International Chemical Safety Cards

STRONTIUM ICSC: 1534
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Sr
Atomic mass: 87.6
(powder)
ICSC #    1534
CAS #     7440-24-6
RTECS # WK7700000
October 28, 2004 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but forms flammable gas on contact with water or damp air.
NO contact with water.
NO water. Dry sand, special powder.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.

 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.
Dry. Keep under inert gas. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1534 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

STRONTIUM ICSC: 1534
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
SILVERY, WHITE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with water forming flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC0001).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb, value not established but data is available; (DFG 2004).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 1384C
Melting point: 757C
Density: 2.64
g/cm
Solubility in water: reaction
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain.
N O T E S
Reacts violently with fire extinguishing agents such as water. The recommendations on this Card DO NOT APPLY to radioactive strontium.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1534 STRONTIUM
(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.