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Product Information
Product Name: Minwax Polyshades Int. Stain & Polyurethane Satin Finish, Royal Walnut
Form: liquid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » polyurethane » Stain
Home maintenance » interior, stain, satin » Finish
Home maintenance » interior, polyurethane » Stain
Home maintenance » stain, interior, colors » Wood
Inside the Home » polyurethane » Stain, Finish
Inside the Home » finish, stain » Furniture
Customer Service: 800-523-9299
Date Entered: 2001-08-17
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Minwax Company
Address: 10 Mountainview Road
City: Upper Saddle River
State: NJ
Zip Code: 07458
Telephone Number: 800-523-9299
Toll Free Number: 800-523-9299
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
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?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Danger: Contains mineral spirits. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Do not take internally. Skin irritant. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when handling. Combustible. Do not use or store near heat, sparks, flame or other source of ignition. Close container after each use. Avoid inhalation. If using indoors, open all windows and doors to make sure there is fresh air movement. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call physician immediately. For skin contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention. For eye contact: Immediately flush thoroughly with water, then remove contact lenses. Continue to flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, get medical attention. If affected by inhalation, immediately remove to fresh air. If symptoms persist, call physician. Keep out of reach of children. This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE
Exposure may be by INHALATION and/or SKIN or EYE contact, depending on
conditions of use. To minimize exposure, follow recommendations for proper use, ventilation, and personal protective equipment.
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory system. May cause nervous system
depression. Extreme overexposure may result in unconsciousness and possibly death.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Headache, dizziness, nausea, and loss of coordination are indications of
excessive exposure to vapors or spray mists.
Redness and itching or burning sensation may indicate eye or excessive skin
exposure.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE:
None generally recognized.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
CHRONIC
Prolonged overexposure to solvent ingredients may cause adverse effects to the liver and urinary systems. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Cobalt and cobalt compounds are classified by IARC as possibly carcinogenic to
humans (group 2B) based on experimental animal data, however, there is inadequate evidence in humans for its carcinogenicity.

Cobalt Compound
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
First Aid: From MSDS
If INHALED: If affected, remove from exposure. Restore breathing. Keep warm
and quiet.
If on SKIN: Wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Remove
contaminated clothing and launder before re-use.
If in EYES: Flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
If SWALLOWED: Get medical attention.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 2
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 Date: 2000-01-17
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
DOL STORAGE CATEGORY 2
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE
Contents are COMBUSTIBLE. Keep away from heat and open flame.
Consult NFPA Code. Use approved Bonding and Grounding procedures.
Keep container closed when not in use. Transfer only to approved containers
with complete and appropriate labeling. Do not take internally. Keep out of the
reach of children.

PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN USE
Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing vapor and spray mist.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash hands after using. These coatings may contain materials classified as nuisance particulates which may be present at hazardous levels only during sanding or abrading of the dried film.
Disposal: From MSDS
Waste from these products may be hazardous as defined under the Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 40 CFR 261. Waste must be tested for
ignitability to determine the applicable EPA hazardous waste numbers.
Incinerate in approved fa
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Cobalt carboxylate(s)000000-25-00-0.1
Cobalt 2-ethylhexanoate000136-52-70-0.3
Naphtha, petroleum, heavy alkylate064741-65-726-30
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, medium aliphatic064742-88-718-22
Hydrated silica (Silica gel)112926-00-85.0-6.0
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