DUAL LAUNDRY POWDER

Chemwatch Independent Material Safety Data Sheet

Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

C9317TC

CHEMWATCH 5130-92

Version No:3

Section 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAME

DUAL LAUNDRY POWDER

PRODUCT USE

Laundry powder

SUPPLIER

Company: Benji Distributors Pty Ltd
Address:
17 Grandview Pde
Moolap
VIC, 3221
Australia
Telephone: +61 3 5248 1469
Fax: +61 3 5248 6696

Section 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. NON-DANGEROUS GOODS. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.

CHEMWATCH HAZARD RATINGS

Flammability 1
Toxicity 2
Body Contact 3
Reactivity 1
Chronic 2
SCALE: Min/Nil=0 Low=1 Moderate=2 High=3 Extreme=4

 

RISK SAFETY
■ Harmful by inhalation. ■ Use only in well ventilated areas.
■ Irritating to respiratory system and skin. ■ Keep container in a well ventilated place.
■ Risk of serious damage to eyes. ■ Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
■ Possible risk of impaired fertility. ■ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.
■ Ingestion may produce health damage*. ■ Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*. ■ If swallowed, IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. (show this container or label).
* (limited evidence).

 

Section 3 - COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

NAME CAS RN %
sodium carbonate 497-19-8 30-60
sodium metasilicate 1344-09-8 1-10
sodium tripolyphosphate 7758-29-4 5-15
sodium dialkylbenzene sulfonate 1-10
sodium perborate tetrahydrate 10486-00-7 1-10
fillers 10-30
additives 1-10

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES

SWALLOWED

· For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor at once.
· Urgent hospital treatment is likely to be needed.
· If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting.
· If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain open airway and prevent aspiration.

EYE

■ If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
· Immediately hold eyelids apart and flush the eye continuously with running water.
· Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
· Continue flushing until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre or a doctor, or for at least 15 minutes.
· Transport to hospital or doctor without delay.

SKIN

■ If skin contact occurs:
· Immediately remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
· Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
· Seek medical attention in event of irritation.

INHALED

· If dust is inhaled, remove from contaminated area.
· Encourage patient to blow nose to ensure clear breathing passages.
· Ask patient to rinse mouth with water but to not drink water.
· Seek immediate medical attention.
· If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
· Lay patient down. Keep warm and rested.
· Prostheses such as false teeth, which may block airway, should be removed, where possible, prior to initiating first aid procedures.
· Apply artificial respiration if not breathing, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve mask device, or pocket mask as trained. Perform CPR if necessary.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN

■ For acute or short- term repeated exposures to highly alkaline materials:
· Respiratory stress is uncommon but present occasionally because of soft tissue edema.
· Unless endotracheal intubation can be accomplished under direct vision, cricothyroidotomy or tracheotomy may be necessary.
· Oxygen is given as indicated.
· The presence of shock suggests perforation and mandates an intravenous line and fluid administration.
For acute or repeated short term exposures to boron and its compounds:
· Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and epigastric pain, haematemesis and blue- green discolouration of both faeces and vomitus characterise adult boron intoxication.
· Access and correct any abnormalities found in airway and circulation.
· A tidal volume of 10- 15 mg/kg should be maintained.
· Emesis should be induced unless the patient is in coma, is experiencing seizures or has lost the gag reflex. If any of these are present, gastric lavage should be
performed with a large- bore tube after endotracheal intubation or in the presence of continuous respiratory action.

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

· There is no restriction on the type of extinguisher which may be used.
· Use extinguishing media suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE FIGHTING

· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves for fire only.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.
· Use fire fighting procedures suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD

· Solid which exhibits difficult combustion or is difficult to ignite.
· Avoid generating dust, particularly clouds of dust in a confined or unventilated space as dusts may form an explosive mixture with air, and any source of ignition,
i.e. flame or spark, will cause fire or explosion.
· Dust clouds generated by the fine grinding of the solid are a particular hazard; accumulations of fine dust (420 micron or less) may burn rapidly and fiercely if
ignited; once initiated larger particles up to 1400 microns diameter will contribute to the propagation of an explosion.
· A dust explosion may release of large quantities of gaseous products; this in turn creates a subsequent pressure rise of explosive force capable of damaging plant
and buildings and injuring people.
Decomposition may produce toxic fumes of: carbon dioxide (CO2), phosphorus oxides (POx), sulfur oxides (SOx), other pyrolysis products typical of burning organic
material.
May emit poisonous fumes.
May emit corrosive fumes.

FIRE INCOMPATIBILITY

· Avoid contamination with oxidising agents i.e. nitrates, oxidising acids, chlorine bleaches, pool chlorine etc. as ignition may result.

