1/1/2017

Section I - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAME:  Calcite (C-OSOP, C075P, C-lOP, Fl2-40/SAK)
 
SYNONYMS:
Ground Limestone
 
MANUFACTURER:
ADDRESS:
Cerne Calcium Company
2123 200th Street Fort Dodge, IA 50501 USA
 
SUPPLIED BY:
ADDRESS:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
FAX NUMBER:
 
CEI Carbon Enterprises Inc
28205 Scippo Creek Road, Circleville, OH 43113
(800) 344 5770
(888) 204 9656 


FOR CHEMICAL EMERGENCY, SPILL, LEAK, FIRE, EXPOSURE OR ACCIDENT Call CHEMTREC-Day orNight-1-800-424-9300 Toll free in the continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, Alaska or Virgin Islands. For calls originating elsewhere: 703-527-3887 (collect calls accepted) 

For additional non-emergency information, call 260-693-2141. 

Information regarding the hazardous ingredients is presented within individuals sheets. It is strongly recommended that all the information be reviewed prior to use. When making additional copies, all pages must be included. There are a total of 3 pages.

Section II - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Route of Exposure  Hazardous Determination  Basis for Determination 
 Skin Contact Non-hazardous Historical
Skin Absorption Non-hazardous Historical
Eye Contact   Historical
Ingestion   Historical
Inhalation Non-hazardous   
Limestone    ACGIH TLV: Total dust 10.0 rng/m3
OSHA PEL: Total dust 15 mg/m3 TWA
Respirable dust 5 mg/rn3 TWA

Source: OSHA 29 CFR 19190.100 Table Z-1-A

Source: ACGIH* TLV'S Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances

Source: To the best of our knowledge no studies have been done on eye, skin or ingestion hazards.

*ACGIH classifies limestone as a nuisance dust when toxic impurities are not present (e.g. quartz less than 1%.)

Section III - COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 

Common Chemical Name:  Limestone
Synonyms: Calcium Carbonate; Whiting  
CAS Number:  1317-65-3 

Limestone is a natural occurring mineral substance consisting primarily of calcium carbonate with lesser amounts of dolomite together with many other ingredients in small but varying amounts.

 

Compound  CAS Number Typical Concentration % 
Calcium carbonate 471-34-1  94-98 
Magnesium Carbonate 546-93-0  1.2-5.8
Crystalline Silica  14808-60-7   0.2-0.8

In addition, surface treated products, designated by the letter "T" contain 0.75 to 1/5% steraic acid (CAS #57-11-4)

Additives or ingredients which may be present, and which might be of industrial hygiene interest:

Silica: Product contains greater than 0.1% total crystalline silica.  Inhalable crystalline silica fraction unknown.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) believes there is sufficient evidence that crystalline silica is carcinogenic to humans if inhaled in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources.  IARC notes that carcinogenicity was not detected in all industrial circumstances studied and that the carcinogenicityof crystalline silica may be dependent on inherent characteristics of the silica or on external factors affecting its biological activity, or on the distribution of its polymorphs (quartz, cristobalite.)

Naturally occurring minerals invariably contain trace quantities of materials cited in the California Safe Drinking and Toxic Environment Act.  In addition to crystalline silica, limestones frequently contain trace quantities of lead and arsenic.  Test results for these products show that lead and arsenic, if present, are at concentrations of less then 5 PPM each.

 

Section IV - FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye and Skin:  No special precautions; flush with water 
Inhalation and Ingestion:  No special precautions 
Section V - FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash Point:  None. Autoignition Temperature: None 
Flammable Limits in Air:  N/A 

Limestone is not a fire hazard or an explosive hazard in either the powder or slurry form.  Special fire fighting procedures or extinguishing media are not applicable.

Section VI - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PROCEDURES

Procedure when material is released or spilled: Accidental releases can be cleaned up by sweeping, vacuuming, or flushing with water.

Neutralizing Chemicals: None required.

Section VII - HANDLING & STORAGE
No special precautions to be taken in handling and storing.

 

Ventilation: Use sufficient general area ventilation. Local exhaust may be necessary where Threshold Limit Values (TLV's) are exceeded or dusty conditions exist.

Section VIII - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

 

Personal Protective Equipment:
Eye:  Non-essential, but desirable 
Other:  None 
Gloves: Non-essential 
Respiratory Protection:  For dusty conditions use a dust mask approved by NIOSH. 

