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DIATOMACEOUS EARTH
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
HMIS
LAST REVIEW 4-28-00


I. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:

 Diatomaceous Earth

 
Chemical Name:

 

 Chemical Family:

  SILICATES

Formula:

Si02


II. INGREDIENTS

Mineral or Chemical Name:

                    
      Weight %           CAS#

AMORPHOUS SILICA - NATURAL DIATOMITE    95.0%-100.0%   61790-53-2


III. PHYSICAL DATA:

Specific Gravity

2.2 

 

Bulk Density

  26 lb/cu. ft. 

Boiling Point:

N/A 

 

Freezing Point:

  N/A 

Vapor Pressure:

N/A 

 

Vapor Density:

  N/A 

Evaporation Rate:

N/A 

 

% Volatile:

  NONE 

Appearance and odor:A SOFT EARTHY POWDERSolubility in water:  2%


IV. HEALTH HAZARD DATA:

Flash Point:

   NONE

         Flammable Limits:

 NONE

Extinquishing Media:

 NONE

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:

 NONE

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:

 NONE

Threshold Limit Value: 10MG/M3
         Total Dust: NUISANCE DUST

Possible effects of a single overexposure:

Inhalation
 ACUTE ACCIDENTAL OVEREXPOSURE WOULD BE NON-SPECIFIC.  SYMPTOMS MIGHT INCLUDE COUGHING, WHEEZING, DIFFICULTY  BREATHING, AND UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION

Skin Contact

 NO KNOWN CONCERNS

Eye Contact

 MAY CAUSE TEMPORARY DISCOMFORT AND IRRITATION

Ingestion

 NO KNOWN HAZARD

Possible effects of repeated overexposure:

 CHRONIC OVEREXPOSURE MAY CAUSE PNEUMOCONIOSIS  (DUSTY LUNGS)
*** NO KNOWN HAZARDS ***

Inhalation REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. IF BREATHING IS DIFFICULT,
 GIVE OXYGEN AND CALL A PHYSICIAN.

Skin Contact
 OF NO GENERAL CONCERN. SIMPLY WASH WITH SOAP AND
 WATER

Eye Contact FOR ACUTE EXPOSURE, FLUSH WITH WATER. IF
 DISCOMFORT PERSISTS, CALL A PHYSICIAN

Ingestion

 NO KNOWN HAZARD

Notes to Physician: THERE ARE NO SPECIFIC ANTIDOTES FOR ACUTE OVER-
 EXPOSURE. TREATMENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED AT
 CONTROL OF SYMPTOMS.


V. REACTIVITY DATA:

Stability:  INERT Incompatibility:  Hydrofluoric Acid

Hazardous Decomposition By-products:



  NONE KNOWN

Hazardous Polymerization:



  NONE

Conditions to Avoid:
  NONE KNOWN


VI. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES:

Steps to be taken if material is released or spilled:  VACUUM CLEAN OR WET SWEEP SPILLAGE

Waste Disposal Method:
 WASTE SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF IN
 CLOSED CONTAINERS TO PREVENT DUST.
 Product is not considered a hazarous waste   under RGRA (40 GFR Part 261).


VII. SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION:

Respiratory ProtectionAPPROVED DUST RESPIRATORS FOR EXPOSURE TO POTENTIALLY HIGH DUST ENVIRONMENTS.

Ventilation: LOCAL EXHAUST VENTILATION RECOMMENDED

Protective Gloves: NOT REQUIRED Eye Protection: SAFETY GLASSES

Other Protective Equipment: NOT REQUIRED


VIII. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:

Precautions to be taken in handling and storage:

   AS WITH ALL POWDERS, LIMIT THE CREATION AND INHALATION OF DUST.
   WET FLOORS MAY BECOME EXTREMELY SLIPPERY WHEN DIATOMITE IS PRESENT.


IX. ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS:
None


X. BENEFITS CLAIMED BY LONG-TERM USERS


  • Completely safe and nontoxic
  • Controls fleas and ticks
  • Stimulates basic metabolism
  • Converts feed better
  • Reduces odor and moisture in barns and stalls
  • Results in better coat and/or hoof condition
  • Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly population
  • Cost effective
  • Reduces annual vet bills
  • Controls worms and internal parasites without chemicals
  • Reduces overall animal stress


XI . SUGGESTED FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS

Kittens 1/2 teaspoon
Cats 1 teaspoon
Dogs under 50 lbs. 2 teaspoons
Dogs over 50 lbs. 1 Tablespoon
Dogs over 100 lbs. 2 Tablespoons
Cattle 2% by weight of dry ration
Calves 4 grams in morning
Dairy cattle 2% by weight of dry ration
Chickens 5% in feed
Goats 1% in grain
Hogs 2% of weight in feed ration
Horses 1/2 - 1 cup in daily ration
Lamas 2% by weight of feed ration
Sheep 1% in ground grain


XII. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Omega Chemistries - an MSDS in a .pdf file.
EMScience - another MSDS
Physchem.ox.ac.uk - an MSDS from the UK
Green Sense - still another MSDS
Insecto Instructions for Use


XIII. DISCLAIMER

This information is believed to be accurate, but additional resources are listed so the consumer can research the product further. Because we have no control over how the product is used, there is no guarantee given by A Pacapacas Farm either expressed or implied regarding the effects of use, the results obtained, or the safety and toxicity of the product.

This information is not to be construed as complete, since additional information may be necessary or desirable when exceptional conditions or circumstances exist or because of applicable laws or governmental regulations.




This information was gleaned from a variety of sites around the web.
For questions about the website, contact apacapacas@apacapacas.com



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