Mixing Plaster of Paris may be irritating to the eyes and skin. Prolonged exposure to Plaster of Paris may cause dermatitis and alkaline burns. Plaster of Paris dust is irritating to the eyes and skin and respiratory system. Repeated inhalation may increase bronchitis and silicosis. Crystalline silica is a known carcinogen.
Avoid contact with eyes and skin with wet and dry Plaster of Paris. Wear suitable protective clothing including gloves and eye protection. Wear a suitable dust mask when handling cement or concrete, do not breathe in dust. Cutting concrete, keep it wet with water to avoid hazardous dust.
In the event of skin irritation wash with clean water. If dust gets into eyes wash immediately with eye wash solution or clean water. If symptoms persist seek medical advice.
Causes mild skin irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause serious eye damage. May cause damage to lungs and respiratory problems through prolonged or repeated inhalation.