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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- Inhalation: Unlikely, since it is a wet material. Anyway, leave the emission area and in the case of breathing problems seek medical advice.
- Ingestion: Ingestion is not probable, but it could occur in presence of particulate material. Seek for medical advice. Do not induce vomiting.
- Skin: Remove contaminated clothes. Wash with running water and soap as for normal hygiene measures. Seek medical attention if any symptoms occur
- Eyes: Wash with plenty of water keeping eyelids open. Do not apply any neutralizing agent. In case of irritation, seek for medical advice.

Fire-fighting measures

Nonflammable/combustible material
Suitable extinguishing media: Use an extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fires. Do not use water on fires when you suspect that molten metals are present
Extinguishing media not to be used: Do not use water on fires when suspected molten metals are present
Special exposure hazards: Nonflammable/combustible material. Molten metals can produce fumes, vapors and dust that can be toxic and/or respiratory irritants
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus (preferably operated in a positive pressure mode) and protective clothing/goggles to prevent contact with skin and eyes. Do not stay in dangerous zones without self-contained breathing apparatus

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: Use recommended PPE and work clothes to prevent inhalation and contact with skin, mucous membranes and eyes.
Environmental precautions: Delimit the area concerned and avoid water and underground water contamination.
Methods for cleaning up: Collect the material with available manual and/or mechanical equipment. Operate avoiding any further dispersion of the material. Collect the material and the contaminated soil and dispose according to local and national regulations.

Handling and storage

- Handling: Use PPE, e.g. safety rubber gloves and breathing protective equipment for toxic dusts.
- Storage: Storage is recommended , away from incompatible substances, in a closed warehouse.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

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cadmium compounds
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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational Exposure Limit:
TLV-TWA - ACGIH 2008: mg/m3
Cd 0,01
ZnO 2
Pb 0,05
Pb 0,15
D. Lgs. n. 81/08
Respiratory protection: Breathing mask equipped with filter for toxic dusts
Hand protection: Rubber gloves. Anyway employees must wash their hands before eating, drinking
Eyes protection: Glasses, dust-tight goggles or face shields, in case of dust production
Skin protection: Work clothes
Personal hygiene: Normal personal hygiene measures

Stability and reactivity

The material is stable under normal conditions
Conditions to avoid: Avoid contact with oxidant materials
Materials to avoid: Oxidizing agents
Decomposition Hazard Products: The material could decompose at high temperatures generating toxic fumes

Disposal considerations

The material can be recovered completely and recycled to suitable production process.