EXPANDING DRESSING FOR NOSE AND EARS
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Product name: Expanding dressing for Nose and Ears with X-ray detectable string
Ref: 00650 - 00654
Product and Company Identification
Product name:Expanding Dressing for Nose & Ears With X-Ray Detectable String
Intended Use: Non-absorbable Sponge for Internal/External Use
Pollak (International) Ltd
Tel: 972 3 9022885 Fax: 972 3 9024531
Composition/Information on Ingredients:
Compressed cellulose as in E.P, U.S.P, B.P, Martindale Pharmacopoeia and the Pharmaceutical Codex 11th Edition. X-Ray thread is used for more than 40 years in various medical procedures, and conforms to BPC 1973.
No Hazards to Incidental or Prolonged Exposures
Signs and Symptoms of Overexposure
Eyes: Prolonged exposure or repeated exposures not
likely to cause eye irritation.
Oral and nasal toxicity is unlikely as the ingredients are in the various Pharmacopoeias with no remark about toxicity.
Inhalation: At room temperatures, exposures to vapors are unlikely.
Effects of Chronic Exposure: ND
Medical Conditions Aggravated: ND
First Aid Measures
Eyes: No adverse effects anticipated by this route of exposure
Skin: No adverse effects anticipated by this route of exposure
Ingestion: Monitor individual in normal manner for the
ingestion of any non-toxic material.
Fire Fighting Measures
Flash point and Method: ND
Hazardous combustion Products: None
Fire and Exposure Hazards: Hazardous Polymerization will occur
Special Firefighting Instruction: None.
Accidental Release Measures:
Material is sponge solid no spillage measures are required
Handling and Storage
Refer to specification product labeling for storage conditions. KEEP DRY, Avoid high humidity.
Exposure Control/Personal Protection
No hazards exist requiring exposure control or protection
Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical state: Porous sponge: Compressed cellulose.
Appearance: Natural color; yellowish.
Solubility in water: Negligible conforms to Pharmacopoeia requirements.
Absorbency: 735% of its own weight.
Melting Point: 70o C
pH: 7± 0.2
Stability and Reactivity
Hazardous Polymerization will not occur
Compatibility with other material has not been established, but can be smeared with antibiotic ointment before insertion.
Materials have been tested for citotoxicity according to USP XXIII and ISO 10993; Allergic sensitivity according to ASTM F 720-81 and ISO 10993-10; results were O.K.
Material is known for proven biocompatibility.
Product is supplied sterile, in a double peel apart sachet (Level I). 100 packs in a carton wrapped in poly protection against humidity.
Ecological Information: NE
Dispose or incinerate in accordance with all applicable regulations for disposed medical products.
No specific requirements to be met; not regulated as a hazardous material.
Regulatory Information: NE.
Legends: NA= not applicable NE = Not Established ND = Not Determined
POLLAK (INTERNATIONAL) LTD – Quality Assurance
Approval Date November 7th, 2004 :
Note: The information on this MSDS represents our current data and best opinion as to the proper use in handling of this product under the normal conditions of its use. Any use of this product which is not in conformance with the data sheet or product labeling, or which involves the product in combination with any other material or processes or interactions is the responsibility of the user. This information should not be construed as a legal contract or guaranteeing any specific property of the product.