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Barium Chloride Safety

BaCl2 Hazards Identification

MSDS Name: Barium Chloride Dihydrate
Appearance: white.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Contact produces irritation, tearing, and burning pain. May cause conjunctivitis.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. Prolonged contact with the skin, especially if the skin is wet or moist, causes necrosis.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause kidney damage. May cause severe digestive tract irritation with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause hemorrhaging of the digestive tract. Barium chloride affects the muscles (especially the smooth muscles of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems), causes salivation, tingl ing of the mouth or face, convulsions, numbness, muscle paralysis, res piratory failure, slow pulse rate, pulmonary edema, irregular heart be at, potassium deficiency in the blood.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
Chronic: No information found.

BaCl2 First Aid Measures

Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

BaCl2 Fire Fighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Extinguishing Media : For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

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