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Product : Helium

SECTION 1 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
NFPA Ratings (Scale 0-4) : Health = 0 , 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 Nausea, Vomiting, Dizziness, Tingling sensation, Suffocation,Convulsions, Coma
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Skin Contact
Short term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Long term exposure No information is available
Eye Contact
Short term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Long term exposure No information is available
Ingestion
Short term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
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 Wash exposed skin with soap and water.
Eye contact Flush eyes with plenty of water.
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. Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat.
Extinguishing media Carbon dioxide, regular dry chemical
Large fires Use regular foam or flood with fine water spray.
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. Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety device or any discoloration of tanks due to fire. For tank, rail car or tank truck, evacuation radius: 800 meters (1/2 mile).

SECTION 4 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Occupational release Stop leak if possible without personal risk. Keep unnecessary people away, isolate hazard area and deny entry. Stay upwind and keep out of low areas.

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 Helium
Ventilation Provide local exhaust ventilation system. Ensure compliance with applicable exposure limits.
Eye protection Eye protection not required, but recommended.
Clothing Protective clothing is not required.
Gloves Protective gloves are not required.
Respirator Under conditions of frequent use or heavy exposure , respiratory protection may be needed. Respiratory protection is ranked in order from minimum to maximum. Consider warning properties before use.

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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