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Product Name: Bio Chem. Zorb-01/04/2006
Form: granules
Product Category: Pet Care » water treatment » Fish
Customer Service: 215-822-8181
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 MSDSEMERGENCY OVERVIEWRISKMay cause fire.Inhalation may produce health damage*.Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.Exposure may produce irreversible effects*.May produce discomfort of the eyes and respiratory tract*. *(limited evidence)POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTSSWALLOWEDAlthough ingestion is not thought to produce harmful effects, 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, ingestion of insignificant quantities is not thought to be cause for concern. Ingestion of finely divided carbon may produce gagging and constipation. Aspiration does not appear to be a concern as the material is generally regarded as inert and is often used as a food additive. Ingestion may produce a black stool.EYEThere is some evidence to suggest that this material can cause eye irritation and damage in some persons. Eyes exposed to carbon particulates may be liable to irritation and burning. These can remain in the eye causing inflammation lasting weeks, and can cause permanent dark dotty discoloration.SKINThe material is not thought to produce adverse health effects or skin irritation following contact (as classified using animal models). Nevertheless, good hygiene practice requires that exposure be kept to a minimum and that suitable gloves be used in an occupational setting. Entry into the blood-stream, through, for example, cuts, abrasions or lesions, may produce systemic injury with harmful effects. Examine the skin prior to the use of the material and ensure that any external damage is suitably protected.INHALEDThere is some evidence to suggest that this material, if inhaled, can irritate the throat and lungs of some persons. Inhalation of dusts, generated by the material during the course of normal handling, may be damaging to the health of the individual. Impurities found in carbons can be toxic, including iodine. Carbon dusts in the air may cause irritation of the mucous membranes, eyes and skin. Coughing, irritation of the upper airways and eye burning may occur.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDSLong 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; lungshadows show on X-ray. Substance accumulation, in the human body, may occur and may cause some concern following repeated or long-term occupational exposure. There has been some concern that this material can cause cancer or mutations but there is not enough data to make an assessment. There is insufficient evidence to suggest that exposure to carbon black causes increased susceptibility to cancer or other ill effects. Some lung changes can occur after a prolonged period of exposure as well as increased strain on the right side of the heart.
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 or hair contact occurs: - 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. - Lay patient down. Keep warm and rested. - Prostheses such as false teeth, which may block airway, should be removed, where possible, prior to initiating first aid procedures. - Apply artificial respiration if not breathing, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve mask device, or pocket mask as trained. Perform CPR if necessary. - Transport to hospital, or doctor. 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: 2006-01-04
Handling/Disposal
Handling: PROCEDURE FOR HANDLINGNOTE: Wet, activated carbon removes oxygen from the air thus producing a severe hazard to workers inside carbon vessels and in enclosed or confined spaces where activated carbons might accumulate. Before entry to such areas, sampling and test procedures for low oxygen levels should be undertaken; control conditions should be established to ensure the availability of adequate oxygen supply.- 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 METHODS- Polyethylene or polypropylene container.- Check all containers are clearly labeled and free from leaks.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
Ion exchange resins000000-37-730-40
Aluminosilicates (Zeolites)001318-02-110.0-30.0
Carbon007440-44-010.0-30.0
Water007732-18-510.0-20.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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