Castor beans, meal, pomace or flake

Formula
Unspecified
Uses
Production of castor oil -- a natural laxative. It is also a source of ricin -- a poisonous protein.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
UN (DOT)
2969
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Prevent dust cloud. Avoid inhalation of asbestos dust.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Small Fires: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or regular foam. Large Fires: Water spray, fog or regular foam.
Fire potential
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
Containers may explode when heated.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of material may be harmful.
   Skin
Contact may cause burns.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2969
Response guide
Hazard class
9
Packing Group
II
 
USCG CHRIS Code
CBE