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Product Information
Product Name: HTH pH Minus
Form: granular
Product Category: Landscape/Yard » pH control » Swimming Pool
Customer Service: 866-484-7665
Date Verified: 2011-04-13
Date Entered: 2011-04-13
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Arch Chemicals Inc.
Div. of Lonza
Address: 501 Merritt 7 P.O. Box 5204
City: Norwalk
State: CT
Zip Code: 06856
Telephone Number: 203-229-2900
Toll Free Number: 866-484-7665
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:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: Corrosive to eyes, skin and mucous membranesRoutes of Entry: Inhalation, skin, eyes, ingestion.Potential Health EffectsInhalation: Inhalation of dust may cause irritation and/or burns to the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.Skin contact: Dry material causes moderate skin irritation. Wet material causes skin burns. Dermal exposure to dry material causes moderate skin irritation characterized by redness and swelling. Dermal exposure to wet material can cause severe irritation and/or burns characterized by redness, swelling and scab formation. Prolonged skin exposure may cause permanent damage.Eye contact: Severe irritation and/or burns can occur following exposure. Direct contact may cause impairment of vision and corneal damage. Rinsing of the eye should take place immediately.Ingestion: Irritation and/or burns can occur to the entire gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach and intestines, characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bleeding, and/or tissue ulceration. Ingestion may cause severe damage to the gastrointestinal tract with the potential to cause perforation.Acute Target Organ Toxicity: This product is corrosive to all tissues contacted and upon inhalation, may cause irritation to mucous membranes and respiratory tract., The dry material is irritating to the skin. However when wet, it will produce burns to the skin.Medical Conditions Aggravated: Asthma, respiratory and cardiovascular disease, Skin diseases including eczema and sensitization

Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Inhalation: There are no known or reported effects from chronic exposure except for effects similar to those experienced from acute exposure.Skin contact: Effects similar to those from acute exposure. In addition, chronic exposure to wet material may cause effects secondary to tissue destruction.Skin absorption: There are no known or reported effects from chronic exposure.Ingestion: There are no known or reported effects from chronic ingestion except for effects similar to those experienced from single exposure. The acute corrosivity of this product, makes chronic ingestion of significant amounts unlikely.Chronic Target Organ Toxicity: There are no known or reported target organ effects from chronic exposure.
Carcinogenicity: This product is not known or reported to be carcinogenic by any reference source including IARC, OSHA, NTP or EPA.

First Aid: Inhalation: Remove individual to fresh air. Seek medical attention if breathing becomes difficult or if respiratory irritation develops. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Call for medical assistance.Skin Contact: Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for 15 minutes. If clothing comes in contact with the product, the clothing should be removed immediately and laundered before re-use. Seek medical attention if irritation develops.Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.Ingestion: Call a physician immediately. DO NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by a physician. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Health Rating: 3
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: 2011-04-13
MSDS Date: 2010-10-05
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Do not take internally. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Upon contact with skin or eyes, wash off with water. Avoid breathing dust from this material.Store in a cool dry ventilated location, away from sources of ignition or other incompatible conditions and chemicals. Keep container(s) closed. Avoid contact with water, or moist air.
Disposal: As a nonhazardous waste, it should be disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium acid sulfate007681-38-191.5-94.7
Sodium sulfate007757-82-64.8-8
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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