CAS No: 10034-99-8
Name: MAGNESIUM SULPHATE
Other names: Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate; Sulphuric Acid, Magnesium (II) Salt Heptahydrate; Epsom Salts; Epsotop; Bittersalz
Chemical Formula: MgSO4.7H2O
Usage: perfect for bath salts and salt bars. Ideal for its exfoliating, moisturising and soothing properties.
Based on available information, this material is not classified as hazardous according to criteria of EPA New Zealand.
Dangerous Goods Classification
Not classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the "Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road & Rail" and the "New Zealand NZS5433: Transport of Dangerous Goods on Land".
In emergency dial 111, and then ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police as necessary.
In case of poisoning phone National Poisons Centre – 0800 764 766
FIRST AID MEASURES
|Inhalation||Remove victim from exposure - avoid becoming a casualty. Remove contaminated clothing and loosen remaining clothing. Allow patient to assume most comfortable position and keep warm. Keep at rest until fully recovered. Seek medical advice if effects persist.|
|Skin Contact||If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs seek medical assistance.|
|Eye contact||If in eyes wash out immediately with water. In all cases of eye contamination it is a sensible precaution to seek medical advice.|
|Ingestion||Rinse mouth with water. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water to drink. Never give anything by the mouth to an unconscious patient. If vomiting occurs give further water. Seek medical advice.|
|PPE for First Aiders||Wear safety shoes, overalls, gloves, apron, chemical goggles, respirator. Use with adequate ventilation. If inhalation risk exists wear organic vapour/particulate respirator meeting the requirements of AS/NZS 1715 and AS/NZS 1716. Available information suggests that gloves made from nitrile rubber should be suitable for intermittent contact. However, due to variations in glove construction and local conditions, the user should make a final assessment. Always wash hands before smoking, eating, drinking or using the toilet. Wash contaminated clothing and other protective equipment before storing or re-using.|
FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
|Suitable extinguishing media||If material is involved in a fire use water fog (or if unavailable fine water spray), alcohol resistant foam, standard foam, dry agent (carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder).|
|Specific hazards||Non-combustible material|
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
|Small Spills||Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination. Avoid inhalation of vapours or dust. Wipe up with absorbent (clean rag or paper towels). Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal.|
|Large Spills||Clear area of all unprotected personnel. Slippery when spilt. Avoid accidents, clean up immediately. Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination and the inhalation of dust. Work up wind or increase ventilation. Cover with damp absorbent (inert material, sand or soil). Sweep or vacuum up, but avoid generating dust. Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal. If contamination of crops, sewers or waterways has occurred advise local emergency services.|
HANDLING AND STORAGE
|Handling||Avoid eye contact and repeated or prolonged skin contact. Avoid inhalation of dust|
|Storage||Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from foodstuffs. Store away from sources of heat and/or ignition. Keep container standing upright. Keep containers closed when not in use - check regularly for spills.|
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES