ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences
BISMARK BROWN Y (Colour Index No. 21000) (C18H20N8Cl2)
Basic brown 1, vesuvin (FIAT), phenylene brown, Manchester brown, excelsior brown, leather brown, basic brown G, GX or GXP.
Blackishbrown powder. Disazo group of dyes.
Heating produces toxic fumes of nitrogen and chlorides.
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
There is insufficient data available on the effects of this dye. However, other dyes in this group are known to be carcinogenic, mutagenic and highly toxic. Handle with care.
HANDLING and GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Avoid skin and eye contact.
Avoid inhalation or ingestion of the powder.
Keep away from heat.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Use a fume hood to minimise exposure to this substance. Wear protective clothing. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown, rubber gloves, safety goggles and a face mask as a minimum standard.
Skin immediately remove contaminated clothing and wash the affected area with soap or mild detergent and large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation persists seek medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
Eyes immediately wash the affected eye with large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes).
If irritation or pain persist seek medical attention.
Inhalation remove from the area of exposure to fresh air. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration. Keep warm and allow to rest. If irritation persists or develops seek medical attention.
Ingestion wash out the mouth thoroughly with water and give water to drink. Seek immediate medical attention.
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere away from heat.
The waste may be used as fill in reclaiming low areas or may be dumped in a landfill.