BENTONITE

ICSC: 0384

Wilkinite
ICSC # 0384
CAS # 1302-78-9
RTECS # CT9450000
July 04, 1997 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!
•INHALATION Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist.
•SKIN Protective gloves.
•EYES Safety spectacles.
•INGESTION

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.
ICSC: 0384 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.

BENTONITE

ICSC: 0384

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS GRANULES OR POWDER IN VARIABLE COLOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a weak base in suspension in water.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.

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

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the lungs , resulting in silicosis due to the presence of crystalline silica (see ICSC 0808).

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Relative density (water = 1): 2.5 Solubility in water: none

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S

Bentonites are aluminate silicate and can contain crystalline silica. The content varies widely from less than 1% to about 24%.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ICSC: 0384 BENTONITE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
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