White crystalline solid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Boiling point, °C
5.18 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
0.03 g/100 ml cold water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep containers tightly closed in a well-ventilated area away from food products. Keep away from heat and water.
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.
Protect against both inhalation and contact with the skin. Must wear protective clothing including niosh approved rubber gloves and boots, safety goggles or face mask, and a respirator whose canister is specifically approved for this material. Use a self-contained breathing apparatus when material is exposed to fire temperatures. Care must be exercised to decontaminate fully all equipment and clothing after use.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Cover with plastic sheet to prevent spreading. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
Use appropriate media to suppress exposure fire.
Toxic fumes Can emit toxic metal fumes and oxides of sulfur.
IDHL: 100 mg/m3
G-A3, I-2B, CP65
Chronic lead exposure may cause elevated blood pressure and gout. In young children, developmental defects, including learning disabilities and behavioral abnormalities, can occur without symptoms at blood lead levels above 10 micrograms/deciliter. At higher levels of exposure headache, fatigue, irritability and malaise may occur. At high levels, encephalopathy, seizures and focal neurologic findings with imminent risk of death, permanent mental retardation, and motor deficits may occur. Lead is transferred across the placenta. It can affect reproduction in males and females, and affects neurodevelopmental milestones in children with both prenatal and postnatal exposure.
Chronic lead exposure: abdominal pain, nausea, anorexia, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, and a metallic taste in the mouth have been reported with chronic toxicity. Severe and paroxysmal colic characterized by a rigid and retracted abdomen may occur.
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
Avoid any skin contact. See Inhalation.
Acute exposure - activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents. Consider gastric lavage in patients with recent ingestion of liquid or powdered products.
Remove from further exposure.
Wash with soap and water.
Flush with copious amounts of water.
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