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					- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Animal Science
IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List): Citric Acid ----------------------------------------------------------The information contained herein is based on data Considered accurate: however, no warranty either expressed or implied of any nature with respect to the product or the data is made. ----------------------------------------------------------Section I ----------------------------------------------------------Manufacturer's Name ANIMAL SCIENCE PRODUCTS Address (Number, Street, City, and ZIP Code) FM 1275 SOUTH, NACOGDOCHES, TX, 75963-1408 P.O. DRAWER 631408 Emergency Telephone Number: 1-800-424-9300 CHEMTREC Telephone Number for Information: 1-800-657-2324 ANIMAL SCIENCE PRODUCTS Date Prepared: 04/13/94 Signature of Preparer (optional) ----------------------------------------------------------Section II-Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information ----------------------------------------------------------Hazardous OSHA ACGIH Other limits %(optional) Components (Specific PEL TLV Recommended Chemical Identity; Common Name(s) ----------------------------------------------------------Citric Acid Anhydrous (total dust) PEL/TWA - 8 Hr 15 gm/m(3) 86/87 - ACGIH 100% (respirable dust) OSHA PEL/TWA - 8 Hr 10 mg/m(3) ----------------------------------------------------------Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics ----------------------------------------------------------Boiling Point: NA Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.): NA Vapor Density (AIR = 1): NA Solubility in water: At 77 deg 162 g/100 ml Appearance and Odor: Colorless crystals, granules, or white powder; odorless, strong acid taste Melting Point: 307 deg F Specific Gravity (H20 = 1): NA Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1): NA ----------------------------------------------------------Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data ----------------------------------------------------------Flash Point (Method Used): Flammable Limits: NA LEL: NA LEL: NA Extinguishing Media: Water fog, carbon dioxide, or dry chemical Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters should wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with full face piece operated in pressure-demand or other positive pressure mode. Unusual Fire Fighting and Explosion Hazards: The dust of citric acid anhydrous and monohydrate can be explosive under some conditions, in air. Where dust concentrations exist sources of ignition should be eliminated. Section V - Reactivity Data Stability Unstable Stable XXX Conditions to Avoid: Compatibility (Materials to Avoid): Alkalies, strong oxidizing agents. Aqueous reaction with strong caustic can create heat (strong exotherm) Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts: Under combustion conditions carbon dioxide and/or carbon monoxide are evolved.

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Hazardous Polymerization May Occur Will Not Occur XXX Conditions to Avoid: ----------------------------------------------------------Section VI - Health Hazard Data ----------------------------------------------------------Route(s) of Entry: Inhalation? Yes Skin? Yes Ingestion? Yes Eyes? Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic): Eyes: Can cause irritation. Severe irritation of the eye indicated in rabbit eye testing. Skin: May cause irritation: Inhalation of dust may cause irritation of nasal and respiratory passages. Ingestion: In excess can cause gastrointestinal irritation. Oral LD (50) (mouse)-504 mg/kg (3) (rat) 11700mg/kg. Carcinogenicity: None NTP? IARC Monographs? OSHA Regulated? Signs of Symptoms of Exposure: Burning eyes, skin, mouth, or mucous membranes. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Not determined. Emergency and First Aid Procedures: Eye Contact: Flush with water for 15 minutes while holding eyelids open. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Skin Contact: Flush with water and remove contaminated clothing and shoes, follow by washing with soap and water. Do not reuse clothing or shoes until cleaned. If irritation persists, get medical attention. Inhalation: Move to fresh air, consult with a physician if irritation persists. Ingestion: Drink plenty of water and get medical attention. ----------------------------------------------------------Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use ----------------------------------------------------------Steps to Be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Vacuum or sweep up and shovel into containers. Workers should wear the protective gloves, goggles and bodycovering clothing. Residual material may be wetted, neutralized with soda ash or Sodium Bicarbonate, diluted with water, and wet vacuumed into containers for disposal. Keep out of natural waterways. Waste Disposal Method: Subject to approval by federal, state, and local authorities unrecoverable product, dissolved in water, neutralized, and diluted by further addition of water may be washed to the sewer. With regard to citrate's effect on sewage treatment, citrate has been shown to be highly degradable, in laboratory-activated sludge systems. (0(2) consumptions, 98% of theoretical) and in trickling filters. Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing : Store in closed containers to prevent dusting. No open flames, sparks, or other sources of ignition where dusty atmospheric conditions may exist. Other Precautions: None specified. ----------------------------------------------------------Section VIll - Control Measures ----------------------------------------------------------Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): If needed use a NIOSH/MSHA jointly a roved dust respirator. Ventilation Local Exhaust: As needed to maintain exposure level below PEL/TLV for nuisance dust. Mechanical (General): See local exhaust Special: Other:

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Protective Gloves: Rubber or vinyl Eye Protection: Goggles or face shield for handling solutions; safety glasses for dusty conditions. Other Clothing or Equipment: Safety shower, eye bath and washing facilities should be available. Work/Hygienic Practices: Follow standard good manufacturing and industrial hygiene practices. ----------------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER OF EXPRESSED AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES: although preparer and owner have taken reasonable care in the preparation of this document, we extend no warranties and make no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein, and assume no responsibility regarding the suitability of this information for the user's intended purposes or for the consequences of its use. Each user should make a determination as to the suitability of the information for their particular purpose(s). A request has been made to the manufacturer to approve the contents of this material safety data sheet. Upon receipt of any changes a new MSDS will be made available. ----------------------------------------------------------COMPAS Code: 46520020

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