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Grain dust (oat, wheat, barley)

Synonyms & Trade Names
None [Note: Grain dust consists of 60-75% organic materials (cereal grains) and 25-40% inorganic materials (soil), and includes fertilizers, pesticides, and microorganisms.]
CAS No.
RTECS No.
MD7900000
DOT ID & Guide
 
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 4 mg/m3
OSHA PEL
: TWA 10 mg/m3
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 0500
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Mixture of grain and all the other substances associated with its cultivation & harvesting.
Properties depend upon the specific component of the grain dust.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
None reported
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, upper respiratory system; cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), wheezing, asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; conjunctivitis, dermatitis, rhinitis, grain fever
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately

Breathing: Fresh air
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION
 
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