05 August 2008

Gerdau AmeriSteel Steel Mill Electric Arc Furnace Dust (Baghouse Dust, KO61) Material Safety Data Sheet

Gerdau AmeriSteel, Tampa, Florida, USA. 'Steel Mill Electric Arc Furnace Dust' (Baghouse Dust, KO61) Material Safety Data Sheet, 16 February 1993 (Reviewed 5/06)

Extracts

Section II - hazardous constituents


SECTION VI - HEALTH HAZARD DATA Routes of Entry

Inhalation: Yes
Skin: No
Ingestion: Yes

Health Hazards:
Acute - Inhalation of fumes may result metal fume fever, irritation to eyes, mucous membranes and respiratory system, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, chest pain, conjunctivitis, gingivitis, cardiopulmonary arrest. Skin exposure may result in dermatitis and skin lesions.
Chronic - Chronic bronchitis, chronic atrophic nasopharyngitis, pulmonary fibrosis, silicosis, insomnia, irritability, speech disorders, muscle incoordination, mucosal ulcerations, anemia, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, weakness, headache, pallor, lead line on gums, chromitosis, anorexia, duodenal ulcer, colitis.
Carcinogenic -
NTP: Arsenic, nickel, chromium, cadmium, crystalline silica
IARC: Arsenic, nickel, chromium, lead, cadmium, crystalline silica
OSHA: Arsenic
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure - Nausea, tightness of chest, fever, cough, irritation of eyes, nose, and throat, metallic taste, photophobia, elevated blood lead level.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure - Respiratory diseases, allergic conditions. ...

SECTION VII - PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

Steps To Be Taken In Case of Release or Spill - Dust should be swept up and placed in suitable container. Prevent release to air, sinks, drains, sewers, or water runoff.
Waste Disposal Method - Material is a RCRA hazardous waste. Must be manifested and containerized for shipment to waste treatment or disposal facility.
Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storing - Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Use good housekeeping to prevent accumulation.

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