HAZCHEM

None

Personal Protective Equipment

Gloves, boots (chemical resistant).
Breathing apparatus.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

MINOR SPILLS

· Remove all ignition sources.
· Clean up all spills immediately.
· Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
· Control personal contact by using protective equipment.

MAJOR SPILLS

■ Moderate hazard.
· CAUTION: Advise personnel in area.
· Alert Emergency Services and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Control personal contact by wearing protective clothing.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.

 

Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS.

Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE

PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING

· Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
· Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
· Use in a well-ventilated area.
· Prevent concentration in hollows and sumps.

SUITABLE CONTAINER

· DO NOT use aluminium or galvanised containers.
· Polyethylene or polypropylene container.
· Check all containers are clearly labelled and free from leaks.

STORAGE INCOMPATIBILITY

· In presence of moisture, the material is corrosive to aluminium, zinc and tin producing highly flammable hydrogen gas.
· Avoid strong acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides and chloroformates.
· Avoid reaction with oxidising agents.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

· Store in original containers.
· Keep containers securely sealed.
· Store in a cool, dry area protected from environmental extremes.
· Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

EXPOSURE CONTROLS

• sodium carbonate: CAS:497-19-8
• sodium metasilicate: CAS:1344-09-8
• sodium tripolyphosphate: CAS:7758-29-4 CAS:15091-98-2
• sodium perborate tetrahydrate: CAS:10486-00-7 CAS:11138-47-9 CAS:10332-33-9 CAS:7632-04-4 CAS:10042-94-1

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION

RESPIRATOR

Particulate

EYE

· Safety glasses with side shields.
· Chemical goggles.
· Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb and concentrate irritants. A written policy document, describing the wearing of lens or
restrictions on use, should be created for each workplace or task. This should include a review of lens absorption and adsorption for the class of chemicals in use
and an account of injury experience. Medical and first- aid personnel should be trained in their removal and suitable equipment should be readily available. In the
event of chemical exposure, begin eye irrigation immediately and remove contact lens as soon as practicable. Lens should be removed at the first signs of eye redness
or irritation - lens should be removed in a clean environment only after workers have washed hands thoroughly. [CDC NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 59].

HANDS/FEET

· Wear chemical protective gloves, eg. PVC.
· Wear safety footwear or safety gumboots, eg. Rubber.

OTHER

· Overalls.
· P.V.C. apron.
· Barrier cream.
· Skin cleansing cream.
The local concentration of material, quantity and conditions of use determine the type of personal protective equipment required. For further information consult
site specific CHEMWATCH data (if available), or your Occupational Health and Safety Advisor.

ENGINEERING CONTROLS

■ Local exhaust ventilation usually required. If risk of overexposure exists, wear approved respirator.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE

White powder with a characteristic odour; mixes with water.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Mixes with water.
Alkaline.

 

StateDivided SolidMolecular WeightNot Available
Melting Range (ºC)Not AvailableViscosityNot Available
Boiling Range (ºC)Not AvailableSolubility in water (g/L)Miscible
Flash Point (ºC)Not ApplicablepH (1% solution)10.3-10.7
Decomposition Temp (ºC)Not AvailablepH (as supplied)Not Available
Autoignition Temp (ºC)Not AvailableVapour Pressure (kPa)Not Available
Upper Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableSpecific Gravity (water=1)Not Available
Lower Explosive Limit (%)Not AvailableRelative Vapour Density (air=1)Not Available
Volatile Component (%vol)Not AvailableEvaporation RateNot Available

 

Section 10 - CHEMICAL STABILITY AND REACTIVITY INFORMATION

CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO INSTABILITY

· Presence of incompatible materials.
· Product is considered stable.
· Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.

For incompatible materials - refer to Section 7 - Handling and Storage.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS
■ Harmful by inhalation. ■ Possible risk of impaired fertility.
■ Risk of serious damage to eyes. ■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.
■ Irritating to respiratory system and skin. ■ * (limited evidence).
■ Ingestion may produce health damage*.
■ * (limited evidence).

