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Copper Gluconate, Safety Rules

I have some additional information that may appear slightly different from the other safety data on the previous page. It is not that any of the information is incorrect or misleading, but that there are differing ways of expressing the data in different jurisdictions.

Copper Gluconate is a relatively poisonous comodity and I therefore include the following data for completeness sake.

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
produced by... RHÔNE-POULENC CHEMICALS LTD

SERIAL:267 VERSION:1
FOR THE HANDLING OF MATERIAL IN BULK

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER... 081 593 3541
PRODUCT... COPPER GLUCONATE
SPECIFIC RISKS... HARMFUL
CAS NO. 527-09-3

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES... Fine greenish-blue powder; solubility - in water at 20°C = 10%, in solvents - insoluble in acetone, ethanol, methanal; apparent density 0.5 g/cm3; no known dangerous reactons with the usual products.

TRANSPORT INFORMATION... U.K. - Not restricted.

CLASSIFICATION FOR SUPPLY (CLASSIFICATION, PACKAGING AND LABELLING OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES REGULATIONS 1984)
CLASSIFICATION
RISK PHRASES
SAFETY PHRASES
Harmful
Harmful if swallowed.
Do not breathe dust

HANDLING... Work with chemicals should be carried out to high standards of housekeeping and personal hygiene.

Unless this material can be processed under conditions providing complete containment, it should be handled with effective local exhaust ventilation. Where this is not possible, protective clothing and approved respiratory protection (BS2091/B) should be used, but only as a last resort.

For handling operations involving a risk of exposure to dust, goggles (BS 2092/D) and approved respiratory protection (BS 2091/B) should be worn.

Avoid skin contact and breathing of dust.

The dust may be EXPLOSIVE if mixed with air in critical proportions and in the presence of a source of ignition.

EXPOSURE LIMITS... Occupational exposure standards (EH/40)
For copper
Long-term exposure limit (8-hour TWA reference period) - 1 mg/m3.
Short-term exposure limit (10-minute reference period) - 2 mg/m3.
PERSONAL PROTECTION... Workers should wear rubber footwear, overalls and PVC gloves... See also 'HANDLING'.

HEALTH HAZARDS... Acute toxicity : LD50 oral/rat = 1710 mg/kg.

EMERGENCY ACTION
FIRST AID
CONTAMINATION - Always seek medical advice in cases of serious personal contamination.
EYES- Irrigate with clean water for at least 15 minutes.
Get medical help.
SKIN- Flood exposed skin with water. Remove contaminated clothing then wash skin with soap and water.
IF SWALLOWED- If patient is conscious wash out mouth. If breathing stops start artificial respiration. Keep patient warm, comfortable at rest. Get medical help.
IF INHALED- Remove from exposure. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If heartbeat absent give external cardiac compression. Administer oxygen by facemask.

Refer to hospital or doctor.

NEVER attempt to give anything to a semi-conscious or unconscious person.

IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ADVICE To be administered by qualified medical personnel. No specific antidote. Symptomatic measures. Supportive measures.

FURTHER MEDICAL ADVICE Telephone Rhône-Poulenc Ltd., 081-592-3060. During office hours ask for Occupational Health Department. At other times the Duty Security Officer will find a respondent.

Doctors may obtain information and advice from the nearest Poisons Information Centre.

SPILLAGEfor small amounts - Avoid breathing dust and other personal contact. Wear gloves. Using a suitable vacuum cleaner, preferably, vacuum up the material, or cover with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, earth, vermiculite, etc. ) carefully sweep up and place in a labelled receptacle for safe disposal.

for large amounts - Eliminate all sources of ignition.
No smoking.

Keep people away and upwind.

A void contact with eyes, skin and clothing, wear overalls, rubber boots, gloves and goggles or face shield.

If contamination of drains, streams, watercourses, etc., is unavaidable, warn the Local Water Authority immediately.

Contain by surrounding and covering with inert absorbent material (sand, earth, vermiculite, etc.).

Sweep up carefully and shoval sweepings into marked open-head container.

Spread more inert absorbent materials over the entire spill area, sweep up and shoval sweepings into the marked container ("dry sweeping" process).

Repeat the "dry sweeping" process at least twice more.

Finally wash contaminated area with detergent and water. Absorb as much as possible into inert materials, sweep up and add sweepings into the marked container.

Place marked container in a safe open area to await disposal.

DISPOSAL a. Waste Regulations Authorities may accept the sweepings, or

b. arrange disposal by a licensed contractor, or

c. dispose of safaly, and in accordance with the Control of Pollution Act 1974, and regulations made thereunder.

FIRE Combustible and may give rise to dangerous fumes.

Use CO2, water spray, powder.

Firefighters should wear protective clothing and breathing apparatus for fires involving large amounts of thisproduct.

If contamination of drains or watercourses is unavaidable, warn the local Water Authority immediately.

STORAGE Keep protected against humidity, air and light.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Packaging materials : recommended : cardboard drums and polyethylene bags.

RELEVANT LEGISLATION Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Dangerous Substances Regulations 1984.

Control of Pollution Act 1974.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS IN CASE OF WASTE PRODUCTS Do not dump into the environment.
Incineration of soiled product.
Incineration of contaminated packaging.

23.7.1990 seria1 No. 0000267\FC \ CHA/EBH/7/90

I neither endorse nor condem this product. The information as published here is a matter of public record. The information is placed here for the education of those that wish to read it.

BEFORE you obtain or use the material concerned, please ascertain the legality of doing so in your location as the product may or may not be approved in your geographic State or Country.

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