Lead Oxide

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.  PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

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Product Name:    Lead Oxide                                                                           

Formula:              PbO

CAS Number:       1317-36-8

 

 

II.  HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Component:   Lead Oxide

Percent (%):                    0-100

OSHA/PEL:                       0.05 mg(Pb)/m3

ACGIH/TLV:                      0.05 mg(Pb)/m3   

 

 

III.  PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                     N/A                                                                               

Melting Point:                    886 oC

 Specific Gravity:               9.53 g/cc 

Vapor Pressure:                10 mm Hg @ 1085 oC

 Solubility in H2O:              Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:      Yellow or reddish-yellow powder, no odor.

 

 

 

IV.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point: N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Explosive LimitsLower:  N/A         Upper:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Special Firefighting Procedures:  Firefighters must wear full face, self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:  When heated to decomposition, lead oxide may emit toxic fumes of lead.  May react with hydrogen peroxide and other strong oxidizers to liberate hydrogen gas.

 

 

V.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of lead oxide have not been thoroughly investigated and recorded.

Lead and lead compounds may cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, lassitude, insomnia, muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, irritability, headache and dizziness.  Red blood cells may be damaged resulting in anemia.  Gastritis and injury to the kidneys, liver, male gonads, and central nervous system may also occur.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation to the upper respiratory system, insomnia, dryness of the mouth, and a metallic taste.

Ingestion:  May cause constipation and abdominal pain, colic, tremors, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, metallic taste, loss of appetite, irritability and muscle pain.  May cause acute lead toxicity.

Skin:  May cause irritation. 

Eye:  May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause chronic lead toxicity.  May be toxic to the central and peripheral nervous system affecting the cerebellum, spinal cord, motor and sensory nerves.

Ingestion:  May cause anemia, gingival lead line, paralysis in the wrist and permanent neurological injury.  May cause chronic lead toxicity.  May cause nephritis, scarring and shrinking of the kidney tissue.

Skin:  No chronic health effects recorded. 

Eye:  No chronic health effects recorded.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  Pre-existing respiratory and circulatory disorders.

Carcinogenicity:  Probable human carcinogen.

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult, seek medical attention.

INGESTION:  Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting, seek medical attention.  Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN:   Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water, seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

EYE:  Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.  Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

 

 

VI.  REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  None

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  Hydrogen peroxide and other strong oxidizers.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Lead oxide fumes.

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.  SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken In Case Material is Released or Spilled:  Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section VIII.  Isolate spill area and provide proper ventilation.  Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal.  Take care not to raise dust.

Waste Disposal Method:  Disposal must be made in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations.

 

 

VIII.  SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH approved respirator.

Ventilation:  Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain concentration at low exposure levels.  General exhaust is recommended.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber gloves

Eye Protection:  Safety glasses

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:   Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.

 


IX.  SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Store in a cool, dry area.  Store in tightly closed containers.  Wash throughly after handling.

Work Practices:  Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure at low levels.  Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices.  Do not use tobacco or food in work area.  Wash thoroughly before eating and smoking.  Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.  Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.

TSCA Listed:  Yes

DOT Regulations:

Hazard Class:            None

 

The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide.  ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

 

Issued by:               S. Dierks

Revised/Verified:      May 2012