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Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS Ingestion: May cause transient gastrointestinal irritation. Eye Contact: Contact may cause mild, transient irritation. Skin: None. Inhalation: Heavy exposure to dust may cause transient respiratory tract irritation. Prolonged heavy exposure to dust may cause respiratory sensitization. Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Ingestion: Possible mild gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Eye Contact: Eye contact with the product or its aqueous solution may produce transient superficial irritation. Skin: None. Inhalation: Heavy exposure to dust may cause transient respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS Heavy exposure to dust may cause transient respiratory tract irritation. Prolonged heavy exposure to dust may cause respiratory sensitization.
The manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) does not state whether the ingredients are considered carcinogens or potential carcinogens.
From MSDS Emergency and First Aid Procedures: Ingestion: Give milk or water. Eye Contact: Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Skin: Rinse exposed area with water. Inhalation: Leave dusty area. In rare cases a respiratory reaction can occur which may include tightness of chest and difficulty breathing. If this occurs, seek medical attention immediately. Other: Consumer product packages have a caution statement: ***CAUTION: EYE IRRITANT. MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. In case of eye contact, flush
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
From MSDS Precautions To Be Taken in Handling and Storing: Avoid skin contact and breathing product dust. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep product dry to maintain free-flowing granules. Other Precautions: None.
No concerns at relevant environmental concentrations. This product contains an anionic surfactant that has an aquatic 96 hr LC50 of 0.92 ppm. However, risk assessments on the finished product confirm objective safety of its usage because of the removal an