International Chemical Safety Cards

LEAD(II) OXIDE ICSC: 0288
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Lead monoxide
Plumbous oxide
Lead protoxide
Litharge
PbO
Molecular mass: 223.2
6 Poison placard ICSC #    0288
CAS #     1317-36-8
RTECS # OG1750000
UN #        3288
EC #         082-001-00-6 (lead compounds)
August 10, 2002 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

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


EXPOSURE See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.
AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN! PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.)
Separated from food and feedstuffs and incompatible materials . See Chemical Dangers.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: A; Note: E
T symbol
N symbol
R: 61-20/22-33-50/53-62
S: 53-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0288 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

LEAD(II) OXIDE ICSC: 0288
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
RED TO YELLOW CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with aluminium powder. On heating, toxic fumes are formed.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: as Pb 0.05 mg/m as TWA; A3; BEI issued (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: as Pb (Inhalable fraction)
Carcinogen category: 2 Germ cell mutagen group: 3A
(DFG 2006).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the blood , bone marrow , central nervous system , peripheral nervous system and kidneys , resulting in anaemia, encephalopathy (e.g., convulsions), peripheral nerve disease, abdominal cramps and kidney impairment. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans. Causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 1470C
Melting point: 888C
Density: 9.5
g/cm
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in plants and in mammals. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home. See ICSC 0052 Lead. Card has been partly updated in October 2006. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Effects of Long-Term Exposure, Ingestion First Aid.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0288 LEAD(II) OXIDE
(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.