers with water-spray.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:

Breathing protection required. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing. Avoid skin contact with leaking liquid (danger of frostbite!).

Environmental precautions:

Discharge into the environment must be avoided. Suppress gases/vapours/mists with water spray

jet. Retain and dispose of contaminated wash water.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:

Suppress gases/vapours/mists with water spray jet. Dilute with plenty of water.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:

Ensure thorough ventilation of stores and work areas. Protect against moisture. Handle under dry inert gas. Protect against heat. Keep away from sources

of ignition - No smoking. Refill and handle product only in closed system.

Protection against fire and explosion:

Prevent electrostatic charge - sources of ignition should be kept well clear - fire extinguishers should be kept handy. Vapours may form explosive mixture

with air. Use non-sparking tools.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:

Further information on storage conditions: Keep container tightly closed and dry; store in a cool

place. Protect against heat.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Disposal considerations