Reddish-brown to black crystals.  Fumes are reddish-brown.

Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS-1988)

Not a controlled product
(disclosure at 1% or more in a mixture)

Safety Equipments


Permissible Exposure Values in Québec

Standard according to Regulation respecting the quality of the work environment

  • Time-weighted average exposure value (TWAEV): 5mg/m³ , dust and fume (as Fe)
  • Short-term exposure value (STEV): none

First aid

In case of dust or fume inhalation, move the person to fresh air.

Eye contact
Rinse the eyes with plenty of water for 5 minutes or until the product is removed. If irritation persists, consult a physician.

Skin contact
Rinse the skin with water and soap.

In case of ingestion, rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician in case of unusual symptoms.

Safety hazards

This product is stable and non-combustible.

Extinguishing media and special procedures
If involved in a fire, use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding materials.

Health hazards

Effects of repeated or prolonged exposure

Dust inhalation
Possibility of iron dust or fume accumulation in the lungs without any apparent symptom (siderosis).


Preventive measures

Protective equipment

Respiratory tract
Above than or equal to 5 mg/m3  (as Fe), use any dust, mist and fume respirator.

Wear skin protection when needed.

Wear safety glasses if there is a risk of dust exposure.

Handling procedures

 Avoid inhalating dust or powder.  Handle in a well-ventilated area.

Storage requirements

 Store in a well-ventilated area.

Leak or spill

 Pick up  solid and place in a closed container.