Material Safety Data Sheet
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Lead Sulfide
Natural lead sulfide; plumbous sulfide
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
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Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: silver solid.
Warning! May cause harm to the unborn child.
Causes eye irritation. May cause skin and respiratory tract
irritation. Possible risk of impaired fertility. Potential cancer
hazard. May cause cancer based on animal studies. May cause central
nervous system effects. May cause kidney damage. Affects the
blood-forming organs. Danger of cumulative effects.
Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system,
blood forming organs.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye irritation. May cause visual disturbances.
May cause skin irritation.
Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
Many lead compounds can cause toxic effects in the blood-forming
organs, kidneys, and central nervous
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause effects similar to
those described for ingestion.
Chronic exposure to lead may result in plumbism which is
characterized by lead line in gum, headache, muscle weakness, mental
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally
lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
The use of Dimercaprol or BAL (British Anti-Lewisite) as a chelating
agent should be determined by qualified medical personnel. The use of
d-Penicillamine as a chelating agent should be determined by
qualified medical personnel. The use of Calcium disodium EDTA as a
chelating agent should be determined by qualified medical personnel.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
(estimated) Health: ; Flammability: ; Instability:
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid
generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and
wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust
generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and
clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with
oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away
from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
0.05 mg/m3 TWA (as Pb) (listed under Lead, inorganic compounds).
0.050 mg/m3 TWA (as Pb) (listed under Lead compounds).
50 ęg/m3 TWA (as Pb) (listed under Lead, inorganic compounds).50 ęg/m3 TWA (as Pb); 30 ęg/m3 Action Level (as Pb, Poison - see 29 CFR 1910.102 5) (listed under Lead, inorganic compounds).
OSHA Vacated PELs:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29
CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a
NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved
respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if
irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Solid
Odor: none reported
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg @ 852 deg C
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not applicable.
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 1281.1 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:1113.9 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Insoluble in water.
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Dust generation, strong oxidants.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Oxidizing agents, active metals, sodium.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Oxides of sulfur, lead/lead oxides.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
- ACGIH: A3 - Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans (listed as 'Lead, inorganic compounds').
- California: carcinogen, initial date 10/1/92 (listed as Lead compounds).
- NTP: Suspect carcinogen (listed as Lead compounds).
- IARC: Group 2A carcinogen (listed as Lead, inorganic compounds).
There are several reports that certain lead compounds
administered to animals in high doses are carcinogenic,
primarily producing renal tumors. Salts demonstrating
carcinogenicity in animals are usually soluble salts.
Epidemiological studies have not shown a relationship
between lead exposure and the incidence of cancer in lead
workers. However, one study of lead-exposed workers
demonstrated a statistically significant elevation in the
standardized mortality ratio for gastric and lung cancer in
battery plant workers only.
Lead penetrates the placental barrier and has caused fetal
abnormalities in animals. Excesssive exposure to lead
during pregnancy has caused neurological disorders in
Reproductive effects from lead have been documented in
animals and human beings of both sexes. In battery workmen
with a mean exposure of 8.5 years to lead, there was an
increased frequency of sperm abnormalities as compared with
a control group.
No data available.
Subtle neurologic effects have been demonstrated with
relatively low blood levels of lead. The performance of
lead workers on various neurophysiological tests was mildly
reduced when compared with a control group. Anxiety,
depression, poor concentration, forgetfulness, mild
reductions in motor and sensory nerve conduction
velociities have been documented in lead-exposed workers.
Section 12 - Ecological Information
No data available.
No information available.
No information available.
No information available.
May be toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause long-term adverse
effects in the aquatic environment.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
||Not regulated as a hazardous material
||No information available.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 1314-87-0 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 1314-87-0: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
This material contains Lead sulfide
(listed as Lead, inorganic compounds), 100.0%, (CAS# 1314-87-0) which
is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title
III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
CAS# 1314-87-0 (listed as Lead compounds) is listed as a hazardous air
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 1314-87-0 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
CAS# 1314-87-0 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water
None of the chemicals in this product
are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 1314-87-0 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Minnesota, (listed as Lead, inorganic compounds),
California Prop 65
The following statement(s) is(are) made in order to comply with
the California Safe Drinking Water Act:
WARNING: This product contains Lead sulfide, listed as `Lead
compounds', a chemical known to the state of California to cause
WARNING: This product contains Lead sulfide, listed as `Lead,
inorganic compounds', a chemical known to the state of California to
cause developmental reproductive toxicity.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 20/22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
R 33 Danger of cumulative effects.
R 61 May cause harm to the unborn child.
R 62 Possible risk of impaired fertility.
R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term
adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
immediately (show the label where possible).
S 53 Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
S 60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardou
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions
/safety data sheets.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 1314-87-0: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 1314-87-0 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of D1B, D2A.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS
contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 1314-87-0 (listed as Lead, inorganic compounds) is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 9/28/1998
Revision #6 Date: 11/06/2007
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