International Chemical Safety Cards

QUARTZ ICSC: 0808
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Crystalline silica, quartz
Crystalline silicon dioxide, quartz
Silicic anhydride
SiO2
Molecular mass: 60.1
ICSC #    0808
CAS #     14808-60-7
RTECS # VV7330000
May 06, 2010 Validated
Ju, 010 IPCS checked incl GHS
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! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Avoid inhalation of dust. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.


Signal: Danger
Health haz
May cause cancer if inhaled
Causes damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0808 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

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS , WHITE CRYSTALS

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CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.025 mg/m³
(Respirable fraction);
A2 (suspected human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2010).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 1
(DFG 2009).
OSHA PEL:See Appendix C (Mineral Dusts)
NIOSH REL: Ca TWA 0.05 mg/m3 See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 25 mg/m3 (cristobalite, tridymite); 50 mg/m3 (quartz, tripoli) See: 14808607


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the lungs , resulting in fibrosis (silicosis). This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 2230°C
Melting point: 1610°C
Relative density (water = 1): 2.6
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
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N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Do NOT take working clothes home.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0808 QUARTZ
(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.