Exposure limits

No specific exposure limits have been established for activated carbons. For powders, general dust exposure limits according to national regulations (typically from 1 to 10 mg/m3) will apply.

Fire precautions

Activated carbons are combustible and may self heat under certain conditions. Storage at elevated temperatures or in direct sunlight may contribute to spontaneous combustion of this product. Storage at high ambient temperature may exacerbate the self-heating tendency. Carbon oxides might be released during combustion of the product.
Activated carbons have no oxidising properties.

Water hazard regulations

Activated carbons are not subject to water hazard regulations. In fact, insoluble in aqueous solution, the product can be separated by filtration or sedimentation.

Waste disposal

If in its original state, activated carbons have to be disposed of following local and national regulations concerning this kind of products. If the activated carbon has been used, it has to be disposed of according to the type of dangerous substance adsorbed on the product. This should be done at an approved waste disposal site only, and following adequate regulations.