ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences - Magnesium Carbonate

 

ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences

 


 

MAGNESIUM CARBONATE (3MgCO3.Mg(OH)2.3H2O)

SYNONYMS
None known.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
Avoid eye contact.
Avoid inhalation of the powder.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
CHARACTERISTICS
Odourless, white powder.
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
This chemical has a low toxicity but is an eye and respiratory tract irritant.
TREATMENTS
Skin ­ immediately wash the affected area with large amounts of water until all evidence of the chemical has been removed (approximately 15 minutes).
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 irritation persists seek medical advice.
Ingestion ­ wash the mouth with water and then give large amounts of milk or water to drink. Seek medical advice.
INCOMPATIBILITY
None known.
STORAGE
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere.
HANDLING
Wear protective clothing. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown, rubber gloves, safety goggles and a face mask as a minimum standard.
DISPOSAL
WEAR:
Heavy gloves and safety glasses.
The waste may be used as fill in reclaiming low areas or may be dumped in a landfill.
ENVIRONMENT:

 


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