LAUNDET LAUNDRY POWDER
Chemwatch Independent Material Safety Data Sheet
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010
LAUNDET LAUNDRY POWDER
Company: Benji Distributors Pty Ltd Address: 17 Grandview Pde Moolap VIC, 3221 Australia Telephone: +61 3 5248 1469 Fax: +61 3 5248 6696
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. NON-DANGEROUS GOODS. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.
|SCALE: Min/Nil=0 Low=1 Moderate=2 High=3 Extreme=4|
|■ Harmful by inhalation.||■ Do not breathe dust.|
|■ Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.||■ Avoid contact with eyes.|
|■ Ingestion may produce health damage*.||■ Wear suitable protective clothing.|
|■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.||■ Use only in well ventilated areas.|
|* (limited evidence).||■ Keep container in a well ventilated place.|
|■ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.|
|■ Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.|
|■ In case of contact with eyes, rinse with plenty of water and contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre.|
|■ If swallowed, IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. (show this container or label).|
|sodium dialkylbenzene sulfonate||1-10|
· 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.
■ If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
· Wash out immediately with fresh 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.
· Seek medical attention without delay; if pain persists or recurs seek medical attention.
· Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.
■ 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.
· 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.
■ 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.
· There is no restriction on the type of extinguisher which may be used. · Use extinguishing media suitable for surrounding area.
· 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.
· 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.
· Avoid contamination with oxidising agents i.e. nitrates, oxidising acids, chlorine bleaches, pool chlorine etc. as ignition may result.
Gloves, boots (chemical resistant).
· Remove all ignition sources. · Clean up all spills immediately. · Avoid contact with skin and eyes. · Control personal contact by using protective equipment.
■ 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.
· 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.
· DO NOT use aluminium or galvanised containers.
· Polyethylene or polypropylene container.
· Check all containers are clearly labelled and free from leaks.
· In presence of moisture, the material is corrosive to aluminium, zinc and tin producing highly flammable hydrogen gas.
· Avoid reaction with oxidising agents.
· 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.
|• sodium carbonate:||CAS:497-19-8|
|• sodium metasilicate:||CAS:1344-09-8|
|• sodium tripolyphosphate:||CAS:7758-29-4 CAS:15091-98-2|
· 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].
· Wear chemical protective gloves, eg. PVC. · Wear safety footwear or safety gumboots, eg. Rubber.
· 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.
■ Local exhaust ventilation usually required. If risk of overexposure exists, wear approved respirator.
Blue powder with a characteristic odour; mixes with water.
Mixes with water.
|State||Divided Solid||Molecular Weight||Not Available|
|Melting Range (ºC)||Not Available||Viscosity||Not Available|
|Boiling Range (ºC)||Not Available||Solubility in water (g/L)||Miscible|
|Flash Point (ºC)||Not Applicable||pH (1% solution)||10.3-10.7|
|Decomposition Temp (ºC)||Not Available||pH (as supplied)||Not Available|
|Autoignition Temp (ºC)||Not Available||Vapour Pressure (kPa)||Not Available|
|Upper Explosive Limit (%)||Not Available||Specific Gravity (water=1)||Not Available|
|Lower Explosive Limit (%)||Not Available||Relative Vapour Density (air=1)||Not Available|
|Volatile Component (%vol)||Not Available||Evaporation Rate||Not Available|
· Presence of incompatible materials.
· Product is considered stable.
· Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.
For incompatible materials - refer to Section 7 - Handling and Storage.
|ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS||CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS|
|■ Harmful by inhalation.||■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.|
|■ Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.||■ * (limited evidence).|
|■ Ingestion may produce health damage*.|
|■ * (limited evidence).|
■ 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:
|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|
|Oral (rat) LD50: 1153 mg/kg||Skin (human): 250 mg/24h SEVERE|
|Skin (rabbit): 250 mg/24h SEVERE|
|Oral (Rat) LD50: 5190 mg/kg||Nil Reported|
|Dermal (Rabbit) LD50: >3160 mg/kg *|
|Ingredient||Persistence: Water/Soil||Persistence: Air||Bioaccumulation||Mobility|
· Containers may still present a chemical hazard/ danger when empty.
· Return to supplier for reuse/ recycling if possible.
· 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.
None (ADG7) NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS: ADG7, UN, IATA, IMDG
POISONS SCHEDULE None
Regulations for ingredients
"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"
"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"
"Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"
|sodium tripolyphosphate||7758-29-4, 15091-98-2|
17 Grandview Parade
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Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010
Print Date: 15-Nov-2010
This is the end of the MSDS.