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CALPHOS
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Section 1             Identity (As used on label and list)
Produced by:
Manko Co, Inc.
P.O. Box 369,
Dunnellon, FL 32630

Date prepared: 3/20/1992

Calphos™

Distributed by:
Canton Mills, Inc.
160 Mill Street
Minnesota City, MN 55959
Emergency Telephone: 507-689-2131
Information Telephone: 507-689-2131
Section 2 Hazardous Ingredients / Identity Information
Hazardous components (Specific chemical identity; common names OSHA PEL / ACGIH TLV / other limits recommended % optional)   No direct hazardous components are known. Calphos is a natural mined material, used as a fertilizer material. It is also know as Colloid Phosphate or Soft Phosphate with clay.
Formula:  Ca3 (PO4)2
Section 3 Physical / Chemical Characteristics
Boiling Point
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg)
Vapor Density (Air = 1)
Solubility in Water
Appearance & Odor
N/A
N/A
N/A
LOW
Yellowish tan granules and fines. Odorless.

Specific Gravity (H2O = 1) .85
Melting Point > 100
Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) N/A
Section 4 Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Flash Point (Method Used)
Extinguishing Media:
Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
Unusual Fire and Explosure Hazards:
NON – FLAMMABLE
Water Spray
Use standard self-contained breathing apparatus. Wear standard protective clothing.
No Acute Hazard
Section 5 Reactivity Data
Stability
Incompatibility (Materials to avoid) Hazardous Polymerization
STABLE
NONE
WILL NOT OCCUR
Conditions to Avoid NONE
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts Conditions to avoid NONE
Section 6 Health Hazard Data

No acute health hazards. Nuisance dust may require use of dust mask and safety glasses

Carcinogenicity:
Signs and symptoms of Exposure:
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure:
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
N/A
None serious. Normal Skin dryness or temporary irritation.
Non – Avoid use of contact lens in dusty conditions.
Follow good hygiene practices. Wash with soap and water.
Section 7 Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled   Shovel up large spills for use or disposal. Sweep up small spills.
Waste disposal method   Handle like any fertilizer material. Dispose of in accordance with local,state and federal regulations. Disposal in waterways should be avoided.
Precautions to be taken in handling and storing   Store in Dry place
Other Precautions:  None
Trade Name:  Calphos™
Section 8 Control Measures
Respiratory Protection (Specify)   Standard Respirator for dust.
Local Exhaust Ventiliation  Open windows and doors as needed
Mechanical Ventilation (General)  Roof or wall exhausters as needed
Protective Gloves:  Ordinary work gloves
Eye Protection:  Safety glasses as needed
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment:  Ordinary work clothes
Work/Hygienic Practices:  Follow normal hygiene practices. Wash with soap and water

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