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Product Information
Product Name: Doc Wellfishs Aquarium Salt
Form: crystals
Product Category: Pet Care » fish health » Fish
Customer Service: 215-822-8181
Date Entered: 2003-10-07
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Aquarium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Address: 50E Hamilton Street
City: Chalfont
State: PA
Zip Code: 18914
Telephone Number: 215-822-8181
Fax Number: 215-822-1906
Toll Free Number: 800-847-0659
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
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The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
ROUTES OF ENTRY
Inhalation: Yes;
Skin: Yes;
Ingestion: Yes

HEALTH HAZARDS
Acute Inhalation: Irritation of the respiratory tract.
Acute Skin Contact: Large amounts can cause irritation and if applied to
damaged skin, absorption can occur with effects similar to those via ingestion.
Acute Eye Contact: Irritation with burning and tearing (salt concentrations greater than the normal saline present.
Acute Ingestion: Intake of large amounts has generally occurred for deliberate
reasons: suicide, absorption, and to induce vomiting. The following effects were
observed; nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, restlessness, irritability,
dehydration, water retention, nose bleed, gastrointestinal tract damage, fever,
sweating, sunken eyes, high blood pressure, muscle weakness, dry mouth and
nose, shock, cerebral (fluid on brain) or pulmonary edema (fluid in lungs), blood
cell shrinkage, and brain damage (due to dehydration of brain cells). Death is
generally due to cardiovascular collapse or CNS damage. Less than a few grams
would not be harmful. For larger quantities, drink large amounts of water or milk.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: In some cases of confirmed hypertension, ingestion may result in elevated blood pressure.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Chronic Inhalation: No applicable information found for chronic systemic effects.
Chronic Skin Contact: No applicable information found for chronic systemic
effects.
Chronic Eye Contact: No applicable information found for chronic systemic effects.
Chronic Ingestion: No applicable information found for chronic systemic effects.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Not listed as carcinogen by NTP, IARC and OSHA.
First Aid: From MSDS
Eyes: flush with water immediately, lifting eyelids occasionally.
Skin: Remove clothing from affected area. Wash skin thoroughly. Rinse carefully.
Inhalation: If person breathes large quantities, remove to fresh air at once. If breathing stops, apply artificial respiration immediately.
Ingestion: Less than a few grams would not be harmful. For larger quantities, drink large amounts of water or milk.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2000-11-07
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Avoid high humidity. Keep container closed during these conditions. Wash with soap and water after handling.
Disposal: From MSDS
Dispose of as ordinary trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium chloride007647-14-5
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