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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air.
Keep patient warm and at rest.
Keep respiratory tract clear.
If breathing has stopped, apply artificial respiration.
Get medical attention immediately.

Skin contact: Remove/Take of immediately all contaminated clothing.
Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 minutes.
If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

Eye contact: Hold eyelids apart and flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Get medical attention.

Ingestion: If conscious, make the victim drink the following:
Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water.
Get medical attention immediately.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN
Symptoms: Irritant effects
Carcinogenic effects

Fire-fighting measures

FLAMMABLE PROPERTIES

Flash point: None

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND PRECAUTIONS FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Suitable extinguishing media: All conventional media are suitable.

Hazardous decomposition: Type: Hazardous combustion products
Hydrogen bromide
Bromine
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Carbon monoxide

Further information: In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Wear personal protective equipment.

Specific hazards during fire fighting: Container may explode if heated.
Keep containers and surroundings cool with water spray.
Burning produces noxious and toxic fumes.
Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating gases and vapours.
The product is not flammable.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: For personal protection see section Exposure controls/personal protection.

Environmental precautions: Avoid release to the environment.

Additional advice: Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.
Contain spill.
Use personal protective equipment.
Soak up with inert absorbent material.
Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.
Keep in properly labelled containers.
Clean contaminated surface thoroughly.
Flush with water.
Dispose of rinse water as waste water.

Handling and storage

HANDLING
Advice on safe handling: Use personal protective equipment as required.
Use only in well-ventilated areas.
Avoid repeated exposure.
Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.
Avoid prolonged contact.
Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.
Do not swallow.

STORAGE
Requirements for storage areas and containers: Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.
Isolate from incompatible materials.
Keep away from direct sunlight.
Keep container tightly closed.
Protect containers against damage.

Other data: Stable under normal conditions.
Description of the packaging/container for the substance: Drums, Isocontainers

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
1605
Proper shipping name and description:
ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE
Chemical name:
1,2-dibromoethane
Language:
English
Class:
6:1
Classification code:
T1
Packaging group:
I
Labels:
6.1
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
1605
Proper shipping name and description:
ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE
Class:
6.1
Packaging group:
I
EmS code:
EmS Number 1: F-A
EmS Number 2: S-A
Labels:
6.1
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
1605
Class:
6.1
Remarks
Not permitted for transport

Additional transport information

Additional transport information
ADR and RID Hazard Identification No.: 66

Exposure controls / personal protection

1,2-dibromethane (106-93-4) TWA; GB EH40 2005-04-06:
0.5 ppm 3.9 mg/m^3
Sk: Can be absorbed through skin. The assigned substances are those for which there are concerns that dermal absorption
will lead to systemic toxicity.
Carc: Capable of causing cancer and/or heritable genetic damage. The identified substances include those which: - are assigned the risk phrases 'R45: May cause cancer'; 'R46: may cause heritable genetic damage'; 'R49: May cause cancer by inhalation' or - a substance or process listed in Schedule 1 of COSHH.
2: Where no specific short-term exposure limit is listed, a figure three times the long-term exposure should be used

ENGINEERING MEASURES
Engineering measures: Adequate general ventilation is recommended when handling to control airborne levels.
Use local ventilation to keep levels below established threshold values.
Do not use in areas without adequate ventilation.
Use mechanical ventilation for general area control

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Eye protection: Safety goggles
Hand protection: Viton (R) Gloves
Skin and body protection: For personal hygiene purposes, use adequate clothing to prevent skin contact.
To protect against splashes from pouring:
Apron
Boots of Viton (R) Butyl rubber
Respiratory protection: Respirator with a vapour filter (EN 141)
Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133)
Hygiene measures: Wash thoroughly after handling.
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid : Extreme heat
Exposure to light.

Materials to avoid : Strong oxidizing agents
Alkali metals
Incompatible with containers or equipment made of aluminum, magnesium or their alloys.
Polyvinylchloride
Polypropylene
Natural Rubber

Hazardous decomposition: Type: Hazardous combustion products
Hydrogen bromide
Bromine
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Carbon monoxide

Hazardous reactions : Type: polymerisation
Will not occur.

Note : Stable under normal conditions.

Disposal considerations

Further information : Dispose of waste material in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
Dispose of wastes in an approved waste disposal facility.