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Product : Carbon Dioxide

SECTION 1 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
NFPA Ratings (Scale 0-4) : Health = 1 , Fire = 0 , Reactivity = 0
Emergency Overview
Color Colorless
Physical form Gas
Odor Odorless
Major health hazards Difficulty breathing
Physical hazards Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat
Potential Health Effects
Short term exposure Ringing in the ears, Nausea, Irregular heartbeat, Headache, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Tingling sensation, Visual disturbances, Suffocation, Convulsions, Coma
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Skin Contact
Short term exposure Blisters, Frostbite
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Eye Contact
Short term exposure Irritation, Blurred vision
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Ingestion
Short term exposure Frostbite
Long term exposure No information is available

SECTION 2 FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation If adverse effects occur, remove to uncontaminated area. Give artificial respiration if not breathing. If breathing is difficult, oxygen should be administered by qualified personnel. Get immediate medical attention.
Skin contact If frostbite or freezing occur , immediately flush with plenty of lukewarm water (105-115 F; 41-46 C). DO NOT USE HOT WATER. If warm water is not available, gently wrap affected parts in blankets. Get immediate medical attention.
Eye contact Contact with liquid : Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Then get immediate medical attention.
Ingestion If a large amount is swallowed, get medical attention.
Note to physician For inhalation, consider oxygen.

SECTION 3 FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Fire and explosion hazards Negligible fire hazard.
Extinguishing media Carbon dioxide, regular dry chemical
Fire fighting Move container from fire area if it can be done without risk. Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire is out. Stay away from the ends of tanks. For tank, rail car or tank truck, evacuation radius : 800 meters (1/2 mile). Use extinguishing agents appropriate for surrounding fire. Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire is out. Apply water from a protected location or from a safe distance. Do not get water directly on material. Reduce vapors with water spray. Avoid inhalation of material or combustion by-products. Stay upwind and keep out of low areas. Consider downwind evacuation if material is leaking.

SECTION 4 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Occupational release Do not touch spilled material. Stop leak if possible without personal risk.
Keep unnecessary people away, isolate hazard area and deny entry.
Ventilate closed spaces before entering.

SECTION 5 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Storage Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Subject to storage regulations. Keep separated from incompatible substances.

SECTION 6 EXPOSURE CONTROLS , PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure limits Carbon dioxide
Ventilation Provide local exhaust ventilation system. Ensure compliance with applicable exposure limits.
Eye protection For the gas : Eye protection not required , but recommended.
For the liquid : Wear splash resistant safety goggles. Contact lenses should not be worn. Provide an emergency eye wash fountain and quick drench shower in the immediate work area.
Clothing For the gas : Protective clothing is not required.
For the liquid : Wear appropriate protective , cold insulating clothing.
Gloves Wear insulated gloves.
Respirator The following respirators and maximum use concentrations are drawn from NIOSH and /or OSHA

For Unknown Concentrations or Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health

Any supplied-air respirator with full facepiece and operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with a separate escape supply. Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece.



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