Name: Beeswax Raw
Uses: Homemade deodorant, lotion bars, DIY lip balms, Lotion bar sticks, beeswax candles, homemade soaps, baby products, reusable food wraps
NOT hazardous according to the criteria of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
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
||If respiratory symptoms develop from exposure to fumes emitted by the molten material, move victim away from source of exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If victim is not breathing, immediately begin artificial respiration. If breathing difficulties develop, oxygen should be administered by qualified personnel. Seek immediate medical attention.
||Solid material is not acutely toxic; however, if molten material is swallowed, seek immediate medical attention.
||If in eyes wash out immediately with water. In all cases of eye contamination it is a sensible precaution to seek medical advice.
||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.
||Rinse mouth, then drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Get medical advice/attention if large amounts are swallowed or if you feel unwell.
FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
|Suitable Extinguishing Media
||Dry chemical, foam, sand, water fog is recommended.
|Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards
||This material may burn, but will not ignite readily.
|Hazardous Products of Combustion
||Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic fumes, including Carbon oxides.
|Special Fire Fighting Instructions
||Contain runoff from fire control or dilution water - Runoff may pollute waterways.
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
||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.
||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.
||Stop leak if safe to do so – Prevent entry into waterways, drains or confined areas. Prevent dust cloud.
|Environmental Precautionary Measures
||Prevent entry into drains and waterways.
HANDLING AND STORAGE
||Avoid eye contact and repeated or prolonged skin contact. Avoid inhalation of dust.
||Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from foodstuffs. Store away from incompatible materials described in Section 10. 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
Appearance: Yellow solid
Melting point: 61°C to 66°C
Specific gravity: 0.960 to 0.972
Flashpoint: 254°C to 274°C