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----------------------------------------------------------SECTION I - IDENTIFICATION ----------------------------------------------------------PRODUCT IDENTIFIER: 2300300 2300310 TRADE NAME: XRF-IIA PRODUCT USE: Rapid fixer for X-ray films, Part A. MANUFACTURER: CHRISTIE GROUP LTD 516 RUE DU PARC ST-EUSTACHE, PQ J7R 5B2 EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER: (514) 472-9120 PREPARED BY: TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT DEP. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION II - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS AND EXPOSURE LIMITS ----------------------------------------------------------INGREDIENT % ----------------------------------------------------------Ammonium thiosulfate 30-60 Sodium sulfite 5-10 Acetic acid 5-10 **Principal hazardous product(s). ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION III - HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------WHMIS STATUS: Controlled product ROUTE OF ENTRY: EYE: Causes irritation and burns. SKIN: Causes irritation. INGESTION: Causes gastrointestinal irritation. INHALATION: Inhalation of mist or dried residues can cause respiratory irritation. TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES COMPONENT: Ammonium thiosulfate Slightly toxic by ingestion ORAL LD50 (RAT): 2850 mg/kg Ammonium thiosulfate is a mild eye and skin irritant. Toxic effects described in animals from short exposures include nonspecific effects such as weight loss and irritation. COMPONENT: Acetic acid ACGIH THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE (TLV): 10 ppm OSHA PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LIMIT (PEL): 10 ppm This material is not considered to be carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), the International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC), or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. FIRST AID MEASURES: EYE: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician. SKIN: Flush skin with plenty of water. INGESTION: Give large amount of water if person is conscious. Call a physician. INHALATION: If overexposed, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If respiration is difficult, give oxygen and call a physician. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION IV - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS ----------------------------------------------------------PHYSICAL STATE: Liquid APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Light yellow with characteristic odor BOILING POINT: Not applicable VAPOR DENSITY (AIR=1): Not applicable SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.31 pH: 5.1 SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Complete ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION V - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------FLASH POINT: Not applicable FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Not applicable ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VI - REACTIVITY HAZARD DATA ----------------------------------------------------------Stable REMARKS:

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: After dry down at temperature above 150 deg C, will release gaseous ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and oxyde of sulfur. INCOMPATIBILITY WITH: React with strong oxidizers such as chlorates, nitrates and nitrites to release toxic ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and trioxide gases. SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Cool tank and container with water spray. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VII - PROTECTION INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------------------VENTILATION: Good general ventilation should be sufficient. LOCAL EXHAUST: Recommended. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Not applicable EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses with side shield are recommended. SKIN PROTECTION: Use latex or neoprene gloves. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION VIII - ENVIRONMENTAL AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES ----------------------------------------------------------SPILLS: Review fire and explosion hazard and safety precaution before proceeding with clean up, use appropriate personal protective equipment during clean up, dike the spill. Spill may be neutralized with sodium bicarbonate. Flush area with plenty of water. WASTE DISPOSAL: Follow federal, provincial and municipal regulations. Discharge to sewer directly is not recommended. Silver recovery is necessary before discharge. ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION IX - STORAGE AND HANDLING ----------------------------------------------------------Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area away from incompatible materials. Keep container tightly closed. Store in accordance with federal, provincial and municipal regulation. Do not store or consume food, drinks, or tobacco in area where they may become contaminated with this material. Do not store below 12 deg C (55 deg F). ----------------------------------------------------------SECTION X - TRANSPORTATION ----------------------------------------------------------UN/NA: 1760 CLASS: 8 P.G.: III SHIPPING NAME: Photographic fixer ----------------------------------------------------------The information contained herein is furnished without warranty of any kind. User should consider these data as a supplement to other data gathered by them and make independent judgement of the suitability and completeness of information from all sources to assure proper use and disposal of these materials according to Federal and Provincial and Municipal regulations. ----------------------------------------------------------REFERENCE No.: XF112 DATE: 01/25/89 ----------------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER OF EXPRESSED AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES: Although reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this document, we extend no warranties and make no representation as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained therein, and assume no responsibility regarding the suitability of this information for the user's intended purposes or for the consequences of its use. Each individual 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 a new MSDS will be made available. ----------------------------------------------------------COMPAS Code: 10060080

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