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Cotton dust (raw)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Raw cotton dust
CAS No.
RTECS No.
GN2275000
DOT ID & Guide
1365 133 (cotton)
 
Conversion
IDLH
100 mg/m3
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
TWA <0.200 mg/m3 See Appendix C
[Z-1-A & 1910.1043] See Appendix C
Measurement Methods

OSHA [1910.1043]
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless, odorless solid
MW:
?
BP:
Decomposes
MLT: Decomposes
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
0 mmHg (approx)
IP:
NA
Sp.Gr:
?
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation
Symptoms
Byssinosis: chest tightness, cough, wheezing, dyspnea (breathing difficulty); decreased forced expiratory volume; bronchitis; malaise (vague feeling of discomfort); fever, chills, upper resp symptoms after initial exposure
Target Organs
cardiovascular system, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)


Breathing: Fresh air
Respirator Recommendations

(See Appendix E)

NIOSH

Up to 1 mg/m3:
(APF = 5) Any quarter-mask respirator.
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Up to 2 mg/m3:
(APF = 10) Any particulate respirator equipped with an N95, R95, or P95 filter (including N95, R95, and P95 filtering facepieces) except quarter-mask respirators. The following filters may also be used: N99, R99, P99, N100, R100, P100.
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(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator

Up to 5 mg/m3:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter.

Up to 10 mg/m3:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and a high-efficiency particulate filter
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 100 mg/m3:
(APF = 1000) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0058
 
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