[ RadSafe ] Lithium Fluoride hazard

Brad Keck bradkeck at mac.com
Mon Jul 7 15:54:28 CDT 2014


It is hard to comment without more details, but certainly one needs to scrupulously avoid direct contact of skin and eyes and inhalation or ingestion, especially if handling bulk powders.  

Depending on scale, specialized equipment may be needed for a manufacturing environment and a hazard analysis (and MSDS) should be available to handlers.  

For finished products such as dosimeters, there is less risk.  

If there is a industrial hygienist on board at the manufacturer, that is a good place to start..  


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> On Jul 7, 2014, at 2:26 PM, "Harvey,Billie J" <BJHarvey at mdanderson.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have recently gotten a question from a group who makes dosimeters, regarding hazards involving Lithium Fluoride. They work with the power form and have concerns about its toxicity, specifically teratogenic effects. Does anyone know if this is really a hazard, at what quantities it might be a hazard, and if any lab safeequipment such as hoods, is required for its use?
> Any help would be appreciat
> Billie J. Harvey
> Safety Specialist
> Environmental Health & Safety
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