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These alloys are typically used to increase the resistivity of wire. They are also used in some dental restorations (fillings). It is commonly used in ceramic as an internal support. Nichrome wire is used for its ability to withstand the high temperatures that occur when clay work is fired in a kiln.
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Hazard Statements: H317-H351
May cause an allergic skin reaction. Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P272-P280g-P281-P302+P352-P308+P313-P333+P313-P363-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant