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Acute Health Effects:
Summary of Risks: Possible nausea, vomiting, diarrhea - Possible skin or eye irritation. Inhalation of heavy concentrations of manganese-containing dusts over very prolonged periods of exposure (usually 1 to 3 years) has been reported to cause damage to the central nervous system.
Primary Entry Route(s): Ingestion
Acute Effects: May cause eye irritation.
Medical conditions which may be aggravated by contact: Excessive inhalation of dust may cause irritation and coughing. Inhalation of dust may also aggravate asthma in susceptible individuals. Prolonged skin contact may cause mild skin irritation.
Chronic Health Effects:
No information given.
Not listed as carcinogenic by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes holding eyelids open. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Ingestion: Give large volumes of water. Induce vomiting or perform gastric lavage if large amounts ingested. Get medical attention.
Skin: Wash thoroughly.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Treat symptomatically.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid bag breakage. Avoid inhalation or contact with skin, eyes, or clothing. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters. Keep out of lakes, streams, or ponds.