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4. Mix chrome pickling solution as follows:
a. Wear goggles, gloves (E20), and respirator.
b. Put 1 gallon of water into a pail.
Sodium bichromate is highly toxic, do
not take internally. Use only with ade-
quate ventilation. Avoid prolonged or
repeated contact with skin. Wear ap-
proved gloves and goggles, or face
shield and apron, and wash hands
thoroughly after handling. Wear res-
pirator if sodium bichromate is in
powdered form. In case of contact,
immediately flush skin and eyes
with water for at least 15 minutes.
Get medical attention.
c. Add 1-1/2 pounds of sodium bichromate
(E48) to water. Stir solution with wooden
stirring rod (Appendix E).
Both nitric acid and its vapors are a per-
sonnel hazard. Avoid contact with skin,
eyes or clothing. Avoid inhalation of
vapors. In case of contact, immediately
flush skin and eyes with water for at
least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
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