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Material Safety Data Sheets Pure Lead

Product and Company Identification

(Page 1 may be used as an emergency safety sheet)
Trade name: Cable Lead
Chemical abstract no.: None
Chemical family: Group IV
NIOSH no.: None
Chemical name: Lead
Hazchem code: None
Synonyms: Lead alloys
UN no: None


Hazardous components: Lead (0.15 mg/ m3); Tin (2 mg/ m3); Antimony (0.5 mg/ m3);
Copper (0.1 mg/ m3) ; Selenium (0.1 mg/ m3) Lead
EEC classification: -
R Phrases: R33

Hazards Identification

Main hazard: Lead dust; OEL 0.15mg/m3
Flammability: None
Chemical hazard: Lead salts poisonous
Biological hazard: None
Reproductive hazard: None Eyes effects: eyes: Irritation due to dust
Health effects - skin: Can leave deposit on skin if handled without gloves
Health effects – ingestion: None
Health effects – inhalation: Dust. OEL 0.15 mg/m3
Carcinogenicity: -
Mutagenicity: -

First Aid Measures

Product in eye: Wash with water
Product on skin: Remove with detergent
Product ingested: Do not induce vomiting. Obtain medical help.
Product inhaled: Not applicable, except for lead dust. Obtain medical help.

Fire Fighting Measures

Extinguishing media: Non combustible
Special hazards: Can give rise to hazardous fumes in a fire.
Protective clothing: Normal work ware.

Accidental Release Measures

Personal Precautions: Wear appropriate protective clothing.
Environmental precautions: Prevent materials entering drain sewers.
Small spills: Allow to solidify if molten, remove to suitable containers.
Large spills: Allow to solidify if molten, remove to suitable containers.

Handling and Storage

Suitable material: Steel drums. Steel straps.
Handling/storage precautions: Bundles

Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Engineering control measures: Ventilation requirements – local exhaust
Personal protection - respiratory: Use approved dust respirators
Personal protection - hand: Minimise contact with product. Wear gloves.
Personal protection - eye: Wear safety glasses with side shields, goggles or face shield for protection against dust
Personal protection - skin: Minimise contact with product. Wear gloves and / or suitable long sleeved clothing

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance: Silver ingots
Odour: None
pH: N/A
Boiling point: 1740 °C
Meting point: 327 °C
Flash point: None
Flammibility: None
Autoflammibility: None
Explosive properties: None
Oxidizing properties: Forms oxide layer on exposure to air
Vapour pressure: None
Density: 11.37 tonnes/m3
Solubility - water: Insoluble
Solubility - solvent: Nitric Acid

Stability and Reactivity

Conditions to avoid: None.
Incompatible materials: None
Hazardous decomposition products: Lead oxide formed under oxidising conditions.

Toxicological Information

Acute toxicity: Vomiting, malaise
Skin and eye contact: Irritation,causing discomfort.
Chronic toxicity: Weight loss, anemia.
Carcinogenicity: Not known
Mutagenicity: Not known
Neurotoxicity: Not known
Reproductive hazards: Not known

Ecological Information

Aquatic toxicity - fish: Unlikely to be hazardous to aquatic life
Aquatic toxicity – daphnia : Unlikely to be hazardous
Aquatic toxicity – algae : Unlikely to be hazardous
Biodegradability: Lead shows no evidence for biodegradability in water or soil
Bio-accumulation: The product has no potential for bioaccumulation.
Mobility: The product has no mobility in soil and can be substantially removed from effluent water in biological treatment processes

Disposal Considerations

Disposal methods: Disposal should be in accordance with local, regional or national legislation.
Disposal of packaging: N/A

Transport Information

Alloy E lead is not listed as a hazardous chemical substances and hence is not classified as dangerous for transport.

Regulatory Information

Risk phrases: R33
Safety phrases:S20/21 – When using, do not eat, drink or smoke
S22 – Do not breathe dust

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