Monoclinic crystals, long & thin columnar to fibrous; gray-white,
As asbestos, particularly in acid resisting applications, ceramics, paint.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
2.9 to 3.2 g/cm3
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry location is a tightly sealed container.
Avoid dust creation. Prevent all contact with material. Wear a dusk mask.
Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any reasonable probability of skin contact. Wear eye protection to prevent any possibility of eye contact.
Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive pressure-mode. Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained breathing apparatus operated in pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
Use appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation. Avoid creating dust. Sweep up and place in approved container for disposal.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
IDHL: NIOSH considers asbestos to be a potential occupational carcinogen.
O, G-A1, I-1, N-1
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Breathlessness on effort, finger clubbing, clicking, and rales. Chronic exposure can lead to asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma.
Benign nodules called asbestos corns develop around implanted fibers.
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.