Molybdenum Hazard and Protection

Molybdenum hazard and protection includes molybdenum powder and molybdenum products effect on the human body and the environment and emergency protection measures when leakage, burning and other situation to occur.

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1.Health hazards
Inhalation: Inhalation, ingestion.
Health hazards: Irritation on eyes, skin, some long time contacts show pneumoconiosis, conscious breathing difficulties, body fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, coughing and so on.

2. Toxicological information and environmental behavior
Acute toxicity: LD506.1mg / kg (rat oral)
Hazardous characteristics: the powder will burn or even explosion under high temperature. And it can react with oxidizing agent to produce molybdenum oxide.
Combustion (decomposition) products: molybdenum oxide.


1. Leakage emergency treatment
To isolate leakage polluted area and to set up a warning signs round the polluted area. Besides, there should cut off the fire source. The emergency personnel should wear self-contained breathing apparatus, chemical protective clothing. Do not use tools that can produce sparks and carefully avoid dust. Collect the pollutant to the waste disposal sites for destroying. Finally, scrub the leaked area with water and put the diluted wash water into the waste water system.

2. Protective measures
Respiratory protection: workers must wear protective masks. If necessary, they should wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Eye protection: Wear chemical safety glasses.
Protective clothing: Wear anti-static overalls.
Hand protection: Wear chemical-resistant gloves.
Other: work site forbid smoking, eating and drinking. After work, take a shower. Pay attention to personal hygiene.

3. First aid measures
Skin contact: Rinse thoroughly with soap and water. Get medical attention.
Eye Contact: Remove eyelid and rinse with running water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove from fresh air. Get medical attention.
Ingestion: Take the right amount of warm water to drink, induce vomiting. Get medical attention.
Fire fighting methods: Dry powder.

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