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Orange Silica Gel MSDS

Orange silica gel can be reactivated in an oven for re-use. This material is not classified as hazardous waste under EEC Directive 91/689/EEC Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local and national regulations. This material is not classified as special waste under UK Special Waste Regulations 1996 and can be disposed of by landfill at an approved site.

Toxicity The lethal dose for humans for synthetic amorphous silica is estimated at over 15,000mg/kg. Health Effects Inhalation Synthetic amorphous silica gel has little adverse effect on lungs and does not produce significant disease or toxic effect when exposure is kept below the permitted limits. However existing medical conditions (eg asthma, bronchitis) may be aggravated by exposure to dust. Effects of dust may be greater, and occur at lower levels of exposure in smokers compared to non-smokers. Eye Contact Dust may cause discomfort and mild irritation. Skin Contact Dust may have a drying effect on the skin. Carcinogenicity Amorphous silica is not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans (Group 3).