This is a summary. A detailed data sheet is available from Johnson Matthey at emergency phone # 610-648-8185 (24 hrs).
Primary routes of exposure: Inhalation and ingestion.
Target Organs (by metal)
Chromium-skin, Iron-respiratory system, Magnesium-respiratory system & eyes, Nickel-lungs, paranasal, sinus, central nervous system (nickel is listed as a carcinogen by NTP, IARC, OSHA.
Fire fighters should wear self-contained breathing apparatus as toxic fumes may be evolved during a fire.
Eyes: Flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes.
Skin: Wash with soap and water.
Ingestion: Give milk or water. Do not induce vomiting if person is unconscious.
Material is stable, however, acids can attack it.
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