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									MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
SECTION I - PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Names and Synonyms Chemical Names and Synonyms Chemical Family

Phosphorous, Amorphous, Red Phosphorous, Amorphous, Red Metal SECTION I I - INGREDIENTS

Ingredient

Phosphorous

C.A.S. Number 7723-14-0

% W/W Min 99.00 Max 99.90

Exposure Limit 0.1 mg/m3

LD50 oral, rat 100 mg/kg

SECTION I I I - PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point ( deg C ) Vapour Pressure ( mm Hg ) Vapour Density ( Air=1 ) Solubility in Water Appearance Odour Form WHMIS Classification NP NP NP Nil Reddish Brown Powder None Solid Spec Gravity % Volatile (by volume ) Evaporation Rate ( Ether = 1 ) pH
Melting Point ( deg C )

NP NP NP 590

B4
Shipping Name: UN Number: Class / Division: Packing Group:

TDG Information

NP - Not Pertinent: U - Unknown:

Phosphorous, Amorphous UN 1338 4.1 (9.2) III

SECTION IV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
Flash Point ( deg C ) and Method Flammable Limits in Air ( Vol % ) Upper: Lower: Means of Extinction:

DUST MAY GENERATE A FIRE

NP NP

Class D - Dry Chemical, or Dry Sand

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SECTION V - HEALTH HAZARD AND FIRST AID DATA
EFFECTS:

Metallic taste, abdominal cramps,frequent headaches. Give water or milk. If conscious, induce vomiting. Seek medical aid. Irritation of the eyes. Ocular damage. Flush with cool water for 15 minutes and seek immediate medical aid. Dermatitis. Severe burns that turn grayish white. Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area with soap and water. NP Fumes from welding, dust from grinding can in excess cause "Metal Fume Fever". Remove the victim and get medical aid.

Ingestion
FIRST AID:

EFFECTS:

Eye Contact
FIRST AID:

EFFECTS:

Skin Contact
FIRST AID:

Skin Absorption

Inhalation Effects of Acute Exposure Effects of Chronic Exposure
Carcinogenicity: Mutagenicity:

IARC ( No )
Teratogenicity: Reproductive Effects:

SECTION V I - REACTIVITY DATA
Stability: Incompatible Materials Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hazardous Polymerization:

Stable - Yes
Water: Corrosive: Other:

Conditions to Avoid: No No Yes

Avoid air - spontaneous combusts
Acid: No Alkali: No Oxidizers: Reducers: Yes No

None
May Occur May not Occur NO X Conditions to Avoid:

NP

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SECTION V I I - PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:

If dust, wear personal protection and use a vacuum. Return to process. Use methods wich avoid dust generation and use of water. Dispose of in accordance with appropriate federal, and local regulations. Wear approved fume / dust respirator if exposure limit at or near exposure limit. Use to maintain ambient levels below permissible exposure limits (PEL). SCBA required when levels are unknown.

Waste Disposal Method: Respiratory Protection:

Local Exhaust: Engineering Controls Mechanical ( General ):

Special:

Other:

Protective Gloves:

Cotton or other cloth glove.

Eye Protection:

Safety glasses, goggles, face shield if molten.

Other Protective Equipment: ::

SECTION V I I I - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storing:

The scrap metal itself presents no health hazard unless it is welded, burned, ground, or cut. Possible fumes.may be generated. Should have complete medical evaluation done. Special Precautions and Waste Disposal Methods: Do not dispose of into municipal garbage. Do not dispose of into sewers or any body of water. Do not dispose of in a landfill site. Follow local or Federal guidelines for disposal. Take to a recycle or scrap dealer, or secondary smelter. SECTION IX - PREPARATION INFORMATION
Prepared By: Health, Safety and Environmental Department

8271 rue Lafrenaie ● St. Leonard, Quebec ● H1P 2B1 (514) 327-2011 Toll Free (800) 363-7110 Fax (514) 327-7810 After-Hours Emergency Contact Number: 1 (613) 966-6666
Date:

20-Sep-2005

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