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U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Non-Mandatory Form) Form Approved OMB No. 1218-0072

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET May be used to comply with OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200. Standard must be consulted for specific requirements. IDENTITY (As Used on Label and List)

Note: Blank spaces are not permitted. If any item is not applicable, or no information is available, the space must be marked to indicate that.

Aspirin Powder Section I Manufacturer's Name

Emergency Telephone Number

Bimeda, Inc.

800-424-9300 (Chemtrec Service)

Address (Number, Street, City, State and ZIP Code)

Telephone Number for Information

One Tower Lane, Suite 2250 Oakbrook Terrace Tower Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


Date Prepared

February 17, 2006 Signature of Preparer (optional)

Section II - Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information COMPOSITION: Anti-Inflammatory Hazardous Components (Specific Chemical Identity, Common Name(s)



Acetylsalicylic Acid



Other Limits Recommended

% (Optional)

Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics Boiling Point Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.)

N/A 2.52 x 10-5 mm Hg

Vapor Density (AIR = 1)


Specific Gravity (H20 = 1)


Melting Point


Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1)


Solubility in Water Slightly soluble in water. Appearance and Odor Colorless or white crystals or crystalline powder; odorless or faint odor.

Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data Flash Point (Method Used) N/F

Flammable Limits N/F



Extinguishing Media Water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, fire fighting (3F) foam as appropriate for surrounding fire and materials. Special Fire Fighting Procedures Fire fighter should use self-contained breathing apparatus and turn out gear.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards This material is combustible. As with all dry powders, it is advisable to ground mechanical equipment in contact with dry material to dissipate the potential buildup of static electricity.

(Reproduce locally) OSHA 174, Sept. 1985

Section V - Reactivity Data Stability


Conditions to Avoid


None Known

Avoid extreme heat and fire


Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid

Strong oxidizing agents, bases, carbon dioxide. Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts

Toxic fumes of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide Hazardous Polymerization

May Occur Will Not Occur

Conditions to Avoid


None Known

Section VI - Health Hazard Data Inhalation?

Route(s) of Entry:

May cause irritation


May be harmful


May be harmful

May be harmful

Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic) Not known Carcinogenicity:


IARC Monographs?

OSHA Regulated?

Unknown Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Adverse effects most commonly include heartburn, nausea and/or vomiting. Less frequent effects may include trouble breathing, tiredness or weakness and skin rash. Possible allergic reaction to material if inhaled, ingested or in contact with skin. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure Pregnant women should avoid aspirin during their last trimester due to potential problems for both fetus and the mother. Persons sensitive to other salicylates or to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents may be sensitive to this material as well. Hypersensitivity to material, nasal polyps, asthma, thrombocytopenia, erosive gastritis, peptic ulcer, hemophelia or other bleeding problems, severe kidney failure, severe liver insufficiency and active alcoholism. Emergency and First Aid Procedures If ingested, wash out mouth with water. Call a physician. In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. In case of eye contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating eyelids with fingers. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use. Inhalation: Causes irritation and is a known respiratory allergen. Avoid inhalation, remove to fresh air. Ingestion: Causes irritation and toxicity. Avoid ingestion. Flush out mouth with water. This material is rapidly and completely absorbed from the gastro intestinal tract.

Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled Wear approved respiratory protection, chemically compatible gloves and protective clothing. Wipe up spillage or collect spillage using high efficiency vacuum cleaner. Avoid breathing dust. Place spillage in appropriately labeled container for disposal. Wash spill site. Waste Disposal Method Dispose of waste in accordance with local, state or Federal regulations. Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storing As a general rule, when handling powders avoid all contact and inhalation of dust, mists and/or vapors associated with the material. Wash thoroughly after handling. Other Precautions Keep tightly closed. Store in a tight container. This material should be handled and stored per label instructions to ensure product integrity.

Section VIII - Control Measures Respiratory Precaution (Specify Type) Wear approved respirator. Local Exhaust


Should be provided

Mechanical (General) Protective Gloves




Chemical resistant gloves

Eye Protection

Use with adequate ventilation.

Yes (Goggles)

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment Safety shower and eye wash station. Work/Hygienic Practices Normal accepted practices which minimize contact with eyes, mouth, nose and skin.

OTHER STORAGE REQUIREMENT: Keep tightly closed. Store in cool dry place. ANIMAL TOXICITY: Oral rat:: LD50 200mg/kg, Mouse: LD50 250mg/kg

The information contained herein is considered to be correct as of the date of this data sheet but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. No warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Bimeda, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damages caused by the use, storage or disposal of the product in a manner not recommended on the product label. Users assume all risks associated with such unrecommended use, storage, or disposal of the product. Page 2

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