Nicotine safety and handling
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Nicotine Safety and Handling
Nicotine Solutions - Safety and Handling
Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
DANGER! - Concentrated Nicotine solutions may be harmful or fatal if swallowed, absorbed by skin, or inhaled.
Nicotine solutions should always be kept in a secure location away from untrained personnel and out of the reach of children or pets.
If accidental ingestion occurs call Poison Control immediately. Rinse mouth with cold water. Give victim 1-2 cups of water or milk to drink. Induce vomiting immediately. Seek medical attention.
If skin contact occurs remove contaminated clothing and wash the affected area immediately with soap and cold water. Seek medical attention.
If eye contact occurs immediately flush the eyes with water or eye wash solution for 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Seek medical attention.
If inhalation occurs remove victim to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Seek medical attention.
Symptoms of Nicotine poisoning may include: Excess salivation, burning sensation in the mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, difficulty breathing, pallor, sweating, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, convulsions, confusion, weakness, or lack of coordination. If you suspect Nicotine poisoning and are experiencing any of the above symptoms seek medical attention immediately.
Handling and Personal Protection
Nicotine solutions should not be handled without the proper training and personal protection.
Personal protection includes: Eye protection or faceshield, respirator, liquid/chemical resistant gloves, liquid/chemical resistant coveralls or apron, liquid/chemical resistant shoe covers or boots.
Additional recommended safety equipment includes: Fume hood, liquid/chemical resistant catch basin, emergency shower and eyewash station.
Minimum recommended Personal Protection for Nicotine solutions up to 50mg/ml include: Liquid/chemical resistant gloves, safety glasses or goggles, particle mask for nose and mouth.
Minimum recommended Personal Protection for Nicotine solutions from 50mg/ml up to 100mg/ml include: Liquid/chemical resistant gloves, safety glasses or goggles, particle mask for nose and mouth, liquid/chemical resistant sleeves or coverall.
Minimum recommended Personal Protection for Nicotine solutions above 100mg/ml include: Liquid/chemical resistant gloves, faceshield and head cover, organic vapor respirator, liquid/chemical resistant coveralls, liquid/chemical resistant shoe covers or boots.
Nicotine solutions should be stored in a dry, cool, dark location that is secured from untrained personnel. Always keep Nicotine solutions out of the reach of children and pets. For long term storage keep Nicotine solutions in a glass container with an airtight lid, and proper labeling. To help prevent oxidation, keep Nicotine solutions away from heat, light, and in contact with as little oxygen as possible. Nicotine solutions may be safely stored at room temperature. Optimal storage temperature is 34-41 degrees Fahrenheit. Nicotine solutions may be safely used for up to 18 months with proper storage.
Containers storing Nicotine solutions must always be labeled properly with the content and appropriate warning language and/or symbols. Labeling should include the chemical name, and bear the words Danger, or Poison. DO NOT store Nicotine solutions