Northern Nanotechnologies MSDS Zn S rev 1 0 Page 2
Potential Health Effects:
No health effects have been determined for nanocrystalline forms of this material.
We recommend appropriate precautions be taken to limit exposure to this
Inhalation: No data available.
Skin contact: No data available.
Eye contact: No data available.
Ingestion: No data available.
Some research has indicated that Zinc sulfide is a questionable carcinogen.
Section 4 First Aid Measures
Eye contact: If this chemical gets into the eyes, remove any contact lenses at
once and irrigate immediately for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting upper
and lower lids. Seek medical attention immediately.
Skin contact: If this chemical contacts the skin, remove contaminated clothing
and wash immediately with soap and water. Seek medical attention immediately.
Inhalation: If this chemical has been inhaled, remove from exposure, begin
rescue breathing (using universal precautions) if breathing has stopped and CPR
if heart action has stopped. Transfer promptly to a medical facility.
Ingestion: When this chemical has been swallowed, get medical attention. Give
large quantities of water and induce vomiting. Do not make an unconscious
Medical observation is recommended for 24 48 hours after breathing
overexposure, as pulmonary edema may be delayed. As first aid for pulmonary
edema, a doctor or authorized paramedic may consider administering a
corticosteroid spray. If metal fume fever develops (from exposure to the oxide), it
may last less than 36 hours. Note to Physician: In case of fume inhalation, treat
pulmonary edema. Give prednisone or other corticosteroid orally to reduce tissue
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