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
Company Natural Pigments LLC
PO Box 112
Willits, CA 95490
United States of America
Technical Phone 707-459-9998
Fax 707-275-6063
Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients
CAS No. 12069-69-1
Product Name Natural Green Earth
Synonyms Celadonite, Glauconite, Green Earth, Nicosia Green Earth, Terra Verde, Terre Verte, Verona Green Earth
Chemical Name Ground and depurated natural green earth.
Chemical Composition SiO2: 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 Identification This product contains no hazardous materials under the current OSHA standard.
Potential Health Effects Not considered to be a health hazard.
Inhalation Dust may cause irritation to respiratory tract, symptoms may include coughing, sore throat, and shortness of breath.
Ingestion None known.
Skin Contact None known.
Eye Contact Dust may cause irritation, redness, pain, blurred vision, and discoloration.
Chronic Exposure Long 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 Inhalation Remove to fresh air.
After Skin Contact Wash thoroughly with soap and water.
After Eye Contact Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally.
After Ingestion Dilute with water and induce vomiting as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Fire Not considered to be a fire hazard. Not flammable.
Explosion Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Extinguishing Media Material will not support combustion.
Special Risks Does 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 Up Ventilate 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
Handling Do not breathe dust.
Storage Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area.
Section 8: Exposure Controls / Personal Protection
Airborne Exposure Limits OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL): 10 mg/m3 (TWA)
ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 10 mg/m3 (TWA)
General Hygiene Measures Wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Ventilation System A 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 Protection Use leather or rubber gloves.
Eye Protection Use safety glasses to avoid eye irritation.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Physical State: Solid
Color: Green
Form: Powder
Odor Odorless
Ph Value 6-9
Boiling Point N/A
Melting Point N/A
Flash Point N/A
Flammability N/A
Autoignition Temperature N/A
Explosive Properties N/A
Explosion Limits N/A
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg) N/A
Vapor Density (Air=1) N/A
Solubility Insoluble in water.
Specific Gravity (Water=1) 0.8
Viscosity N/A
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1) N/A
Bulk density N/A
Decomposition temperature N/A
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stability Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products None.
Hazardous Polymerization Will not occur.
Incompatibilities None.
Conditions to Avoid None.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
RTECS Number: N/A
  Not considered to be toxic.
Route of Exposure Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: Dust may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
Acute Toxicity Oral rat LD50: >5 g/kg
Section 12: Ecological Information
Environmental Fate Not hazardous to the environment.
Environmental Toxicity Not hazardous to the environment.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
Substance Disposal Consult 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/ADR Non-hazardous for road transport.
IMDG Non-hazardous for sea transport.
IATA Non-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.
WHMIS This 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 Ratings Health: 1 (Slight)
Flammability: 0
Reactivity: 0
Label Precautions Keep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation.
Label First Aid If 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 Use Professional 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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