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Product Information
Product Name: pH down-10/06/2005
Form: liquid
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: 2014-05-06
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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 OVERVIEWRISKHarmful by inhalation.Irritating to eyes and skin.May produce discomfort of the respiratory system*.Possible cancer-causing agent following repeated inhalation*. *(limited evidence)POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTSACUTE HEALTH EFFECTSSWALLOWEDThe material is not thought to produce adverse health effects following ingestion (as classified using animal models). Nevertheless, adverse systemic effects have been produced following exposure of animals by at least one other route and good hygiene practice requires that exposure be kept to a minimum.EYEThis material can cause eye irritation and damage in some persons. The material may produce severe irritation to the eye causing pronounced inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis.SKINThis 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. The material may cause severe skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure and may produce on contact skin redness, swelling, the production of vesicles, scaling and thickening of the skin. Repeated exposures may produce severe ulceration. 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. The material can cause respiratory irritation in some persons. The body's response to such irritation can cause further lung damage.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS On the basis of limited epidemiological or animal data, it has been concluded that prolonged inhalation of the material, in an occupational setting, may produce cancer in humans. Principal routes of exposure are usually by skin contact and eye contact. Prolonged or continuous skin contact with the liquid may cause defatting with drying, cracking, irritation and dermatitis following. As with any chemical product, contact with unprotected bare skin; inhalation of vapor, mist or dust in work place atmosphere; or ingestion in any form, should be avoided by observing good occupational work practice.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS No information provided.
First Aid: From MSDS SWALLOWED - For advice, contact a Poisons Information Center or a doctor at once. - Urgent hospital treatment is likely to be needed. - If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting. - If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain open airway and prevent aspiration. - Observe the patient carefully. - Never give liquid to a person showing signs of being sleepy or with reduced awareness; i.e. becoming unconscious. - Give water to rinse out mouth, then provide liquid slowly and as much as casualty can comfortably drink. - Transport to hospital or doctor without delay. EYE If this product comes in contact with the eyes: - Immediately hold eyelids apart and flush the eye continuously with 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. - Continue flushing until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Center or a doctor, or for at least 15 minutes. - Transport to hospital or doctor without delay. - Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled personnel.SKIN If skin or hair contact occurs: - Immediately flush body and clothes with large amounts of water, using safety shower if available. - Quickly remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear. - Wash skin and hair with running water. Continue flushing with water until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Center. - Transport to hospital, or doctor. 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, without delay. NOTES TO PHYSICIAN For acute or short term repeated exposures to strong acids: - Airway problems may arise from laryngeal edema and inhalation exposure. Treat with 100% oxygen initially. - Respiratory distress may require cricothyroidotomy if endotracheal intubation is contraindicated by excessive swelling - Intravenous lines should be established immediately in all cases where there is evidence of circulatory compromise. - Strong acids produce a coagulation necrosis characterized by formation of a coagulum (eschar) as a result of the desiccating action of the acid on proteins in specific tissues.
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: 2005-10-06
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.- WARNING: To avoid violent reaction, ALWAYS add material to water and NEVER water to material.- Avoid smoking, naked lights or ignition sources.- 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.DO NOT allow clothing wet with material to stay in contact with skin.
RECOMMENDED STORAGE METHODSDO NOT use aluminum or galvanized containers. Check regularly for spills and leaks.STORAGE REQUIREMENTS- Store in original containers.- Keep containers securely sealed.- Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.- Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.- Protect containers against physical damage and check regularly for leaks.- Observe 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 disposal facility can be identified.- Treat and neutralize at an approved treatment plant. Treatment should involve:Neutralization with soda-ash or soda-lime followed by:- Burial in a licensed land-fill or Incineration in a licensed apparatus (after admixture with suitable combustible material).- Decontaminate empty containers with 5% aqueous sodium hydroxide or soda ash, followed by water. Observe all label safeguards until containers are cleaned and destroyed. Puncture containers to prevent re-use and bury at an authorized landfill.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sulfuric acid007664-93-9<10
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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