International Chemical Safety Cards

CERAMIC FIBRES (ALUMINOSILICATE) ICSC: 0123
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Refractory ceramic fibres
RCF
ICSC #    0123
EC #         650-017-00-8
March 25, 1999 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat. Wheezing.
Local exhaust or breathing protection. Avoid inhalation of dust .
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Itching.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.

 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).


Note: A, R
T symbol
R: 49-38
S: 53-45
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0123 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

CERAMIC FIBRES (ALUMINOSILICATE) ICSC: 0123
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS, FIBROUS SOLID. FORMS CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS ON HEATING OVER 1000C.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 1700-2040C
Density: 2.6-2.7 g/cm
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Crystalline materials produced from ceramic fibres when heated over 1000 C present a possibly increased risk to workers.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0123 CERAMIC FIBRES (ALUMINOSILICATE)
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.