Arsenic lumps GR (protective gas: nitrogen)
CAS :7440-38-2
Storage class :6.1 B
Do not allow to enter sewerage system
Hazard / Symptom
Hazard Toxic by inhalation and if swallowed.
The following applies to arsenic and its compounds in general they take effect as capillary and enzyme toxins. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning: acute: after inhalation, mucosal irritations with coughing, dyspnoea, pain in the thorax. Perforations within the respiratory tract are possible. After oral uptake, gastrointestinal disorders with vomiting, diarrhoea, and spasms, CNS disorders with headache, confusion, shaking fits and disturbed consciousness, cardiovascular disorders all the way to circulatory collapse. Chronic: exanthema, dermal lesions in the form of hyperkeratosis and hypermelanosis, loss of hair, conjunctivitis and polyneuropathy, impaired hepatic function, and renal damage. After accumulation in the liver, kidneys, and skin, arsenic is eliminated from the organism only slowly. Experience has shown arsenic compounds to be carcinogenic in man.
Protective equipments / General working measures
When using do not eat, drink or smoke. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
Accidental release measures / Fire-fighting measures
Person-related precautionary measures Avoid generation and inhalation of dusts in all circumstances.
Procedures for cleaning / absorption Carefully take up dry. Forward for disposal. Clean up affected area.
Environmental-protection measures Do not allow to enter sewerage system.
Suitable extinguishing media powder
First aid
After inhalation fresh air. If necessary, apply mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or mechanical ventilation.
After skin contact wash off with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing.
After eye contact rinse out with plenty of water with the eyelid held wide open.
After swallowing make victim drink plenty of water, induce vomiting. Immediately summon doctor.
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