MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
SECTION III SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Cobalt and Cobalt II Oxide have been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as having sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals and inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in humans (Group 2B), and by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) as animal carcinogens (A3).
Prolonged inhalation of cobalt dust or metal dust, fumes or mist containing cobalt may cause serious respiratory illness. Inhalation may cause an irritation of respiratory organs of sensitive persons resulting in obstruction of airways with shortness of breath. May cause serious eye irritation. Prolonged exposure to skin may produce irritation. Chronic pulmonary disease has been reported in workers in the cemented carbide industry where cobalt is used. This effect has not been reported in workers using cobalt oxide.
Alumina-Acute inhalation overexposure may cause coughing and shortness of breath. Chronic inhalation overexposure may adversely effect breathing capacity. Direct eye contact may cause eye irritation. Skin contact may cause abrasions.
EFFECT OF OVEREXPOSURE
Eyes: May cause irritation.
Skin: Skin contact may cause allergic.
Inhalation: Inhalation of concentration above the Occupational Exposure Limit may cause irritation of respiratory passages.
Ingestion: Toxicity by this route is low.
Cobalt compounds can cause allergic skin reactions. Inhalation of dust, especially during the production of alloys, can cause coughing, wheezing, bronchitis, impaired lung function, permanent lung damage and asthma. Some of these lung effects are an allergic reaction.
SECTION IX ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This product is a mixture of various metal oxides, salts and some compounds,
considered to be a nuisance dust, are interfused to form the final product which
does not represent individual components.
This product contains the compounds Cobalt, and Alumina. These toxic chemicals are subject to the reporting requirements of Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986, section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act and of 40 CFR, part 372.
The data set forth in these sheets are based on information provided by the suppliers of the raw materials and chemicals used in the manufacture of the aforementioned product. Innovative Ceramic Corporation makes no warranty with respect to the accuracy of the information provided by their suppliers, and disclaims all liability of reliance thereon.
Innovative Ceramic Corporation warrants only that its products conform with their published specifications, and no other express warranty is made with regard thereto. We do not guarantee favorable results, and we assume no liability in connection with the use of the products. They are intended for use by persons having technical skill and knowledge at their own discretion and risk.
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