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					- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Life Science
IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List): Feca-Dry ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION I ----------------------------------------------------------MANUFACTURER'S NAME: LIFE SCIENCE PRODUCTS P.O. BOX 8098 ST. JOSEPH, MO 64508 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-553-4550 TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR INFORMATION: 402-453-6970 DATE PREPARED: September 29, 1988 ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTITY INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------Hazardous Components OSHA ACGIH % (Specific Chemical Identity; PEL TLV (optional) Common Name(s)) ----------------------------------------------------------Sodium Nitrate 15 mg/m3 CAS No.: 7631-99-4 Other Limits Recommended: 2 mg/m3 (BASF) ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION III - PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS ----------------------------------------------------------BOILING POINT: Decomposes above 716 degrees VAPOR PRESSURE (mm Hg.): Nil VAPOR DENSITY (AIR = 1): Nil SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H2O = 1): 2.26 MELTING POINT: 586 deg F EVAPORATION RATE (Butyl Acetate = 1): 0 SOLUBILITY IN WATER: 82 g/100 ml. APPEARANCE AND ODOR: White to light yellow crystalline powder. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------FLASH POINT (Method Used): Nonflammable FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Not applicable LEL: N/A UEL: N/A EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Flood with water, or use appropriate medium for extinguishing surrounding fire. SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Use water spray to cool nearby containers and structures exposed to fire. UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: This substance is a strong oxidizer and its heat of reaction may cause ignition. This material is explosive with shock, heat or friction. Sodium Nitrate decomposes explosively when heated over 1000 deg F. May fuse or melt in large fires and using water to extinguish may result in scattering of molten materials. Do not apply water to molten salt baths. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION V - REACTIVITY DATA ----------------------------------------------------------STABILITY: Stable CONDITIONS TO AVOID: None INCOMPATIBILITY (Materials to Avoid): Acids, oxidizable material may cause explosion. HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION OR BYPRODUCTS: Oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will Not Occur CONDITIONS TO AVOID: None known. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VI - HEALTH HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------ROUTE(S) OF ENTRY: INHALATION? Yes SKIN? Yes INGESTION? Only if intentional.

HEALTH HAZARDS (Acute and Chronic): Breathing dust may irritate respiratory system, causing coughing, chest discomfort, headache, dizziness, & shortness of breath. Eye contact may irritate eyes, causing redness, itching, and pain. Skin contact may cause irritation, redness, itching and pain. Ingestion may cause gastro enteritis and abdominal pain. Repeated ingestion of large amounts may cause cyanosis, convulsions, paralysis or coma. Rare cases of conversion to more toxic nitrites have occurred, mostly in infants. CARCINOGENICITY: Not considered to be a carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. NTP? IARC MONOGRAPHS? OSHA REGULATED? SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE: Prolonged exposure to Sodium Nitrate causes blood disorders in infants. Sodium Nitrate is reported to be mutagenic in laboratory studies. (Olin Corporation) MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Individuals with a history of kidney or lung disease may be more susceptible to the effects of this substance. EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES: SKIN CONTACT: Flush with running water for 15 minutes. EYE CONTACT: Flush with running water 15 minutes. Obtain prompt medical attention for skin and eye contact. INGESTION: If conscious, induce vomiting. Obtain immediate medical attention. Do not give anything to an unconscious or convulsing person. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VII - PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE ----------------------------------------------------------STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: Wear protective equipment, including rubber boots, gloves, apron, and a self-contained breathing apparatus or a supplied-air respirator. For small spills a full facepiece air-purifying cartridge respirator with particulate filters may be satisfactory. Always wear eye protection. WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Dispose of in DPT-approved waste containers. Be sure to comply with all applicable Federal, State and local waste disposal regulations. Keep out of sewers, storm drains, surface waters and soil. PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORING: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area, away from all other chemicals and potential sources of contamination. Keep container tightly closed. Protect from physical damage. Do not use pressure to empty container. Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep out of eyes, off skin and clothing. OTHER PRECAUTIONS: ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VIII - CONTROL MEASURES ----------------------------------------------------------RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (Specify Type): Use NIOSH-approved respirator VENTILATION: LOCAL EXHAUST: Local mechanical exhaust ventilation capable of maintaining dust emissions at the point of use below the PEL. MECHANICAL (General): SPECIAL: OTHER: PROTECTIVE GLOVES: As needed. EYE PROTECTION: Wear chemical goggles. OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: Rubber boots, gloves, and aprons as necessary. WORK/HYGIENIC PRACTICES: Use good hygienic work practices at all times. ----------------------------------------------------------APPROVED BY: Jennifer Fowler REPRESENTING: Life Science Products DATE: 03/04/96 COMPAS Code: 62300031

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