Ruby Sand Safety Data Sheet

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1. Product identifier

Trade name: Ruby Sand
Other product identifiers: Montmorillonite, calcined
CAS Number: 70892-59-0

Recommended use and restriction on use
Recommended use: Sand replacement filter media for water.
Restrictions on use: No relevant information available.

Details of the supplier of the Safety Data Sheet
ZEO, Inc.
2104 Augusta Street
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: +1-972-542-0053
Fax: +1-972-542-0211

Emergency telephone number: +1-972-542-0053



2. Hazard Identification

Classification of the substance or mixture
The substance is not classified as hazardous according to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).
Label elements
GHS label elements: Not regulated.
Hazard pictograms: Not regulated.
Signal word: Not regulated.
Hazard statements: Not regulated.
Precautionary statements: Not regulated.
Other hazards: There are no other hazards not otherwise classified that have been identified.



3. Composition, Information or Ingredients

Chemical characterization: Substances
CAS No. Description
70892-59-0 Montmorillonite, calcined
14808-60-7 Quartz (SiO2)                    Carc. 1A, H350; STOT RE 1, H372 3-5%

Additional Information:
Non-classification as a carcinogen is based on non-inhalable form of product. IARC listings for quartz note that the substance must be respirable.
For the listed ingredient(s), the identity and/or exact percentage(s) are being withheld as a trade secret.
For the wording of the listed Hazard Statements refer to section 16.


4. First Aid Measures

Description of first aid measures
After inhalation:
Unlikely route of exposure.
Respiration of particulates is unlikely during normal usage.
Supply fresh air; consult doctor in case of complaints.
 After skin contact:
Brush off loose particles from skin.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
If skin irritation continues, consult a doctor.
 After eye contact:
Remove contact lenses if worn.
Rinse opened eye at least 15 minutes under running water.
Seek medical treatment in case of complaints.
After swallowing: Do not induce vomiting; immediately call for medical help.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: No relevant information available.
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed:
If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.


5. Fire-Fighting Measure

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents:
The product is not flammable.
Use fire fighting measures that suit the environment.
For safety reasons unsuitable extinguishing agents: None.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture No relevant information available.
 Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respiratory protective device.
Wear fully protective suit.


6. Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Avoid formation of dust.
Do not breathe dust.
If airborne dust and/or fume is present, use adequate engineering controls and, if needed, personal
protection to prevent overexposure. Refer to recommendations in Section 8.
Environmental precautions: Not considered hazardous.
· Methods and material for containment and cleaning up:
Treat discarded material as a respiratory hazard.
Vacuum or sweep and collect in a suitable container. For a large spill, collect uncontaminated product for
possible re-use. Avoid creating dusty conditions.


7. Handling and Storage

Precautions for safe handling:

Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace.
Use personal protective equipment as required.
Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
Storage area should be dry and well-ventilated.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Store away from foodstuffs.
Specific end use(s): No relevant information available.


8. Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
14808-60-7 Quartz (SiO2)
PEL (USA) see Quartz listing
REL (USA) Long-term value: 0.05* mg/m³
*respirable dust; See Pocket Guide App. A
TLV (USA)  Long-term value: 0.025* mg/m³
*as respirable fraction
EL (Canada) Long-term value: 0.025 mg/m³
EV (Canada)  Long-term value: 0.10* mg/m³
*respirable fraction
LMPE (Mexico)   Long-term value: 0.025* mg/m³
A2, *fracción respirable
Exposure controls
Engineering measures
Use general dilution ventilation and/or local exhaust ventilation to maintain exposures below occupational
exposure limits.
Personal protective equipment:
General protective and hygienic measures:
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Form: Granulate
Color: Light brown
Odor: Negligible
Odor threshold: Not determined.
pH-value: Not applicable.
Melting point/Melting range: Not determined.
Boiling point/Boiling range: Not determined.
Flash point: Not applicable.
Flammability (solid, gaseous): Not determined.
 Auto-ignition temperature: Not determined.
Decomposition temperature: Not determined.
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Explosion limits
Lower: Not determined.
Upper: Not determined.
Oxidizing properties: Non-oxidizing.
Vapor pressure: Not determined.
Density at 20 °C (68 °F): 1.5 g/cm³ (12.518 lbs/gal)
Relative density: Not determined.


10. Stability and Reactivity

Reactivity: The product is non-reactive under normal conditions of use, storage and transport.
Chemical stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
No decomposition if used and stored according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No dangerous reactions known.
Conditions to avoid: Prevent formation of dust.
Incompatible materials: No relevant information available.
Hazardous decomposition products: No dangerous decomposition products known


11. Toxicological Information

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification: None.
Primary irritant effect:
On the skin: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met.
On the eye: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met.
Sensitization: Based on available data, the classification criteria are not met.
Carcinogenic categories
IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer):
14808-60-7 Quartz (SiO2) 1
NTP (National Toxicology Program):
14808-60-7 Quartz (SiO2) K
OSHA-Ca (Occupational Safety & Health Administration):
Substance is not listed.
Probable route(s) of exposure:
Eye contact.
Skin contact.

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