International Chemical Safety Cards

CROCIDOLITE ICSC: 1314
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Riebeckite asbestos
Blue asbestos
Na2 Fe+3 Fe+2 Si8 O22 (OH)2
Molecular mass: 765.98
9 U.S. Miscellaneous placard ICSC #    1314
CAS #     12001-28-4
RTECS # CI6479000
UN #        2212
EC #         650-013-00-6
November 27, 1998 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

 •INHALATION Cough.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.

 •SKIN Dry skin. Corns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.

 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Well closed.

Note: E
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R: 45-48/23
S: 53-45
UN Hazard Class: 9
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1314 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

CROCIDOLITE ICSC: 1314
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
FIBRES.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (For fibres longer than 5 um with an aspect ratio equal to or greater than: 3:1 as determined by the membrane filter method at 400-450X magnefication (4-mm objective) phase contrast elimination) 0.1 fibre/cc as TWA; A1; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 1;
(DFG 2004).
EU OEL: 0.1 fibres/cc (EU 2003).


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.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the skin , the eyes , the respiratory tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to fibres , resulting in fibrosis. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes below melting point at 1200C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.3-3.4
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Smoking greatly enhances the risk of lung cancer. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-90S2212
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1314 CROCIDOLITE
(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.