Spotaway

Lo-Chlor Chemicals
86 Meeks Rd, Marrickville
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
This Revision Dated: March, 2010
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SECTION 1 - IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER
Chemical nature:
Inorganic salt.
Trade Name:
Product Code:
Product Use:
Creation Date:
This version issued:
Lo-Chlor Spotaway
94
Stain treatment reagent.
May, 2004
March, 2010 and is valid for 5 years from this date.
SECTION 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Statement of Hazardous Nature
This product is classified as: Hazardous according to the criteria of SWA Australia.
Not a Dangerous Good according to the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code.
Risk Phrases: R22, R31, R36/38. Harmful if swallowed. Contact with acids liberates toxic gas (sulfur dioxide).
Irritating to eyes and skin.
Safety Phrases: S14, S20, S24/25. Keep away from acids. When using, do not eat or drink. Avoid contact with skin
and eyes.
SUSDP Classification: S5
ADG Classification: None allocated. Not a Dangerous Good.
UN Number: None allocated
Emergency Overview
Physical Description & colour: White, crystalline powder.
Odour: Slight sulfur dioxide odour.
Major Health Hazards: irritating to eyes and skin, harmful if swallowed.
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation
Short term exposure: Significant inhalation exposure is considered to be unlikely. Available data indicates that this
product is not harmful. In addition product is unlikely to cause any discomfort or irritation.
Long Term exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term inhalation.
Skin Contact:
Short term exposure: Available data indicates that this product is not harmful. However product is a skin irritant.
Symptoms may include itchiness and reddening of contacted skin. Other symptoms may also become evident, but all
should disappear once exposure has ceased.
Long Term exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term skin exposure.
Eye Contact:
Short term exposure: Exposure via eyes is considered to be unlikely. This product is an eye irritant. Symptoms
may include stinging and reddening of eyes and watering which may become copious. Other symptoms may also
become evident. If exposure is brief, symptoms should disappear once exposure has ceased. However, lengthy
exposure or delayed treatment may cause permanent damage.
Long Term exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term eye exposure.
Ingestion:
Short term exposure: Significant oral exposure is considered to be unlikely. Available data shows that this product
is harmful, but symptoms are not available. This product is unlikely to cause any irritation problems in the short or long
term.
Long Term exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term ingestion.
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Carcinogen Status:
SWA: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by SWA.
NTP: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by NTP.
IARC: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by IARC.
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SECTION 3 - COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredients
CAS No
Conc,%
TWA (mg/m3)
STEL (mg/m3)
Sodium metabisulfite
7681-57-4
pure *
5
not set
* Commercially pure.
This is a commercial product whose exact ratio of components may vary slightly. Minor quantities of other non
hazardous ingredients are also possible.
The TWA exposure value is the average airborne concentration of a particular substance when calculated over a normal 8 hour working day for a 5
day working week. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) is an exposure value that should not be exceeded for more than 15 minutes and should
not be repeated for more than 4 times per day. There should be at least 60 minutes between successive exposures at the STEL. The term "peak "is
used when the TWA limit, because of the rapid action of the substance, should never be exceeded, even briefly.
SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES
General Information:
You should call The Poisons Information Centre if you feel that you may have been poisoned, burned or irritated by
this product. The number is 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia (0800 764 766 in New Zealand) and is available at all
times. Have this MSDS with you when you call.
Inhalation: First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.
Skin Contact: Quickly and gently, blot or brush away excess chemical. Wash gently and thoroughly with water (use
non-abrasive soap if necessary) for 20 minutes or until product is removed. Under running water, remove
contaminated clothing, shoes and leather goods (e.g. watchbands and belts). Completely decontaminate clothing,
shoes and leather goods before reuse or discard. If irritation persists, repeat flushing and obtain medical advice.
Eye Contact: Quickly and gently blot or brush away product. Immediately flush the contaminated eye(s) with
lukewarm, gently flowing water until the product is removed or until a few minutes after irritation has ceased, while
holding the eyelid(s) open. Take care not to rinse contaminated water into the unaffected eye or onto the face. Obtain
medical advice if irritation becomes painful or lasts more than a few minutes.
Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Wash mouth with water and contact a Poisons Information
Centre, or call a doctor.
SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Fire and Explosion Hazards: There is no risk of an explosion from this product under normal circumstances if it is
involved in a fire.
Fire decomposition products from this product may be toxic if inhaled. Take appropriate protective measures.
Extinguishing Media: Not Combustible. Use extinguishing media suited to burning materials.
Fire Fighting: If a significant quantity of this product is involved in a fire, call the fire brigade.
Flash point:
Does not burn.
Upper Flammability Limit:
Does not burn.
Lower Flammability Limit:
Does not burn.
Autoignition temperature:
Not applicable - does not burn.
Flammability Class:
Does not burn.
SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Accidental release: In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses. Wear full
protective clothing including eye/face protection. All skin areas should be covered. See below under Personal
Protection regarding Australian Standards relating to personal protective equipment. Suitable materials for protective
clothing include rubber, PVC. Eye/face protective equipment should comprise as a minimum, protective glasses and,
preferably, goggles. If there is a significant chance that dusts are likely to build up in cleanup area, we recommend
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that you use a suitable Dust Mask. Use a P3 mask, designed for use against all particulates including highly toxic
materials.
Stop leak if safe to do so, and contain spill. Sweep up and shovel or collect recoverable product into labelled
containers for recycling or salvage, and dispose of promptly. Consider vacuuming if appropriate. Recycle containers
wherever possible after careful cleaning. After spills, wash area preventing runoff from entering drains. If a significant
quantity of material enters drains, advise emergency services. This material may be suitable for approved landfill.
