ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE (3MgCO3.Mg(OH)2.3H2O)
Avoid eye contact.
Avoid inhalation of the powder.
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Odourless, white powder.
HEALTH HAZARD DATA
This chemical has a low toxicity but is an eye and respiratory tract irritant.
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.
Store in a cool, dry atmosphere.
Wear protective clothing. A long sleeved laboratory coat or gown, rubber gloves, safety goggles and a face mask as a minimum standard.
Heavy gloves and safety glasses.
The waste may be used as fill in reclaiming low areas or may be dumped in a landfill.