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Product Name: Stress Coat Aquarium Water Conditioner-10/14/2005
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 OVERVIEWRISKInhalation may produce health damage*.Cumulative effects may result following exposure*. *(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.EYEAlthough the liquid is not thought to be an irritant, direct contact with the eye may produce transient discomfort characterized by tearing or conjunctival redness (as with windburn).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.INHALEDThe material is not thought to produce respiratory irritation (as classified using animal models). Nevertheless inhalation of the material, especially for prolonged periods, may produce respiratory discomfort and occasionally, distress. Inhalation of vapors or aerosols (mists, fumes), generated by the material during the course of normal handling, may be damaging to the health of the individual.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS Limited evidence suggests that repeated or long-term occupational exposure may produce cumulative health effects involving organs or biochemical systems. Long term low level exposure to hydrogen sulfide may produce headache, fatigue, dizziness, irritability and loss of sexual desire. These symptoms may also result when exposed to hydrogen sulfide at high concentration for a short period of time.
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. NOTES TO PHYSICIAN Treat symptomatically. For exposures involving sulfides and hydrogen sulfide (including gastric acid decomposition products of alkaline sulfides). - Hydrogen sulfide anion produces its major toxic effect through inhibition of cytochrome oxidases. - Symptoms include profuse salivation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Central nervous effects may include giddiness, headache, vertigo, amnesia, confusion and unconsciousness. Tachypnea, palpitation, tachycardia, arrhythmia, sweating, weakness and muscle cramps may also indicate over-exposures. Treatment involves: - If respirations are depressed, application of artificial respiration, administration of oxygen (continue after spontaneous breathing is established). - For severe poisonings administer amyl nitrite and sodium nitrite (as for cyanide poisoning) but omit sodium thiosulfate injection. - Atropine sulfate (0.6 mg intramuscularly) may contribute symptomatic relief. - Conjunctivitis may be relieved by installation of 1 drop of olive-oil in each eye and sometimes by 3 drops of epinephrine solution (1:1000) at frequent intervals. Occasionally local anesthetics and hot and cold compresses are necessary to control pain. - Antibiotics at first hint of pulmonary infection. [Gosselin et al, Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products].
Health Rating: 0
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 0
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: 2005-10-14
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 METHODS- Polyethylene or polypropylene container.- Packing as recommended by manufacturer- Check all containers are clearly labeled and free from 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.- Dispose of by: Burial in a licensed land-fill or Incineration in a licensed apparatus (after admixture with suitable combustible material)- Decontaminate empty containers. Observe all label safeguards until containers are cleaned and destroyed.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Water007732-18-5>80
Sodium thiosulfate anhydrous007772-98-71.0-10.0
Aloe barbadensis/vera extract/gel085507-69-31.0-10.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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