ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences
CHARCOAL activated granular
Fine, black powder or granules.
Charcoal is incompatible with:
Potassium and sodium violent reaction.
Mixtures with unsaturated oils can ignite.
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Can ignite or explode in contact with strong oxidising material. Can spontaneously combust when finely divided. It is an eye irritant and may irritate the skin and the respiratory system.
HANDLING and GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Avoid skin and eye contact.
Avoid inhalation of the powder.
Keep away from heat or naked flames.
Keep away from strong oxidants.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Wear protective clothing to avoid skin or eye contact or inhalation. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown, rubber gloves, safety goggles and a face mask as a minimum standard.
Skin immediately wash the affected area with large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes). If irritation persists seek medical advice.
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 persists seek medical attention.
Inhalation remove from the area of exposure to fresh air. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration. Allow to rest until recovered. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
Ingestion is not generally regarded as hazardous.
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere away from heat or incompatible substances.
Heavy gloves and safety glasses.
The waste may be used as fill in reclaiming low areas or may be dumped in a landfill.