P.O. Drawer 189    Hoffman, NC 28347    1.800.572.6348    910.281.3189    (fax)910.281.3815
 
 


Material Safety Data Sheet

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SOUTHERN PRODUCTS & SILICA COMPANY
P.O. Drawer 189, Hoffman, N.C. 28347 phone 910-281-3189 fax 910-281-3815

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
01/01/2010

PRODUCT NAMES/SYNONYMS: Washed, dried and screened sub-angular silica sands and gravel. High purity, quartzite, crystalline silica, silicon dioxide.

HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS: High purity quartzite. Typical chemical analysis of silica content as SiO2 is 99.72%.

PHYSICAL DATA:

Melting Point - 2912 Ph Effect - Not Applicable - Not Soluble
Boiling Point - Not Applicable - 4000F Form - Free Flowing, Granular Solid
Specific Gravity - 2.60 Color - Grayish White
Evaporation Rate - Not Volatile Odor - Odorless
Vapor Density - Not Volatile
Vapor Pressure - Not Volatile
Water Solubility - Not Soluble

FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA: Contains "free silica". Prolonged, repeated, inhalation of restorable silica dust may cause silicosis or chronic fibrotic lung disease. Follow OSHA safety and health standards or as amended. AVOID BREATHING RESPIRABLE DUSTS FROM THESE PRODUCTS.

REACTIVITY DATA:
Stability - Stable Decomposition - Will not occur Incompatibility - Active fluorine compounds Polymerization - Will not occur

SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES:
AVOID BREATHING RESPIRABLE DUST OVER EXTENDED PERIOD. Sand and gravel may be disposed of in landfill operation or other areas where local regulations permit.

SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION: Follow current OSHA safety and health standards or as amended, if exposure limits to respirable dust are likely to be exceeded. Use an OSHA approved respirator.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Avoid respiration of silica dust over an extended period of time. Use an OSHA approved respirator if exposure limits to respirable dust are likely to be exceeded. See OSHA safety and health standards to determine exposure limits.

CARCINOGENICITY: In February 1992, the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, listed "respirable crystalline silica" in its 6th Annual Report on Carcinogen. In 1987, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in its publication of Monograph 42 concluded that there is sufficient evidence of the carcinogenicity of crystalline silica to experimental animals, and there is limited evidence of the carcinogenicity of crystalline silica to humans.

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