Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate - Safe Handling
I'm in the process of developing my own line of personal care/hygiene products. Since I'm not selling anything yet, I'm trying to keep costs down by doing my formulation work at home in my kitchen. I recently purchased a small sample of what appears to be CRODASINIC LS95 which is a 95% ASM sodium lauroyl sarcosinate powder. I've worked with other powders before, such as SMC taurate and SCI, and I wear an N95 mask and nitrile gloves, and do the mixing and heating near a window with a window box fan blowing out. My concern is that, according to the MSDS of the CRODASINIC powder, it's possibly fatal if inhaled. While I'm careful to avoid kicking up dust while scooping out powder, I worry if my safety measures are adequate. Have any of you worked with this stuff? Exactly how toxic is it? Do I need to worry about dust that escapes the bag and gets on the floor (and on other stuff) in my kitchen? It's not like I'm working with large quantities here, but I don't want to hurt anyone. Any advice is appreciated.