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Product Information
Product Name: Owens Corning PinkPlus Insulation featuring Miraflex Fiber
Form: fiber
Product Category: Home maintenance » multipurpose » Insulation
Customer Service: 800-438-7465
Date Entered: 2001-08-13
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Owens Corning
Address: One Owens Corning Parkway
City: Toledo
State: OH
Zip Code: 43659
Toll Free Number: 800-438-7465
Date Info Verified: 2011-04-28
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: Health Information Sheet: First Aid Measures
Inhalation: Move the affected person to fresh air. If irritation persists get medical attention.
Skin Contact: For skin contact, wash with mild soap and running water. Use a wash cloth to help remove fibers. To avoid further irritation, do not rub or scratch affected areas. Rubbing or scratching may force fibers into the skin. If irritation persists get medical attention.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists get medical attention.
Ingestion: Ingestion of this material is unlikely. If it does occur, watch the person for several days to make sure that partial or complete intestinal obstruction does not occur.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Emergency Overview: No unusual conditions are expected from this product.
Primary Route(s) of Exposure: Inhalation, skin, eye

Potential Health Effects:
Acute (short term): Fiber glass wool is a mechanical irritant and may cause temporary irritation of the respiratory tract, skin and eyes.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Chronic respiratory or skin conditions may temporarily worsen from exposure to fiber glass wool.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Health Information Sheet: CHRONIC
Recent research in the area of fiber solubility has focused on the importance of the speed at which fibers disappear from the lung. Miraflex fibers have a composition similar to Owens-Corning glass wool fibers. They are engineered to disappear from the lung as fast, if not faster than, ordinary dust people breathe every day. The combination of very low exposures and the solubility of Miraflex fivers provides confidence that there is minimal risk of adverse health effects when good work practices are followed.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Health Information Sheet: CARCINOGENICITY
Fiber Glass Wool:
ACGIH: A3 (ACGIH found that the available medical/scientific evidence suggests that glass wool is not likely to cause cancer in humans except under uncommon or unlikely routes or levels of exposure.)
IARC: Yes (Group 3- not classifiable with respect to human carcinogenicity)
NTP: Yes
OSHA Regulated: No
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: 2002-07-10
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Health Information Sheet: Storage and Handling Procedures:
No special storage or handling procedures are required for this material.

This material will settle out of the air. It can then be scooped up or vacuumed for disposal as a non-hazardous waste. This material will sink and disperse along the bottom of waterways and ponds. It can not easily be removed after it is waterborne, however, the material is non-hazardous in water.

Ecotoxicity: No data available for this product. This material is not expected to cause harm to animals, plants or fish.
Disposal: From MSDS
Non-hazardous waste. Dispose of waste material according to Local, State, Federal, and Provincial Environmental Regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Fiberousglass065997-17-3100
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