SDS

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SAFETY DATA SHEET
Phosphate Buffered Saline
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Phosphate Buffered Saline
Other Names:
Sorenson's Saline
Product Number(s):
APBS-1L
CAS Number:
?
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Used as a buffer or cell wash diluent in microscopy in hospital and pathology laboratories.
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
Not classified as Hazardous according to criteria of Worksafe Australia.
Label Elements
Signal Words
Warning
Hazard Statement(s)
Not classified as hazardous according to criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1008].
Precautionary Statement(s)
Safety Phrases:
S24/25: Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Primary route(s) of entry
No further relevant information available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
May cause irritation to the nose, throat and respiratory system with effects including: Dizziness, headache and possible confusion.
Ingestion:
May cause irritation to mouth, throat and stomach with effects including mucous build up, irritation to the tongue and lips and pains in the stomach.
Eyes:
May cause irritation to the eyes, with effects including: tearing, pain, stinging and blurred vision.
Skin:
May cause irritation to the skin, with effects including; Redness and itchiness.
Environment
No further relevant information available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
SODIUM CHLORIDE
7647‐14‐5
0.8%
POTASSIUM DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE
7778‐77‐0
0.02%
DISODIUM HYDROGEN ORTHOPHOSPHATE
7558‐79‐4
0.1%
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE
7447‐40‐7
0.02%
WATER
7732‐18‐5
99%
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious give water. If sickness persists transport to hospital or doctor.
Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply resuscitation if victim is not breathing ‐ If trained personnel available administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Skin Contact
If material is splashed onto the skin, remove any contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with water and soap if available.If irritation persists transport to hospital or doctor.
Eye Contact
If material is splashed into eyes, immediately, flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes, ensuring eye lids are held open. If irritation persists transport to hospital or doctor.
Other Information
Eye wash fountain, safety shower and normal wash room facilities. Treat symptomatically.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
Use extinguishing media suitable for surrounding fire situation. This material is not a flammable or combustible liquid.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
Fire fighters to wear Self‐contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) in confined spaces, in oxygen deficient atmospheres or if exposed to products of decomposition. Full protective clothing is also recommended. If safe to do so, move undamaged containers from fire area.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
No further relevant information available.
Environmental precautions
Not available.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Bund area using sand or soil ‐ to prevent run off into drains and waterways. Use absorbent (soil, sand, vermiculite or other inert material). Collect and seal in properly labelled containers for disposal. Remainder of material can be washed to drain with plenty of water.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Wear appropriate protective equipment while handling. Refer to Section 8.
Conditions for safe storage
Store in a cool place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from sources of heat or ignition. Store away from oxidising agents. Keep containers closed, when not using the product. Store in original packages as approved by manufacturer.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Engineering controls
Maintain adequate ventilation at all times. In most circumstances natural ventilation systems are adequate unless the material is heated, reacted or otherwise changed in some type of chemical reaction, then the use of a local exhaust ventilation system is recommended.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Chemical goggles or face shield to protect eyes.
Skin protection
PVC or natural rubber.
Body protection
PVC or natural rubber apron or splash suit.
Respiratory protection
Avoid breathing of vapours/gases. Select and use respirators in accordance with AS/NZS 1715/1716. The use of a P1 dust mask (disposable) or with replaceable filters is recommended. Filter capacity and respirator type depends on exposure levels and type of contaminant. If entering spaces where the airborne concentration of a contaminant is unknown then the use of a Self‐contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with positive pressure air supply complying with AS/NZS 1715 / 1716, or any other acceptable International Standard is recommended.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Clear Liquid
Odour
Not available.
pH
Not available.
Vapour Pressure
23 hPa @ 20°C
Density
Not available.
Boiling Point
~100°C
Melting Point
0°C.
Solubility
Soluble in all proportions
Specific Gravity of Density
~ 1.0
Flash Point
Not available.
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Not available.
Ignition Temperature
Not available.
Formula
Not available.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
Stable under normal conditions of use.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
Will not occur.
Conditions to avoid
Heat, flames, ignition sources and incompatible materials.
Incompatible materials
Strong alkalis, acids, oxidising agents.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
None known.
Eye contact
If material is splashed into eyes, immediately, flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes, ensuring eye lids are held open. If irritation persists transport to hospital or doctor.
Skin contact
If material is splashed onto the skin, remove any contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with water and soap if available.
If irritation persists transport to hospital or doctor.
Ingestion
If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious give water. If sickness persists transport to hospital or doctor.
Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply resuscitation if victim is not breathing ‐ If trained personnel available administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Toxicity and irritation
No data available to classify Carcinogenic Category.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
Not available.
Persistence and degradability
Not available.
Bioaccumulative potential
Not available.
Other adverse effects
Not available.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Refer to appropriate authority in your State. Dispose of material through a licensed waste contractor. Advise flammable nature. Normally suitable for disposal by approved waste disposal agent.
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
Not regulated.
Special precautions for users
Not regulated.
Additional information
Not regulated.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
Not regulated.
Other Information
No further information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
2 June 2016
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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