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SAFETY DATA SHEET
Formalin Biopsy Jars, neutral buffered, 3.7%
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Formalin biopsy jars, neutral buffered, 3.7%
Other Names:
Neutral Buffered Formalin; 10%Buffered Formalin Fixative
Product Number(s):
ANBFJ-200
CAS Number:
-
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory use
.Hospital and pathology laboratories only.
Company Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
Emergency Contact Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
Classified as Hazardous according to the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and Safe Work Australia criteria.
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
H302+H312+H332 Harmful if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled.
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
H350 May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statement(s)
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P272 Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace.
P201 Obtain special instructions before use.
P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
P321 Specific treatment (see on this label).
P301+P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing.
P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
P333+P313 If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. P330 Rinse mouth. P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water.
P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national regulations.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation, coughing, discomfort, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, incoordination and chest pain.
Ingestion:
Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of mouth, throat and stomach, mucous build up and stomach pain.
Eyes:
Causes serious eye damage, irritation, tearing, stinging, blurred vision and pain.
Skin:
Harmful in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns redness, blistering and dermatitis.
Environment
Not available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Formaldehyde
50-00-0
~3.7%
Acute Tox. 3, H301; Acute Tox. 3, H311; Acute Tox. 3, H331; Muta. 2, H341; Carc. 1B, H350; Skin Corr. 1B, H314; Skin Sens. 1, H317.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Immediately rinse mouth with water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Seek medical attention if breathing problems develop.
Skin Contact
In case of skin contact, immediately remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas with water and soap. Seek immediate medical attention.
Eye Contact
In case of eye contact, hold eyelids open and rinse with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.
Other Information
This substance is capable of causing serious irrevesible effects after a single exposure. Such irreversible effects can include central nervous system effects and kidney and liver damage.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
Use fire extinguishing methods suitable to surrounding conditions.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
Hazardous combustion products include oxides of carbon, smoke and other fumes. Combustible liquid Class 1. Containers close to fire should be removed if safe to do so. Use water spray to cool fire exposed containers. When fighting a major fire wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective equipment.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Wear approved respiratory protection, chemical resistant gloves, protective clothing and safety boots. Evacuate all non-essential personnel from affected area. Do not breathe vapours. Ensure adequate ventilation. Extinguish all sources of ignition. Avoid sparks and open flames. No smoking.
Environmental precautions
In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Stop leak if safe to do so and absorb spill with sand, earth, vermiculite or some other absorbent material. Do not use sawdust. Collect the spilled material and place into properly labeled container for disposal.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Use of safe work practices are recommended to avoid eye or skin contact and inhalation of vapours. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
Food, beverages and tobacco products should not be stored or consumed where this material is in use. Always wash hands before smoking, eating, drinking or using the toilet. Wash contaminated clothing and other protective equipment before storage or re-use. Provide eyewash fountains and safety showers in close proximity to points of potential exposure.
Conditions for safe storage
Store in a cool, dry and well ventilated area. Keep in original container, tightly closed when not in use. Protect from direct sunlight, heat, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition. Store at temperatures above 20 °C. Keep away from strong oxidising agents.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Material
TWA ppm
TWA mg/m3
STEL ppm
STEL mg/m3
Formaldehyde
1 ppm
1.2 mg/m³
2 ppm
2.5 mg/m³
Engineering controls
Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapour below occupational exposure standards.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Eye and face protectors for protection against splashing materials or liquids. See Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1337 for more information.
Skin protection
PVC or natural rubber gloves. See Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2161 for more information. When selecting gloves for use against certain chemicals, the degradation resistance, permeation rate and permeation breakthrough time should be considered.
Occupational protective clothing (depending on conditions in which it has to be used, in particular as regards the period for which it is worn, which shall be determined on the basis of the seriousness of the risk, the frequency of exposure to the risk, the characteristics of the workstation of each worker and the performance of the protective clothing). See Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 4501 for more information.
Body protection
No information available.
Respiratory protection
When vapours approach the exposure standards then the use of a half-face organic vapour respirator with dust/mist filter is recommended.
When vapours exceed the exposure standards, the use of an positive pressure demand self-contained or airline breathing apparatus is recommended. Filter capacity and respirator type depends on exposure levels. If entering spaces where the airborne concentration of a contaminant is unknown then the use of a selfcontained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with positive pressure air supply is recommended. See Australian Standards AS/NZS 1715 and 1716 for more information.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Clear liquid
Odour
Pungent
pH
Not available.
Vapour Pressure
No information available.
Density
~1.02
Boiling Point
~100 °C (approx.)
Melting Point
~0 °C
Solubility
Completely soluble in water.
Specific Gravity of Density
Not available.
Flash Point
72 °C
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Not applicable.
Ignition Temperature
Not available.
Formula
Not available.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
Stable at ambient temperature and under normal conditions of use.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.
Conditions to avoid
Heat, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition.
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidising agents, strong alkalies and acids.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
This substance is capable of causing serious irrevesible effects after a single exposure. Such irreversible effects can include central nervous system effects and kidney and liver damage.
Eye contact
Causes serious eye damage, irritation, tearing, stinging, blurred vision and pain. This substance is capable of causing serious irrevesible effects after a single exposure.
Skin contact
Harmful in contact with skin. Causes severe skin burns redness, blistering and dermatitis. This substance is capable of causing serious irrevesible effects after a single exposure.
Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of mouth, throat and stomach, mucous build up and stomach pain. This substance is capable of causing serious irrevesible effects after a single exposure.
Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation, coughing, discomfort, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, incoordination and chest pain. This substance is capable of causing serious irrevesible effects after a single exposure.
Toxicity and irritation
LD??/LC?? Values Relevant for Classification:
50-00-0 Formaldehyde
Oral LD?? >200 mg/kg (rat)
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
No further relevant information available.
Persistence and degradability
No further relevant information available.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Other adverse effects
No further relevant information available.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Dispose according to applicable local and state government regulations.
Special Precautions for Landfill or Incineration:
Please consult your state Land Waste Management Authority for more information.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
None.
Proper shipping name
Not regulated.
Transport hazard class
Void
Packing group
None.
Environmental hazard
No
Special precautions for users
No information available.
Additional information
Packaging & Labelling:
Cautionary statements:
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
Poisons Schedule: 6
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
6 November 2017
Comments
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) has been prepared in compliance with the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice February 2016. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability of this information for adoption of necessary safety precautions. The information published in this SDS has been compiled from the publications listed in Section 16: to the best of our ability and knowledge these publications are considered accurate. We reserve the right to revise Safety Data Sheets as new information becomes available. Copies may be made for non-profit use.

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