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Product Information
Product Name: Sta Smooth HS Compound
Form: powder
Product Category: Home maintenance » joint compound » Drywall-Wallboard
Home maintenance » drywall-wallboard » Joint Compound
Customer Service: 800-628-4662
Date Entered: 2001-08-13
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: National Gypsum Company
Address: 2001 Rexford Road
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip Code: 28211
Telephone Number: 704-365-7300
Fax Number: 800-392-6421
Toll Free Number: 800-628-4662
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?)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
It is recommended that a NIOSH approved respirator, for toxic dusts, be worn whenever working with this product results in airborne dust exposure exceeding the prescribed limits.

Skin Contact: Continued and prolonged contact may cause transient irritation to the skin.
Eye Contact: Direct contact may cause eye irritation.
Inhalation: Target Organ: respiratory system

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:
Overexposure would generally aggravate respiratory system dysfunctions.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Continued and prolonged exposure to airborne dust concentrations in excess of the PEL/TLV may result in cough, dyspnea, wheezing, and impaired pulmonary function.
Continued and prolonged contact may cause transient irritation to the skin.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Quartz (crystalline silica) -The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies crystalline silica inhaled in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources as carcinogenic to humans, Group 1. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) classifies respirable crystalline silica as a substance which may be reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen. OSHA does not regulate crystalline silica as a human carcinogen.

Attapulgite clay -IARC classifies attapulgite (long fiber) as possibly carcinogenic to humans, Group 2B. Attapulgite is not classified as a carcinogen by NTP or OSHA.
First Aid: From MSDS
Eye: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes and get medical attention.
Skin: Flush and wash skin with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
Breathing: Move the exposed person to fresh air at once. If not breathing initiate pulmonary resuscitation. Get medical attention.
Health Rating: 1
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 Date: 2001-01-26
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storing
Keep from freezing to preserve usefulness.
Disposal: From MSDS
Method
Not a hazardous waste. Dispose of in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Bentonite001302-78-9
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-3
Polyvinyl alcohol009002-89-5
Calcium sulfate hemihydrate010034-76-1
Calcium sulfate dihydrate010101-41-4
Mica012001-26-2
Attapulgite012174-11-7
Talc (non-fibrous)014807-96-6
Quartz014808-60-7
Perlite093763-70-3
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