Green Earth

MSDS Number 420-30

Section 1: Product and Company Information
Product Name(s)Green Earth, Glauconite, Celadonite, Verona Green Earth, Nicosia Green Earth
Product Number(s)420-26, 420-30, 420-31, 421-26, 421-31
CompanyNatural Pigments LLC
PO Box 112
Willits, CA 95490
United States of America
Technical Phone707-459-9998
Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients
CAS No.12069-69-1
Product NameNatural Green Earth
SynonymsCeladonite, Glauconite, Green Earth, Nicosia Green Earth, Terra Verde, Terre Verte, Verona Green Earth
Chemical NameGround and depurated natural green earth.
Chemical CompositionSiO2: 29.9 %; Al2O3: 6.7 %; TiO3: 1.44 %; Fe2O3: 12 %; MgO: 4.5 %; CaO3: 20.8 %; Na2O: 0.23 %, MnO: 0.09 %; K2O: 0.76 %
Section 3: Hazards Identification
Hazards IdentificationThis product contains no hazardous materials under the current OSHA standard.
Potential Health EffectsNot considered to be a health hazard.
InhalationDust may cause irritation to respiratory tract, symptoms may include coughing, sore throat, and shortness of breath.
IngestionNone known.
Skin ContactNone known.
Eye ContactDust may cause irritation, redness, pain, blurred vision, and discoloration.
Chronic ExposureLong term exposure by breathing dust may case damage to the lungs and respiratory tract.
Aggravation of
Pre-existing Conditions
Persons with pre-existing impaired pulmonary function may be more susceptible to the effects of this material.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
After InhalationRemove to fresh air.
After Skin ContactWash thoroughly with soap and water.
After Eye ContactImmediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally.
After IngestionDilute with water and induce vomiting as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
FireNot considered to be a fire hazard. Not flammable.
ExplosionNot considered to be an explosion hazard.
Extinguishing MediaMaterial will not support combustion.
Special RisksDoes not produce toxic effects.
Special Protective Equipment
for Firefighters
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precaution(s) Procedure(s)Wear dust mask and safety glasses.
Methods For Cleaning UpVentilate area of spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8. Spills: Pick up and place in a suitable container for reclamation or disposal, using a method that does not generate dust. Wash spill site after material pickup is complete. Not considered to be hazardous to the environment.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
HandlingDo not breathe dust.
StorageKeep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area.
Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Airborne Exposure LimitsOSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL): 10 mg/m3 (TWA)
ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 10 mg/m3 (TWA)
General Hygiene MeasuresWash thoroughly with soap and water.
Ventilation SystemA system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Personal Respirators
(NIOSH Approved)
Use NIOSH-approved dust mask to avoid breathing dust.
Skin ProtectionUse leather or rubber gloves.
Eye ProtectionUse safety glasses to avoid eye irritation.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
AppearancePhysical State: Solid
Color: Green
Form: Powder
Ph Value6-9
Boiling PointN/A
Melting PointN/A
Flash PointN/A
Autoignition TemperatureN/A
Explosive PropertiesN/A
Explosion LimitsN/A
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg)N/A
Vapor Density (Air=1)N/A
SolubilityInsoluble in water.
Specific Gravity (Water=1)0.8
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1)N/A
Bulk densityN/A
Decomposition temperatureN/A
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
StabilityStable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition ProductsNone.
Hazardous PolymerizationWill not occur.
Conditions to AvoidNone.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
RTECS Number:N/A
 Not considered to be toxic.
Route of ExposureEye Contact: May cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: Dust may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
Acute ToxicityOral rat LD50: >5 g/kg
Section 12: Ecological Information
Environmental FateNot hazardous to the environment.
Environmental ToxicityNot hazardous to the environment.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Substance DisposalConsult a local expert for advice on the disposal of the material. 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: Transport Information
RID/ADRNon-hazardous for road transport.
IMDGNon-hazardous for sea transport.
IATANon-hazardous for air transport.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
Designation according
to EU guidelines
The material is not subject to classification according to the EEC Directive 67/548/EEC. It is a natural product.
WHMISThis MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.
Section 16: Other Information
NFPA RatingsHealth: 1 (Slight)
Flammability: 0
Reactivity: 0
Label PrecautionsKeep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation.
Label First AidIf swallowed, dilute with water and induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If inhaled, remove to fresh air.
Product UseProfessional Artist Use.

Disclaimer: This information was last updated on 24 May 2006. 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.

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