 

Precautionary Statements/Labeling: 
Product Safety Label 
Health  0* no acute effects 
Flammability  none 
Reactivity  none 
Maximum Personal Protection  E*  dust mask/HMIS Label 
Ground Limestone    (CAS #1317-65-3)
Silica, Quartz    (CAS #14808-60-7)

*Caution: Prolonged breathing of excessive dust may affect lung function.  This product contains small amounts of crystalline silica.  Inhalable crystalline silica from occupational sources is considered a human carcinogen. Use dust mask in dusty areas. Cerne Calcium Company, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Section IX - PHYSICAL CHEMICALS PROPERTIES
Appearance and Odor:  White powder with negligible odor 
Boiling Point:  N/A 
Vapor Pressure:  N/A 
Evaporation Rate (butyl acetates 1):  N/A 
Melting Point:  Decomposes 1799 Farenheit 
Vapor Density:  N/A 
% Volatiles by Volume:  N/A 
Specific Gravity (water = 1.0):  2.71 
pH:  8.5-9.5 at 10% solids 
Solubility in water:  Negligible 

 

N/A - Not Applicable

Section X - STABILITY AND REACTITVITY

Conditions contributing to instability: reacts with acids to liberate CO2.

Conditions contributing to hazardous polymerization: none.

Hazardous Decomposition products: none.

Section XI - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Effects of acute overexposure: No acute effects. Brief exposures to nuisance dust concentrations above the 8-hour recommended Threshold Limit Value (TLV) should pose no acute health problems.

 

Effects of chronic overexposure: As is true with any mineral product, long term overexposure to high concentrations of dust without the use of a dust mask may produce X-Ray evidence of dust in the lungs.  Continued long term overexposure may affect respiratory function in some individuals.

Medical conditions aggravated by exposure: Unknown.

Section XII - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Limestone is not classified as a "toxic pollutant" or a "hazardous substance" under Sections 307 and 311 of the Clean Water Act.

Section XIII - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method: Not a hazardous water under AGRA Section 3001. Use normal Solid waste disposal procedures which are in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

Section XIV - TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT:  Not Restricted. 
International Regulations   
UN Number:  None 
Inland Waterways:  None 
Air Transport (IDAO/IATA): None 
EINECS:  215-279-6 
Land Transport:  None 
Sea Transport (IMDG code):  None 
Harmonized Tariff Code:  2836.50.00 

Section XV - REGULATORY INFORMATION
State:  Consult local and state hazard communication regulations 
Federal:  FDA:21 CFR: 175.105; 21 CFR 175.300; 21 CFR 176.170; 21 CFR 176.180; 21 CFR 177.1210; 21 CFR 178.3297; 40 CFR 180.1011
USDA:  None 
OSHA:  None 
TSCA:  Is this product and all of its ingredients certified for inclusion in the Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory of Chemical Substances? Yes. 
OSHA:  Have ingredients in concentrations above 0.1% been:
1. Listed in the NTP Annual Report on Carcinogens? Yes, silica.
2.Found to be a potencial carcinogen by OSHA or ARC? Yes, silica.


SARA304: NO   SARA311: YES**  SARA312: Possibly 
SARA313: NO  NJRTK: YES  CAPROP65: YES 
CANDSL: YES  EINECS: YES  RCRA: NO 

Additional Information: **SARA322: listed.  ACGIH TLV assigned.

Warning: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.  Trace amounts of lead, cadmium, respirable crystalline silica.

Section XVI - OTHER INFORMATION
The information contained in this Safety Data Sheet is believed to be reliable.  No guarantee is implied or expressed regarding the accuracy of this information or the use of the product since the conditions of use are beyond our control. Nothing contained herein should be construed as recommendation to sue this product in conflict with federal or state regulations or existing patents covering any material or its use.

Although the information and recommendations set forth herein (hereinafter "information) are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date hereof, CUNO Incorporated makes no representations as to the completeness or thereof.  Information is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving the same will make their own determination as to its suitability for their use. In no event will CUNO Incorporated be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon information.

NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OF ANY OTHER NATURE ARE MADE ABOVE WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION OR THE PRODUCT TO WHICH INFORMATION REFERS.

For more information contact:
Cerne Sales Company
West Des Moines, IA
(800) 397.3333 or (515) 223.8844


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