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Keep out of reach of children under 6 yrs. of age. If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION This white paste may produce transient eye irritation. Ingestion of small amounts may cause nausea, vomiting, and mild GI irritation; ingestion of larger amounts may cause symptoms of nitrate and/or fluoride toxicity which should be evaluated by a medical professional. POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS Eye - May produce transient superficial eye irritation. Skin - Prolonged exposure may produce transient irritation. Inhalation - NA Ingestion - Nausea and vomiting may occur within minutes, and diarrhea and mild GI irritation may occur up to 24 hours after ingestion of small amounts (1 oz or more). Ingestion of larger amounts (> 2oz in children; > 8 oz in adults) may cause symptoms of fluoride and/or nitrate toxicity.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS See Acute Health Effects
The manufacturers Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) does not state whether the ingredients are considered carcinogens or potential carcinogens.
From MSDS Eye - Rinse thoroughly with water. Oral irritation - Discontinue use, See physician or dentist if symptoms persist Skin - Rinse with water. Ingestion - If a small amount (1 to 2 oz in children; 2-8 oz in adults) has been ingested, administer milk (water or other liquid if milk is not available) to dilute stomach contents. If a large amount (> 2 oz in children; > 8 oz in adults) has been ingested, administer milk (water or other liquid if milk is not available) to dilute stomach contents and contact a medical professional for further advice. Inhalation - NA