Ensure legality of disposal by consulting regulations prior to disposal. Thoroughly launder protective clothing before
storage or re-use. Advise laundry of nature of contamination when sending contaminated clothing to laundry.
SECTION 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Keep exposure to this product to a minimum, and minimise the quantities kept in work areas. Check
Section 8 of this MSDS for details of personal protective measures, and make sure that those measures are followed.
The measures detailed below under "Storage" should be followed during handling in order to minimise risks to
persons using the product in the workplace. Also, avoid contact or contamination of product with incompatible
materials listed in Section 10.
Storage: This product is a Scheduled Poison. Observe all relevant regulations regarding sale, transport and storage
of this class of poison. Store in the closed original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
Make sure that the product does not come into contact with substances listed under "Materials to avoid" in Section 10.
Check packaging - there may be further storage instructions on the label.
SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
The following Australian Standards will provide general advice regarding safety clothing and equipment:
Respiratory equipment: AS/NZS 1715, Protective Gloves: AS 2161, Industrial Clothing: AS2919, Industrial Eye
Protection: AS1336 and AS/NZS 1337, Occupational Protective Footwear: AS/NZS2210.
SWA Exposure Limits
TWA (mg/m3)
STEL (mg/m3)
Sodium metabisulfite
5
not set
No special equipment is usually needed when occasionally handling small quantities. The following instructions are
for bulk handling or where regular exposure in an occupational setting occurs without proper containment systems.
Ventilation: No special ventilation requirements are normally necessary for this product. However make sure that
the work environment remains clean and that dusts are minimised.
Eye Protection: Protective glasses or goggles should be worn when this product is being used. Failure to protect
your eyes may cause them harm. Emergency eye wash facilities are also recommended in an area close to where
this product is being used.
Skin Protection: Prevent skin contact by wearing impervious gloves, clothes and, preferably, apron. Make sure that
all skin areas are covered. See below for suitable material types.
Protective Material Types: We suggest that protective clothing be made from the following materials: rubber,
PVC.
Respirator: If there is a significant chance that dusts are likely to build up in the area where this product is being
used, we recommend that you use a suitable Dust Mask.
Eyebaths or eyewash stations and safety deluge showers should be provided near to where this product is being
used.
SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES:
Physical Description & colour:
Odour:
Boiling Point:
Freezing/Melting Point:
Volatiles:
Vapour Pressure:
Vapour Density:
Specific Gravity:
Water Solubility:
pH:
Volatility:
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White, crystalline powder.
Slight sulfur dioxide odour.
Not applicable.
Decomposes before melting.
No data.
No data.
No data.
1.48
470g/L
3.5 (5% solution in water)
No data.
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Odour Threshold:
Evaporation Rate:
Coeff Oil/water distribution:
Autoignition temp:
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No data.
No data.
No data
Not applicable - does not burn.
SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity: This product is unlikely to react or decompose under normal storage conditions. However, if you have
any doubts, contact the supplier for advice on shelf life properties.
Conditions to Avoid: Store in the closed original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.
Incompatibilities: acids.
Fire Decomposition: Oxides of sulfur (sulfur dioxide is a respiratory hazard) and other sulfur compounds. Most will
have a foul odour. sodium compounds.
Polymerisation: This product is unlikely to undergo polymerisation processes.
SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Local Effects:
Target Organs:
There is no data to hand indicating any particular target organs.
Sodium Metabisulfite: LD50 Oral, Rat 1540mg/kg
SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
This product degrades naturally. It will not cause ecological problems because it does not enter biological systems.
SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Disposal: Containers should be emptied as completely as practical before disposal. If possible, recycle containers
either in-house or send to recycle company. If this is not practical, send to a commercial waste disposal site. This
product should be suitable for landfill. However, check with local Waste Disposal Authority before sending there. Note
that product properties may have been changed in use, significantly altering it's suitability for landfill. Please do NOT
dispose into sewers or waterways.
SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG Code: This product is not classified as a Dangerous Good. No special transport conditions are necessary
unless required by other regulations.
SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION
AICS: This product was found in the public AICS Database.
The following ingredients: Sodium metabisulfite, are mentioned in the SUSDP.
SECTION 16 - OTHER INFORMATION
See our web site at www.lo-chlor.com
This MSDS contains only safety-related information. For other data see product literature.
Acronyms:
ADG Code
AICS
CAS number
Hazchem Number
IARC
SWA
NOS
NTP
Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, 7th Edition
Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances
Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number
Emergency action code of numbers and letters that provide information to emergency
services especially firefighters
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Safe Work Australia, formerly ASCC and NOHSC
Not otherwise specified
National Toxicology Program (USA)
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R-Phrase
SUSDP
UN Number
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Risk Phrase
Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs & Poisons
United Nations Number
THIS MSDS SUMMARISES OUR BEST KNOWLEDGE OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARD INFORMATION OF THE PRODUCT AND
HOW TO SAFELY HANDLE AND USE THE PRODUCT IN THE WORKPLACE. EACH USER MUST REVIEW THIS MSDS IN THE CONTEXT OF
HOW THE PRODUCT WILL BE HANDLED AND USED IN THE WORKPLACE.
IF CLARIFICATION OR FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED TO ENSURE THAT AN APPROPRIATE RISK ASSESSMENT CAN BE MADE,
THE USER SHOULD CONTACT THIS COMPANY SO WE CAN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM OUR SUPPLIERS
OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRODUCTS SOLD IS SUBJECT TO OUR STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS, A COPY OF WHICH IS SENT
TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
Please read all labels carefully before using product.
This MSDS is prepared in accord with the SWA document “National Code of Practice for the Preparation of
Material Safety Data Sheets” 2nd Edition [NOHSC:2011(2003)]
Copyright © Kilford & Kilford Pty Ltd, March, 2010.
http://www.kilford.com.au/ Phone (02)9251 4532
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