Material Safety Data Sheet

Bismuth Metal
CAS # 7440-69-9

1. Chemical Product and Company Identification
  Synonyms: Bismuth            
CAS No.:
7440-69-9
Molecular Weight:
208.98
Chemical Formula:
Bi
 

Company Information:

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2. Hazards Identification
  Emergency Overview
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CAUTION! MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES, AND RESPIRATORY TRACT.
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  Health Rating: 1 - Slight
Flammability Rating: 0 - None
Reactivity Rating: 0 - None
Contact Rating: 0 - None
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Orange (General Storage)
0 - Minimum Hazard
1 - Slight Hazard
2 - Moderate Hazard
3 - Serious Hazard
4 - Severe Hazard

H = Health
F = Fire
R = Reactivity

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  Potential Health Effects
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Inhalation:
May cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing and shortness of breath.
Ingestion:
Bismuth salt is poorly absorbed. Should absorption occur, symptoms may include loss of appetite, headache, skin rashes, kidney damage, and rarely mild jaundice.
Skin Contact:
May cause mild irritation. Absorption may occur only minimally through broken skin.
Eye Contact:
May cause mild irritation.
Chronic Exposure:
Repeated or prolonged ingestion may cause a "bismuth line", black spots on the gums, foul breath, and salivation. Chronic exposure may affect kidneys and liver.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.
3. First Aid Measures
  Inhalation:
Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
Ingestion:
Give several glasses of water to drink to dilute. If large amounts were swallowed, get medical advice.
Skin Contact:
Wash exposed area with soap and water. Get medical advice if irritation develops.
Eye Contact:
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
4. Fire Fighting Measures
  Fire:
Moderate fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame. Readily flammable in powder form.
Explosion:
Fine dust dispersed in air in sufficient concentrations, and in the presence of an ignition source is a potential dust explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire. Do not use water on fire where molten metal is present.
Special Information:
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode. Toxic bismuth fumes may be released during a fire.
5. Disposal Considerations
  Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
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