TOXICITY AND IRRITATION

■ unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
■ Not available. Refer to individual constituents.
■ Asthma- like symptoms may continue for months or even years after exposure to the material ceases. This may be due to a non- allergenic condition known as reactive
airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) which can occur following exposure to high levels of highly irritating compound.
SODIUM METASILICATE:
SODIUM CARBONATE:
■ The material may cause skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure and may produce a contact dermatitis (nonallergic). This form of dermatitis is often
characterised by skin redness (erythema) and swelling epidermis.
SODIUM CARBONATE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 4090 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg/24h Mild
Inhalation (rat) LC50: 2300 mg/m³/2h Eye (rabbit): 100 mg/24h Moderate
Oral (Rat) LD50: 2800 mg/kg * Eye (rabbit): 100 mg/30s Mild
Dermal (Rat) LD50: >2000 mg/kg * Eye (rabbit): 50 mg SEVERE
Oral (Human) LD: 714 mg/kg
Oral (Mouse) LD50: 6600 mg/kg
Inhalation (Mouse) LC50: 1200 mg/m³/2h
Intraperitoneal (Mouse) LD50: 117 mg/kg
Inhalation (Guinea pig) LC50: 800 mg/m³/2h
Subcutaneous (Mouse) LD50: 2210 mg/kg
■ for sodium carbonate: Sodium carbonate has no or a low skin irritation potential but it is considered irritating to the eyes. Due to the alkaline properties an irritation of the respiratory tract is also possible.<</>. SODIUM METASILICATE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 1153 mg/kg Skin (human): 250 mg/24h SEVERE
Skin (rabbit): 250 mg/24h SEVERE
■ The material may be irritating to the eye, with prolonged contact causing inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis. SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (Rat) LD50: 5190 mg/kg Nil Reported
Dermal (Rabbit) LD50: >3160 mg/kg *
SODIUM PERBORATE TETRAHYDRATE:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (human) LDLo: 214 mg/kg Eye(rabbit): 50 mg - Moderate
Oral (rat) LD50: 1200 mg/kg
Oral (Human) LD: 214 mg/kg
Oral (Human) LD: 250 mg/kg
Oral (Human) LD: 400 mg/kg
Oral (Mouse) LD50: 1060 mg/kg
Intraperitoneal (Mouse) LD50: 538 mg/kg
■ The material may produce moderate eye irritation leading to inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis. as the tetrahydrate

 

 

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No data

Ecotoxicity

IngredientPersistence: Water/SoilPersistence: AirBioaccumulationMobility
sodium carbonateLOWLOWHIGH

 

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

· Containers may still present a chemical hazard/ danger when empty.
· Return to supplier for reuse/ recycling if possible.
Otherwise:
· If container can not be cleaned sufficiently well to ensure that residuals do not remain or if the container cannot be used to store the same product, then puncture containers, to prevent re-use, and bury at an authorised landfill.
· Where possible retain label warnings and MSDS and observe all notices pertaining to the product.
· Recycle wherever possible.
· Consult manufacturer for recycling options or consult local or regional waste management authority for disposal if no suitable treatment or disposal facility can be identified.
· Dispose of by: burial in a land-fill specifically licenced to accept chemical and / or pharmaceutical wastes or Incineration in a licenced apparatus (after admixture with suitable combustible material)
· Decontaminate empty containers. Observe all label safeguards until containers are cleaned and destroyed.

Section 14 - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

HAZCHEM:

None (ADG7)
NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS: ADG7, UN, IATA, IMDG

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

POISONS SCHEDULE None

REGULATIONS

Regulations for ingredients

sodium carbonate (CAS: 497-19-8) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","CODEX General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) - Additives Permitted for Use in Food in General, Unless Otherwise Specified, in Accordance with GMP","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

sodium metasilicate (CAS: 1344-09-8) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Noxious Liquid Substances Carried in Bulk","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

sodium tripolyphosphate (CAS: 7758-29-4,15091-98-2) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

sodium perborate tetrahydrate (CAS: 10486-00-7,11138-47-9,10332-33-9,7632-04-4,10042-94-1) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Substances that may be used as active ingredients in Listed medicines"

No data for Dual Laundry Powder (CW: 5130-92)

Section 16 - OTHER INFORMATION

INGREDIENTS WITH MULTIPLE CAS NUMBERS

Ingredient Name CAS
sodium tripolyphosphate 7758-29-4, 15091-98-2
sodium perborate tetrahydrate 10486-00-7, 11138-47-9, 10332-33-9, 7632-04-4, 10042-94-1

 

CONTACT POINT

Paul Milward-Bason
17 Grandview Parade
Moolap 3221
Victoria Australia

 

■ Classification of the preparation and its individual components has drawn on official and authoritative sources as well as independent review by the Chemwatch Classification committee using available literature references.
A list of reference resources used to assist the committee may be found at:
www.chemwatch.net/references.

 

■ The (M)SDS is a Hazard Communication tool and should be used to assist in the Risk Assessment. Many factors determine whether the reported Hazards are Risks in the workplace or other settings.

 

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Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

Print Date: 15-Nov-2010

 

 

This is the end of the MSDS.