COASTAL CHITIN LLC

Safety data sheet

SECTION 1: IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/MIXTURE

Product Identifier

  • Chitostart
  • Stabilized Crustacean Shell Mixture

1.2 Name & Address of Manufacturer:

Coastal Chitin LLC 84 Industrial Park
Saco, Maine 04072
207-283-1303
1.3 Recommended uses:

Intermediate organic/mineral feedstock for manufacture of Agricultural soil amendments and biostatic products for the pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic and sewage treatment industries.

SECTION 2: HAZARDS (S) IDENTIFICATION

2.1 Hazard statement:

img10(29CFR1910.1200) OSHA GHS Hazard Communication Standard

Allergenic shell fish reaction

2.2 Precautionary statement :

Avoid respiratory, ingestion and dermal contact. For persons demonstrating allergenic reaction, avoid contact, wear gloves, use suitable respirator.

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 

3.1

Mixtures

Ingredients %W/W CASA No. Hazard Pictogram Hazard Statement
Calcium carbonate 25-40% 1317-65-3 Causes Skin irritation.

May cause Respiratory irritation

Causes eye irritation

Protein 30-40% 14808-60-7 Can Cause reaction in shellfish allergy persons
Chitin 30-40% 7440-21-3 None Not listed as hazardous
Water 10-20% 7732-18-5 None NA

 

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1 Description of First Aid Measures

Difficulty breathing-Provide oxygen treatment, Supply fresh air, consult medical assistance if difficulty breathing persists.

Skin contact-Wash contacted area with mild soap and water, consult doctor if skin irritation persists.

Eye contact-Remove contact lenses, rinse eyes with running water, consult doctor if irritation persists.

Ingestion-Drink water to clear mouth and throat, do not induce vomiting, consult doctor immediately.

4.1 Important-Slight irritant effect on eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Delayed and acute symptoms include breathing difficulty and coughing. Persons with known shell fish hypersensitivity should avoid contact.

SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURE

5.1 Extinguishing media-Use fire extinguishing methods suitable to surrounding

5.1 Special hazards-None

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 Personnel Precautions, Protective Equipment and Emergency Procedures-Ensure adequate ventilation, avoid formation of airborne dust, use respiratory protective inhalation device, and wear protective

6.2 Environmental Precautions-Do not allow spills to enter sewer, surface or ground

6.3 Method and materials for containment-Pick up mechanically for disposal or re-use in suitable

 

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 Precautions for safe handling-Maintain in closed Maintain pH level above 10. Do not store shipping containers on flammable surface. Heat of stabilization can exceed 250 F.

7.2 Fire and explosion requirements-None noted

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROL/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 Ingredients with exposure limit values None listed

8.2 Exposure controls

8.2.1-Persons with known allergy to shell fish should avoid dermal contact, inhalation or ingestion Wash contacted areas thoroughly with soap and water. Seek medical attention if inhaled or ingested.

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 Basic Physical Properties
Appearance: Damp flaky mixture
Color: gray to brown
Odor: Slightly fishy Odor
threshold: not available
Melting pt: not available
Boiling pt: not available
Freezing pt: not available
Flash pt: not available
Auto ignition temp: not available
Auto Ignition temp: none
Decomposition temp: not available
Density: 350 oC

 

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 Reactivity: Non-reactive under normal and advised working conditions.

10.2 Chemical stability: No decomposition used and stored according to

10.3 Possibility of Hazardous Reaction: Heat of lime slaking reaction immediately following

10.4 Conditions to avoid: Store in dry well ventilated Protect from exposure to water.

10.5 Hazardous Decomposition Products: None noted

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 Likely routes of exposure:

Skin:Contact for shellfish allergenic sensitive persons can cause immediate dermal effect.

Eyes:None noted

Inhalation: Contact for shellfish allergenic sensitive persons can cause immediate coughing and/or shortness of breath.

Repeated exposure:May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure resulting in skin and/or respiratory sensitivity.

CM R effects: None noted

OTHER INFORMATION

This information is based on our present knowledge; however, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.

All efforts have been made to provide this product in a manner which minimizes the opportunity for damaging exposure. However, precautions must always be followed to provide safe handling procedures according to the listed potentials for hazardous conditions not associated with intended usage and handling.