I'm new to the forums and just wanted a second take on my concerns about using sodium azide (powder form).
Occasionally I have to add small amount of sodium azide in powder form to a solution to use as a preservative (0.04-0.08g).
I use an analytical scale (with the slide-able glass "walls").
My PPE is nitrile gloves, lab coat, and a face mask to prevent inhalation through dust generation. I try to isolate any handling of the chemical to within the analytical scales glass.
Is this sufficient for such small amount? After adding some today I just became worried because I've read the SDS and know how dangerous this stuff is. Or am I over-reacting here?
Any advice is welcome, thanks!