REACTIVITY & CONDITIONS TO AVOID
Stable. Corrosive liquid. No hazardous self-reactivity. Reactive with bases and metals.
Will volatilize in general fire. Reacts with metals to form flammable hydrogen gas. Releases
corrosive gas when heated. Do not inhale fumes. Thallium fumes or vapors may result.
Firefighters wear SCBA. NFPA # 2-0-1.
Corrosive and irritating to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Consider poisonous all routes. LD 50
(oral-mouse) (TlNO 3) 33 mg/kg. Human lethal dose of thallium is 0.5-1.0 g. Cumulative effects.
Reproductive system effects. Depilatory. OSHA PEL/ACGIH TLV: TWA 2 ppm (HNO 3); ACGIH TLV-STEL
4 ppm (HNO 3); TWA 0.1 mg(Tl)/m 3. No evidence of carcinogenicity.
Wear goggles and rubber gloves while handling. Eye wash and emergency drench shower required
in work area.
Wash contact area thoroughly with water. If eye irritation persists, see a physician. If
swallowed, give water or milk and DO NOT induce vomiting. Call a physician.
SPILLS & LEAKS
Contain spill. Take up in absorbent. Disposal to hazardous waste.
CATALOG # PREPARED BY DATE
1817 MDM December 19, 2005
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