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(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Acute Health Effects:
From MSDSHEALTH HAZARD DATARoute(s) of Entry: Inhalation? Yes? Skin? Yes? Ingestion? Yes? Eye? YesSkin Contact: N/AEye Contact: Corrosive in accordance with FHSLA regulations.Ingestion: Toxic orally in accordance with FHSLA regulations.Inhalation: Produces irritation by inhalation, in accordance with FHSLA regulations.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS Prolonged over ingestion might increase liver copper content.
No information provided.
Skin Contact: Wash or shower thoroughly with water. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Eye Contact: Flush immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, hold eyelids apart during irrigation. Seek medical attention. Ingestion: Drink a large quantity of water or milk. Get medical attention. Notes to Physician: Probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage. Measures against circulatory shock, respiratory depression and convulsion may be needed. Inhalation: Remove worker from exposure and seek medical aid.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
Precautions to be taken in handling and storing: No special precautions are known other than those stated on the bottle and in this Material Safety Data Sheet. Under some conditions copper sulfate dust may be irritating to the skin of some individuals. Problem use conditions seem to be aggravated by high humidity and sweating when copper sulfate is applied undiluted and dust contact occurs.Other Precautions: Store product in a dry place.
If product is in confined solution, introduce lime or soda ash to form insoluble copper salts and then dispose of in an approved landfill.