MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Product Name: Calcium Carbonate
EPA Reg. No: N/A
1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
- Product Name: PCC 200 Agricultural Limestone
- UN/MA#: N/A
- DOT Hazard Class: N/A
2. TYPICAL CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Recommended Exposure Limits
Hazardous Components CAS Number OSHA PILACGIJ_LY-TWA
Calcium Carbonate 1317-65-3 15 5
Limestone is not listed on the NTP, IARC, or OSHA lists of Carcinogens. Crystalline silica, a component of this product is listed by IARC, but not by NTP or OSHA. IARC has determined that there is sufficient evidence for Carcinogenicity to experimental animals exposed to crystalline silica and limited evidence for Carcinogenicity to humans. “Limited evidence” means that a casual relationship is possible; however, other explanations such as chance, bias or confounding factors cannot adequately be excluded.
3. PHYSICAL DATA
- Boiling Point: N/A
- Melting Point: 4658° F CaO 5072° F MgO
- Vapor Pressure: N/A
- Vapor Density: N/A
- pH: N/A
- Solubility in Water: Negligible
- Evaporation Rate: N/A
- Appearance and Odor: Soft, tan crystalline powder; Odorless
4. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
- Flash Point: N/A
- Flammable Limits: N/A
- Fire Extinguishing Media: Considered non-combustible. Use media appropriate for surrounding fire.
- Special Fire Fighting Procedures: There are no unusual fire and explosion hazards. It has and is used to prevent explosions and fires in coal mines.
- Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Not combustible. Excessive dust generation creates a potential explosion hazard.
5. REACTIVITY DATA
- Stability: Stable
- Incompatibility: Acids, Chlorinated Phenols + Potassium Nitrate, Moleic Anhydride, Nitroparaffins and Phosphorus.
- Hazardous Decomposition or By-Products: None expected
- Conditions to Avoid: Will not occur
- Hazardous Polymerization: N/A
6. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to be taken in case material is released: In case of release to the environment, report spills to the National Response Center 1-800-424-8802 Suggested Local Action: Contain spill. Prevent large quantities from contacting vegetation or domestic and natural water sources. If material is not contaminated place in appropriate DOT approved containers for disposal.
Waste Disposal Method: (ERA Waste identification #: N/A) If contaminated with other materials, the nature and extent of contamination may require the use of specialized disposal methods. If disposal is necessary, comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. Contact your local ERA office for help.
For Hazardous Waste Regulation: call 1-800-424-9346 -The RCRA Hotline.
7. HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Inhalation: Over exposure may produce irritation of the mucous membranes, nose, throat, coughing and shortness of breath. In addition it may contain small amounts of silica particles less than 5mm in diameter. These silica particles are capable of causing silicosis if inhaled in high enough concentrations over an extended period of time. The principal manifestation of silicosis if difficulty in breathing. This condition can progress to dry cough, shortness of breath on exertion, decreased lung function and pulmonary fibrosis.
Skin Contact: May cause irritation, particular on damp skin. repeated or prolonged contact could lead to dermatitis. Wash affected area with mild soap and water.
Eye Contact: May cause irritation and conjunctivitis. Flush with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, while rolling eyeball and lifting eyelid. Get medical attention.
Ingestion: Give milk, egg whites, or water to drink. DO NOT induce vomiting. Get medical attention.
8. EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURE
Inhalation: Remove from exposure. If breathing is difficult or has stopped, administer artificial respiration or oxygen as indicated. Immediately seek medical aid.
Skin Contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Seed medical aid.
Eye Contact: Flush immediately with large amounts of water, lifting the lower and upper lids occasionally. Seed medical help.
Ingestion: Give 1 -2 large glasses of water or milk. Immediately seek medical aid. Never give liquids to an unconscious person.
Carcinogenicity: Not listed as a carcinogen by NTP, IARC, or OSHA
Routes of Entry: Inhalation, Skin and Eye Contact if handled in such a manner that dust is generated.
Effects of Overexposure: As sold, this product is not anticipated to pose an acute or significant health hazard. However, if subjected to dust generating processes, adverse health effects may occur.
Calcium oxide is caustic to living tissue. Overexposure may cause irritation of the eyes, skin, and upper respiratory tract Inflammation of the respiratory tract, ulceration and perforation of the nasal septum, bronchitis and pneumonia have also been attributed to inhalation of calcium oxide dust. Eye contact may cause conjunctivitis, corneal ulceration. Skin contact may cause skin inflammation and ulceration.
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Chronic disease and disorders of the respiratory system and skin.
9. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory: Respiratory protection approved by NIOSH/MSHA for protection against dust should be used to avoid inhalation. Appropriate respiration selection depends on the type and magnitude of exposure.
Skin: Clean, body-covering clothing should be worn to prevent irritation in situation where direct contact with product may occur or dust levels are excessive.
Eyes: Employees should be required to wear chemical safety splash goggles in situations where direct contact with the product may result in eye injury.
Ventilation: Local exhaust ventilation should be used to control worker exposure to below recommended Permissible Exposure Levels (PEL).
Other Protective Equipment: Emergency eye wash stations and deluge safety showers should be available in the work areas.
10. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precaution to be taken in handling and storage: Store in a cool, dry location. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
THIS INFORMATION IS TAKEN FROM SOURCES OR BASED UPON DATE BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE; HOWEVER, PETERS CHEMICAL COMPANY, MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ABSOLUTE CORRECTNESS OR SUFFICIENCY OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING OR THAT ADDITIONAL OR OTHER MEASURES MAY NOT BE REQUIRED UNDER PARTICULAR CONDITIONS. THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN PREPARED SOLELY FOR THE INTENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SUBPART 2 OF PART ‘1910 OF TITLE 29 OF THE CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATION, PARAGRAPH 1910.1200 AND CHAPTER 307 OR PART XIII OF THE PENNSYLVANIA WORKER AND COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW ACT, SECTION 17 OF (P.I. 734, NO. 159)(35 P.S. &7317).