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Laboratory reagent. A large volume industrial chemical. Manufacture of calcium salts. A
binder in mortar, plaster, cement and in building and paving materials. A component in
drilling muds, pesticides, fireproof coatings, water paints. As an acid neutralizing agent
in water and sewage treatment. Disinfectant. As a flux in steel production; in manufacture
of paper pulp. Depilatory, dehairing hides. Poultry food additive - shell forming agent.
In purification of sugar.
"Hydrated Lime", "Ca-H2-O2 Ca(OH)2", "calcium hydrate caustic lime hydrated lime slaked
lime", "lime water milk of lime limbux lime setelime", "kemikal lime hydrated hydrolime
Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
Although ingestion is not thought to produce harmful effects, the material may still be damaging to the health of the individual following ingestion, especially where pre- existing organ (e.g. liver, kidney) damage is evident. Present definitions of harmful or toxic substances are generally based on doses producing mortality (death) rather than those producing morbidity (disease, ill-health). Gastrointestinal tract discomfort may produce nausea and vomiting. In an occupational setting however, ingestion of insignificant quantities is not thought to be cause for concern. Considered an unlikely route of entry in commercial/industrial environments.
This material can cause eye irritation and damage in some persons. The material may produce severe irritation to the eye causing pronounced inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis.
This material can cause inflammation of the skin oncontact in some persons. Skin contact is not thought to have harmful health effects, however the material may still produce health damage following entry through wounds, lesions or abrasions. Solution of material in moisture on the skin, or perspiration, may markedly increase skin corrosion and accelerate tissue destruction. Open cuts, abraded or irritated skin should not be exposed to this material. The material may accentuate any pre-existing skin condition.
If inhaled, this material can irritate the throat andlungs of some persons. Although inhalation is not thought to produce harmful effects, the material may still produce health damage, especially where pre-existing organ (e.g. liver, kidney) damage is evident. Present definitions of harmful or toxic substances are generally confined to doses producing mortality (death) rather than those producing morbidity (disease, ill- health). Reactions may not occur on exposure but response may be delayed with symptoms only appearing many hours later.
Principal routes of exposure are usually by skin contact. with the material. eye contact. with the material and inhalation of generated dust. Chronic exposure symptom is narrowing of the esophagus, with difficulty in swallowing. This may happen after weeks, months or years of exposure. [CCINFO Mallinck]