International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM SELENITE ICSC: 0698
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Disodium selenite
Selenious acid, disodium salt
Disodium selenium trioxide
Na2SeO3
Molecular mass: 172.9
6 Poison placard ICSC #    0698
CAS #     10102-18-8
RTECS # VS7350000
UN #        2630
EC #         034-003-00-3
November 27, 1998 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible under specific conditions. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, carbon dioxide, dry sand, special powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Abdominal cramps. Cough. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting. Hair loss.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles , face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal cramps. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from strong acids, food and feedstuffs . Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
T+ symbol
N symbol
R: 23-28-31-43-51/53
S: 1/2-28-36/37-45-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0698 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

SODIUM SELENITE ICSC: 0698
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On contact with hot surfaces or flames this substance decomposes forming toxic gases. The solution in water is a weak base. Reacts with strong acids causing toxic hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Se) 0.2 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) 0.05 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: II(4); Carcinogen category: 3B; Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2006).


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the liver, heart, nervous system and gastrointestinal tract. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, bone and blood. See Notes.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 320C
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 85
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in plants and in fish. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Do NOT take working clothes home. Also consult ICSC 0072 (Selenium). Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-I
Card has been partially updated in August 2007: see Storage, Occupational Exposure Limits, Environmental Data.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0698 SODIUM SELENITE
(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.