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    SAFETY DATA SHEETS

    According to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - Sixth revised edition

    Version: 1.0

    Creation Date: Aug 13, 2017

    Revision Date: Aug 13, 2017

    1.Identification

    1.1 GHS Product identifier

    Product name calcium carbonate

    1.2 Other means of identification

    Product number -
    Other names Calcium carbonate

    1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

    Identified uses For industry use only. Processing Aids and Additives
    Uses advised against no data available

    1.4 Supplier's details

    Company Echemi.com
    Address Echemi.com
    Telephone Echemi.com
    Fax Echemi.com

    1.5 Emergency phone number

    Emergency phone number Echemi.com
    Service hours Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

    2.Hazard identification

    2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

    Not classified.

    2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

    Pictogram(s) No symbol.
    Signal word

    No signal word.

    Hazard statement(s)

    none

    Precautionary statement(s)
    Prevention

    none

    Response

    none

    Storage

    none

    Disposal

    none

    2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification

    none

    3.Composition/information on ingredients

    3.1 Substances

    Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number Concentration
    calcium carbonate calcium carbonate 471-34-1 none 100%

    4.First-aid measures

    4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

    General advice

    Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

    If inhaled

    Fresh air.

    In case of skin contact

    Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.

    In case of eye contact

    Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).

    If swallowed

    Rinse mouth.

    4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

    Exposure Routes: inhalation, skin and/or eye contact Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; cough Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system (NIOSH, 2016)

    Exposure Routes: inhalation, skin and/or eye contact Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; cough, sneezing, rhinorrhea (discharge of thin mucus); lacrimation (discharge of tears) Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system (NIOSH, 2016)

    Exposure Routes: inhalation, skin and/or eye contact Symptoms: Irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane, upper respiratory system; cough, sneezing, rhinorrhea (discharge of thin mucus); lacrimation (discharge of tears) Target Organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system (NIOSH, 2016)

    4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

    A serum calcium concentration exceeding 2.6 mmol per liter (10.5 mg per 100 mL) is considered a hypercalcemic condition. Withholding additional administration of calcium and any other medications that may cause hypercalcemia usually resolves mild hypercalcemia in asymptomatic patients, when patient renal function is adequate. /Calcium supplements/

    5.Fire-fighting measures

    5.1 Extinguishing media

    Suitable extinguishing media

    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.

    5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

    no data available

    5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

    Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

    6.Accidental release measures

    6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

    Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust. For personal protection see section 8.

    6.2 Environmental precautions

    Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.

    6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

    Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers.

    7.Handling and storage

    7.1 Precautions for safe handling

    Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

    7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

    Separated from acids, aluminium, ammonium salts, fluorine and magnesium.Separated from acids, aluminium and ammonium salts.

    8.Exposure controls/personal protection

    8.1 Control parameters

    Occupational Exposure limit values

    Recommended Exposure Limit: 10 Hour Time-Weighted Average: 10 mg/cu m (total); 5 mg/cu m (respirable fraction).

    Biological limit values

    no data available

    8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

    Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

    8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

    Eye/face protection

    Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

    Skin protection

    Wear impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace. Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique(without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

    Respiratory protection

    Wear dust mask when handling large quantities.

    Thermal hazards

    no data available

    9.Physical and chemical properties

    Physical state white or colourless crystals or white powder or chunks
    Colour White hexagonal crystals or powder (Calcite); white orthrombic crystals or powder (Argonite); colorless hexagonal crystals (vaterite)
    Odour Odorless
    Melting point/ freezing point 825ºC
    Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range 333.6ºC at 760mmHg
    Flammability Noncombustible SolidNot combustible.
    Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit no data available
    Flash point 197ºC
    Auto-ignition temperature no data available
    Decomposition temperature 825°C
    pH pH = 8 to 9
    Kinematic viscosity no data available
    Solubility In water:Insoluble
    Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (log value) no data available
    Vapour pressure 0 mm Hg (approx) (NIOSH, 2016)
    Density and/or relative density 2.93g/mLat 25°C(lit.)
    Relative vapour density no data available
    Particle characteristics no data available

    10.Stability and reactivity

    10.1 Reactivity

    no data available

    10.2 Chemical stability

    Indefinite shelflife.

    10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

    Not combustible.CALCIUM CARBONATE is non-combustible. Decomposes at high temperature (825°C) to give gaseous carbon dioxide and calcium oxide (quicklime). Incompatible with acids, alum, ammonium salts, fluorine, magnesium. Reacts with acids and acidic salts to generate gaseous carbon dioxide with effervescence (bubbling). The reaction with concentrated solutions of acids is rapid and exothermic. The effervesence can create extensive foaming. Ignites on contact with fluorine.

    10.4 Conditions to avoid

    no data available

    10.5 Incompatible materials

    Calcium carbonate ... ignite and burn fiercely in contact with fluorine. /Fluorine: metal salts/

    10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

    When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating vapors.

    11.Toxicological information

    Acute toxicity

    • Oral: LD50 Mouse oral 6450 mg/kg bw
    • Inhalation: no data available
    • Dermal: no data available

    Skin corrosion/irritation

    no data available

    Serious eye damage/irritation

    no data available

    Respiratory or skin sensitization

    no data available

    Germ cell mutagenicity

    no data available

    Carcinogenicity

    no data available

    Reproductive toxicity

    no data available

    STOT-single exposure

    no data available

    STOT-repeated exposure

    no data available

    Aspiration hazard

    no data available

    12.Ecological information

    12.1 Toxicity

    • Toxicity to fish: no data available
    • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: no data available
    • Toxicity to algae: no data available
    • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available

    12.2 Persistence and degradability

    no data available

    12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

    no data available

    12.4 Mobility in soil

    no data available

    12.5 Other adverse effects

    no data available

    13.Disposal considerations

    13.1 Disposal methods

    Product

    The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

    Contaminated packaging

    Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

    14.Transport information

    14.1 UN Number

    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

    14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name

    ADR/RID: unknown
    IMDG: unknown
    IATA: unknown

    14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

    14.4 Packing group, if applicable

    ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

    14.5 Environmental hazards

    ADR/RID: no IMDG: no IATA: no

    14.6 Special precautions for user

    no data available

    14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

    no data available

    15.Regulatory information

    15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

    Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number
    calcium carbonate calcium carbonate 471-34-1 none
    European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.
    EC Inventory Listed.
    United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.
    China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Not Listed.
    New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.
    Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.
    Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.
    Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC) Listed.

    16.Other information

    Information on revision

    Creation Date Aug 13, 2017
    Revision Date Aug 13, 2017

    Abbreviations and acronyms

    • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
    • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
    • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
    • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
    • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
    • TWA: Time Weighted Average
    • STEL: Short term exposure limit
    • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
    • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
    • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%

    References

    • IPCS - The International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC), website: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/icsc/showcard.home
    • HSDB - Hazardous Substances Data Bank, website: https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/hsdb.htm
    • IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer, website: http://www.iarc.fr/
    • eChemPortal - The Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances by OECD, website: http://www.echemportal.org/echemportal/index?pageID=0&request_locale=en
    • CAMEO Chemicals, website: http://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/search/simple
    • ChemIDplus, website: http://chem.sis.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidlite.jsp
    • ERG - Emergency Response Guidebook by U.S. Department of Transportation, website: http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/library/erg
    • Germany GESTIS-database on hazard substance, website: http://www.dguv.de/ifa/gestis/gestis-stoffdatenbank/index-2.jsp
    • ECHA - European Chemicals Agency, website: https://echa.europa.eu/

    Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
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