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Calcium Carbonate Toxicology

Identification and Uses :
 
CAS Number : 471-34-1
Molecular formula : CaCO3
 
Uses and emission sources :
 
-Paper fabrication,
-Plastic fabrication,
-Ceramics.
 
Toxicology :
 
This product is absorbed by the respiratory tract.
 
I-Acute Exposure :
 
A-Inhalation :
Excessive concentrations of this nuisance dust may cause coughing, sneezing and irritation of the nasal mucosal membranes.
 
B-Ingestion :
Not toxic.
 
C-Skin Contact :
Skin overexposure does not represent a health hazard.
 
D-Ocular Contact :
There is no information available but dusts could cause mecanical irritation.
 
II-Chronic Exposure :
 
Excessive doses by ingestion may cause alcalosis and hyperkaliemia.
 
Effects on Development :
No data concerning any antenatal developmental effect has been found in the consulted documentary sources.
 
Carcinogenic Effects :
No data concerning any carcinogenic effect has been found in the consulted documentary sources.
 
Mutagenic Effects :
No data concerning any mutagenic in vivo or in vitro effect on cells of mammals has been found in the consulted documentary sources.
 
First Aid :
 
I-Inhalation :
 
Move the worker to fresh air. Seek medical care if the individual presents respiratory problems.
 
II-Ingestion :
 
If large amounts are ingested, give water to drink and seek medical advice.
 
III-Skin Contact :
 
Copiously wash the affected area with water. Ask for medical advice if irritation develops.
 
IV-Ocular Contact :
 
Copiously wash with running water. Ask for medical advice if irritation develops.
 
Québec's Exposure Limit :
 
VEMP = 10 mg/m³, as total dust containing less than 1% crystalline silica.
 
 
References :
1-Chemical Hazards of the Workplace, Proctor & Hughes, last edition.
2-Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Ladou J., last edition
3-Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, Lewis C., last edition.
4-Occupational Medicine, Zenz Carl, last edition.
5-Toxicologie Industrielle et Intoxications Professionnelles, Lauwerys R.R.
last edition

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Typecodes Article by Edouard Bastarache
Edouard Bastarache is a well known doctor that has written many articles on the subject of toxicity of ceramic materials and books on technical aspects of ceramics. He writes in both English and French.
Materials Calcium Carbonate
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