MSDS Number 410-20

Section 1: Product and Company Information
Product Name(s)Vivianite
Product Number(s)410-20S
CompanyNatural Pigments LLC
PO Box 112
Willits, CA 95490
United States of America
Technical Phone707-459-9998
Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients
Product NameVivianite is a natural mineral from Russia
Synonymsangelardite, anglarite (of Berthier), anglarite (of Kobell), blue iron earth, glaucosiderite, mullicite, native Prussian blue, odontolite, paravivianite, phosphate of iron
Component NameCAS No.% Composition RangeOSHA PEL mg/m3ACGIH TLV mg/m3DFG-MAK mg/m3
Iron Phosphate Hydrated
1) Nuisance dust   2) N.E. = None Established
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Emergency OverviewNo unusual fire or spill hazard. Low health risk by inhalation.
Potential Health Effects
EyesMay cause mechanical irritation.
InhalationLow health risk by inhalation. Treat as a nuisance dust.
Oral LD50Greater than 10g/kg (rat)
Section 4: First Aid Measures
After InhalationRemove to fresh air. If breathing is labored or stopped, give artificial respiration. Get immediate medical attention.
After Skin ContactWash area of skin with soap and water.
After Eye ContactFlush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation develops or persists.
After IngestionIf victim is conscious and alert, give large quantities of water to induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
FireNot considered to be a fire hazard. Not flammable.
ExplosionNot considered to be an explosion hazard.
Extinguishing MediaThis material is not combustible and is not anticipated to react with commercially employed extinguishing media. Use appropriate extinguishing media for surrounding fire.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Spill ProceduresProtect against identified hazards through use of prescribed personal protection equipment, proper work and hygiene practices. Limit foot and vehicular traffic to minimize mechanical agitation and dispersion. Employ a vacuum, equipped with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, for clean-up of the spill material. If no vacuum is available, use a broom and shovel to collect excess powder in the area. Recover uncontaminated material for use. Vacuum or sweep remaining material keeping dust to a minimum. Residual material should then be cleared, utilizing the process of wet sweeping, to avoid dust generation.
Containment TechniquesThis is a solid material and will not travel far from the spill location unless mechanically agitated.
Spill Response EquipmentThe following equipment is recommended for spill response:
• vacuum, equipped with a HEPA filter
• broom, wet mop
• dustpan, shovel, or scoop
• bags, drums or sacks for collection
Personal Protective EquipmentAll personnel should utilize the following protective equipment when performing spill response activities:
• gloves (rubber or leather)
• safety glasses or goggles
• respiratory equipment as recommended in Section 8
Section 7: Handling and Storage
StorageA moderately dry, well-ventilated area is considered adequate for handling and storage. Usual precautions for nuisance dust should be followed.
HandlingWhen handling this product, all personnel are directed to:
• Wear all specified elements of PPE, as directed by this document, or under location specific requirements, whichever is more conservative.
• Avoid creating dust, where possible.
Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Engineering ControlsUse with adequate ventilation to meet exposure limits listed in Section 2.
Respiratory ProtectionUse NIOSH-approved dust respirator, if overexposure exists.
Skin ProtectionLeather or rubber gloves.
Eye/Face ProtectionSafety glasses, goggles or face shield are recommended.
Work Hygiene Practices• To control potential exposures, avoid creating dust.
• Do not eat, drink, smoke, or perform other hand-to-mouth activities in product use or handling area.
• Wash thoroughly after handling this product.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Earths are natural products. Technical data varies or are not measurable.
AppearancePhysical State: Solid
Color: Dark Blue
Form: Powder
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
StabilityStable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsNone
Hazardous Polymerization ProductsNone
IncompatibilitiesIron oxides are not compatible with hydrazine, calcium hypochlorite, performic acid and bromine pentaflouride.
Conditions to AvoidNone
Section 11: Toxicological Information
IngestionThere are no known dangerous acute or chronic effects associated with the use of this product. The acute oral toxicity LD50 (rat) for Fe2O3 is greater than 10g/kg (rat).
SkinNo known dangerous acute or chronic effects.
EyeIf dust intrudes into the eyes, a slight eye irritation can occur.
Section 12: Ecological information
 No harmful effects known other than those associated with suspended inert solids in water.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Recommended Disposal MethodCollect in containers, bags or covered dumpster boxes. Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
Section 14: Transportation Information
U.S. DOTNot regulated for domestic transport by land, rail or air. Enter the proper freight classification on the shipping documents, "MSDS Number" and "Product Name" for shipping purposes.
Canadian TDG Hazard Class and PINNot regulated
Section 15: Regulatory Information
SARA 313 Title IIISection 311/312 Hazardous Categories: None
Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: None
OSHA StatusThis product is not considered hazardous.
TSCA StatusComponents of this product are listed in the TSCA Inventory.
California Proposition 65Not listed
CERCLA Reportable QuantityNone
International RegulationsCanadian Ingredient Disclosure List: Components are listed.
Canadian WHMIS: This material is not a controlled substance under WHMIS.
European Community: This material is not subject to classification according to EEC Directive 67/548/EEC.
Section 16: Other Information
Date1 August 2007
 The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. Natural Pigments, LLC shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
Copyright 2007 Natural Pigments, LLC. License granted to make unlimited paper copies for internal use only.
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