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Product Information
Product Name: HTH Super Algae Guard
Form: liquid
Product Category: Landscape/Yard » algaecide » 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 membranes, Lung toxinRoutes of Entry: Inhalation, skin, eyes, ingestionPotential Health EffectsInhalation: Inhalation of this material in vapor form is irritating to the nose, mouth, throat and lungs. It may also cause burns to the respiratory tract which can result in shortness of breath, wheezing, choking, chest pain, and impairment of lung function. Inhalation of high concentrations may result in permanent lung damage.Skin contact: Slightly toxic by skin contact. Dermal exposure 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 eye exposure. Direct contact may cause impairment of vision and corneal damage.Ingestion: Moderately toxic if swallowed. 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 thegastrointestinal 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.Medical Conditions Aggravated: None known or reported.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Inhalation: Repeated inhalation exposure may cause impairment of lung function and permanent lung damage.Skin contact: Repeated dermal exposure may cause tissue destruction due to the corrosive nature of this product.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.Eye contact: Prolonged contact may result in permanent damage. Corneal involvement or visual impairment is expected.Sensitization: This material tested negative for skin sensitization in animals.Chronic Target Organ Toxicity: This product is corrosive to all tissues contacted.
Carcinogenicity: This product is not known or reported to be carcinogenic by any reference source including IARC, OSHA, NTP or EPA.
First Aid: General Advice: Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. For 24-hour emergency medical assistance, call Arch Chemical Emergency Action Network at 1-800-654-6911. Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment.Inhalation: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.Skin contact: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.Eye contact: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.Ingestion: Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 1
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: 2010-10-15
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 mist or vapor.Store in a cool dry ventilated location, away from sources of ignition or other incompatible conditions and chemicals. Keep container(s) closed. Keep from freezing.
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
Ethanol/SD Alcohol 40000064-17-56.0-7.0
Water007732-18-528-32
Alkyl (C12-C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride068391-01-528-32
Amines, C12-18-alkyldimethyl068391-04-80.8-1.3
Alkyl(C12-18)dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chloride068956-79-628-32
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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