SECTION 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
File No.: 0001
PRODUCT NAME: Silica Gel Unit Paks and PillowPaks
CHEMICAL NAME: Silica Gel
MANUFACTURER: Desiccare Inc.
3400 Pomona Boulevard Pomona, CA 91768
EMERGENCY PHONE: 1-909-444-8272
CHEMTREC PHONE: 1-800-262-8200
SECTION 2: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
PRESERVATIVES AND SOLVENTS: None
OTHER GASES AND LIQUIDS: None
SECTION 3: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: Desiccare Silica Gel Desiccant Product will vary in size and type of substrate Poses little to no hazard.
SKIN: Non-toxic by ingestion. Pillow paks may pose a chocking hazard. Keep away from children and pets.
INGESTION: Non-toxic by ingestion. Pillow paks may pose a chocking hazard. Keep away from children and pets.
SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES
EYES: Route of exposure unlikely, Dust may cause a mechanical irritation which can scratch the eye.
SKIN: No adverse effects expected.
INGESTION: Normally not needed. Encourage fluid intake. Seek medical attention if symptons develop or persist.
INHALATION: Normally not needed. Remove to fresh air. If symptoms of irritation persist, seek medical attention.
SECTION 5: FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASHPOINT AND METHOD: Material is not flammable
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Use extinguishing agent applicable to surrounding fire.
FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: As in any fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus operated in pressure-demand mode, (NIOSH approved or equivalent ) and full protective gear.
SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
SMALL SPILL: No special precautions required.
LARGE SPILL: With shovel or scoop, place material in to appropriate container.
SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING: Use of proper hygiene practices in the workplace is recommended.
STORAGE: Store in a dry area
SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Guidelines: Note, There is little or no health hazards associated with intact packaged desiccant. If the desiccant bags are accidentally opened, health hazards do exist from dust, if the opened bag is shaken in the air. Breathing dust may irritate nose, throat, and lungs. Dust can be irritating to the eyes. If one was subjected to a large quantity of opened bags in a confined space, refer to the OSHA Exposure Limits below.
Comments: All inert or nuisance dusts, whether mineral, inorganic or organic, not listed specifically by substance name are covered by the Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated (PNOR) limit which is 5 mg/m 3 respirable fraction and 15 mg/m 3 for total dust. ACGIH exposure guuidelines of less than 3 mg/ m 3 (respirable) and 10 mg/m 3 (inhalable) have been established for particles (insoluable/poorly soluable) not otherwise specified (PNOS).
Personal Protection recommended If a large quantity of desiccant bags were opened accidentally in a confined space, and a person must clean up the spill.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Good ventilation should be sufficient to control airborne levels.
EYE PROTECTION: Safety glasses should be worn.
SKIN PROTECTION: Proper hygiene practices in the workplace are recommended.
WORK HYGIENIC PRACTICES: Normal work and hygiene practices.
SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
PHYSICAL STATE: Solid
PERCENT VOLATILE: Not Applicable
VAPOR PRESSURE, VAPOR DENSITIY: Not Applicable
OXIDIZING PROPERTIES: None
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Insoluble
SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CONDITIONS FOR STORAGE: No
SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ACUTE: ORAL LD50: Silica Gels are very low in oral toxicity based on comparison to related forms of silica. No adverse effects have been observed in experimental animals following ingestion of any form of amorphous silica.
SENSITIZATION: Not Sensitizing
SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ECOTOXICITY: No known ecological hazards are associated with this product.
CHEMICAL FATE INFORMATION: This material is of mineral origin.
SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations,
SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT CLASSIFICATION: Not classified
SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMER: The information presented herein is believed to be accurate but is not warranted. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance that the information is current, applicable and suitable to their circumstances.