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Product Name: Goldfish Aquarium Salt-12/23/2005
Form: crystals
Product Category: Pet Care » water treatment » Fish
Customer Service: 800-847-0659
Date Verified: 2007-12-11
Date Entered: 2007-12-11
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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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS EMERGENCY OVERVIEWRISKMay produce discomfort of the eyes and skin*. *(limited evidence)POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTSSWALLOWEDThe material has NOT been classified as ***harmful by ingestion***. This is because of the lack of corroborating animal or human evidence. The material may still be damaging to the health of the individual, following ingestion, especially where pre-existing organ (e.g. liver, kidney) damage is evident. Present definitions of harmful or toxic substances are generally based on doses producing mortality (death) rather than those producing morbidity (disease, ill-health). Gastrointestinal tract discomfort may produce nausea and vomiting. In an occupational setting however, unintentional ingestion is not thought to be cause for concern.EYEThere is some evidence to suggest that this material can cause eye irritation and damage in some persons. There is some evidence that material may produce eye irritation in some persons and produce eye damage 24 hours or more after instillation. Moderate inflammation may be expected with redness; conjunctivitis may occur with prolonged exposure.SKINThere is some evidence to suggest that this material can cause inflammation of the skin on contact in some persons. Skin contact is not thought to have harmful health effects, however the material may still produce health damage following entry through wounds, lesions or abrasions. There is some evidence to suggest that the material may cause mild but significant inflammation of the skin either following direct contact or after a delay of some time. Repeated exposure can cause contact dermatitis which is characterized by redness, swelling and blistering.INHALEDThe material is not thought to produce adverse health effects or irritation of the respiratory tract (as classified using animal models). Nevertheless, good hygiene practice requires that exposure be kept to a minimum and that suitable control measures be used in an occupational setting. Not normally a hazard due to non-volatile nature of product.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS Long term exposure to high dust concentrations may cause changes in lung function i.e. pneumoconiosis; caused by particles less than 0.5 micron penetrating and remaining in the lung. Prime symptom is breathlessness; lung shadows show on X-ray.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS No information provided.
First Aid: From MSDS SWALLOWED - Immediately give a glass of water. - First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Center or a doctor. EYE If this product comes in contact with the eyes: - Wash out immediately with fresh running water. - Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. - If pain persists or recurs seek medical attention. - Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel. SKIN If skin contact occurs: - Immediately remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear - Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available). - Seek medical attention in event of irritation. INHALED - If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area. - Other measures are usually unnecessary. NOTES TO PHYSICIAN Treat symptomatically.
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 Verified Date: 2007-12-11
MSDS Date: 2005-12-23
Handling/Disposal
Handling: PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING- Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.- Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.- Use in a well-ventilated area.- Prevent concentration in hollows and sumps.- DO NOT enter confined spaces until atmosphere has been checked.- DO NOT allow material to contact humans, exposed food or food utensils.- Avoid contact with incompatible materials.- When handling, DO NOT eat, drink or smoke.- Keep containers securely sealed when not in use.- Avoid physical damage to containers.- Always wash hands with soap and water after handling.- Work clothes should be laundered separately.- Launder contaminated clothing before re-use.- Use good occupational work practice.- Observe manufacturer's storing and handling recommendations.- Atmosphere should be regularly checked against established exposure standards to ensure safe working conditions are maintained.RECOMMENDED STORAGE METHODSMulti ply paper bag with sealed plastic liner or heavy gauge plastic bag. NOTE: Bags should be stacked, blocked, interlocked, and limited in height so that they are stable and secure against sliding or collapse. Check that all containers are clearly labeled and free from leaks. Packing as recommended by manufacturer.STORAGE REQUIREMENTSObserve manufacturer's storing and handling recommendations.
Disposal: Disposal InstructionsAll waste must be handled in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.- Recycle wherever possible.- Consult manufacturer for recycling options or consult Waste Management Authority for disposal if no suitable treatment or
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium chloride007647-14-5100
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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