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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of first aid measures
EYE CONTACT: Ensure that contact lenses are removed before rinsing eyes. Separate eyelids, wash the eyes thoroughly with water (15 min). Seek medical attention if irritation persists
INHALATION: Move person to fresh air. Seek medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT: Remove any contaminated clothing. Wash skin with water and soap immediately and rinse thoroughly. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Call for a doctor immediately.

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
Typical clinical manifestations of lead poisoning include weakness, irritability, asthenia, nausea, abdominal pain with constipation, and anaemia.

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatments needed
Symptoms of poisoning may occur after several hours; therefore medical observation for at least 48 hours after the accident is recommended. In case of ingestion, induced vomiting or application of laxatives may be appropriate; treat as for lead poisoning.

There needs to be regular blood monitoring to confirm exposure controls are adequate.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
CO2, powder or water spray. Fight larger fire with alcohol resistant foam. For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents: Water with full jet.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
May give off toxic fumes in a fire, including lead fumes.

Advice for fire fighters
Use respiratory protective equipment.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Avoid formation of dust. Wear suitable respiratory protective equipment. Keep away from ignition sources. See Section 8 for further details.

Environmental precautions
Do not allow to enter sewers / surface or ground water. In case of spillage to water course or public sewers inform responsible authorities.

Methods and materials for containment and clearing up
Arrange for recovery or disposal in suitable containers. Dispose contaminated material as hazardous waste. Ensure adequate ventilation.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Thorough dedusting. Ensure good ventilation/extraction at the workplace. Open and handle receptacle with care. May form an explosive dust/air mixture. Protect against electrostatic charges. Use only in explosion protected area. Keep ignition sources away - Do not smoke. Keep respiratory protective equipment available.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container closed. Store in dry condition. Keep receptacle tightly sealed.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN 2291
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T5
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
6.1, dead fish/dead tree
Special Provisions:
199, 274, 535

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN 2291
Shippingopen allclose all
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T5
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
6.1, dead fish/dead tree
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN 2291
Proper shipping name and description:
LEAD COMPOUNDS, SOLUBLE, N.O.S. (Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts)
Chemical name:
Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-A, S-A
Labels:
6.1, dead fish/dead tree
Remarks
Marine pollutant = true

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
UN 2291
Proper shipping name and description:
LEAD COMPOUNDS, SOLUBLE, N.O.S. (Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts)
Chemical name:
Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
III
Labels:
6.1
Remarksopen allclose all
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

OELs - Lead and inorganic compounds (as Pb):

EU 0.15 mg/m³
Austria 0.1 mg/m³
Belgium 0.15 mg/m³
Denmark 0.05 mg/m³
Finland 0.1 mg/m³
France 0.1 mg/m³
Germany (AGS) 0.1 mg/m³
Ireland 0.15 mg/m³
Italy 0.15 mg/m³
Latvia 0.005 mg/m³
Poland 0.05 mg/m³
Spain 0.15 mg/m³
Sweden 0.1 mg/m³
Switzerland 0.1 mg/m³
UK 0.15 mg/m³

Biological action levels, inorganic lead:
EU 70 µg/dL (Binding Limit Value)
Germany 40 µg/dL
10 µg/dL (for woman, age below 45 years) [Suspended]
France 40 µg/dL
30 µg/dL µg/dL (for woman of reproductive capacity)
Ireland 70 µg/dL
Spain 70 µg/dL
UK 60 µg/dL
30 µg/dL (for woman of reproductive capacity)

DNELs for workers:

Exposure pattern: Long-term - systemic effects
Route: Systemic (μg lead /dL blood)
DNEL: 40 μg/dL - Adult neurological function;
10 μg/dL - Developmental effect on foetus of pregnant women

Ecological toxicity values

The following Predicted No Effect Concentrations (PNECs) were used to determine the environmental risk:

Exposure pattern Route Descriptor PNEC
Long-term – chronic effects Freshwater PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 3.1 μg Pb/L (dissolved)
Long-term – chronic effects Marine PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 3.5 μg Pb/L (dissolved)
Long-term – chronic effects Freshwater Sediment PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 174.0 mg Pb/kg dw1 / 41.0 mg Pb/kg dw2
Long-term – chronic effects Marine Sediment PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 164.0 mg Pb/kg dw
Long-term – chronic effects Soil PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 212.0 mg Pb/kg dw
Long-term – chronic effects Sewage Treatment Plant PNEC (Predicted No Effect Concentration) 0.1 mg Pb/L
1: without bioavailability correction; 2: with bioavailability correction

Exposure controls

Organisational measures:

Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
Do not eat, drink, smoke or sniff whilst working.
Shower or take a bath at the end of work.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all contaminated clothing.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.

Respiratory protection:
Suitable respiratory protective device recommended.
In case of brief exposure or low pollution use dust mask or half mask with particle filter P2

Protection of hands: Protective gloves.
Material of gloves: Neoprene or Leather gloves

Eye protection: Safety glasses.

Skin protection: Protective work clothing.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
Not a reactive substance and no reactive hazards are expected.

Chemical stability
Expected to be stable under normal conditions of use.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
None expected.

Conditions to avoid
Avoid excessive exposure to heat.

Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous decomposition products
No decomposition if used as directed.

Disposal considerations

Dispose of in accordance with local regulations.