POTASSIUM NITRATE

SORTS OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

HEARTH Not flamable however enhances combustion of alternative substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in an exceedingly fireplace.
NO contact with combustibles or reducing agents.
In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with reducing agents.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

•INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or respiration protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
•SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Take away contaminated garments. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
•EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with masses of water for many minutes (take away contact lenses if simply doable), then take to a doctor.
•INGESTION Abdominal pain. Blue lips or fingernails. Blue skin. Dizziness. Laboured breathing. Confusion. Convulsions. Diarrhoea. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.