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In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately. Do not use in children under 6 years of age. Children over 6 should be supervised when using Scope. Keep out of reach of children.
Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS Emergency Overview: These liquids may produce transient eye irritation. Ingestion of large amounts may produce signs of alcohol intoxication. Potential Health Effects: Eye - May produce transient eye irritation. Skin - NA Inhalation - NA Ingestion - Ingestion of large amounts may produce signs of alcohol intoxication. Ingestion by children may lead to hypoglycemia.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS None given.
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. Intoxication - Seek medical attention if [Original Mint] > 2.0 ml/kg is ingested. (e.g. > 14 ml in a 7kg child) [Peppermint] > 3.0 ml/kg is ingested. (e.g. > 21ml in a 7kg child) [Smooth Mint] > 8 oz is ingested Inhalation - NA
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
From MSDS Precautions for Safe Handling: Handling/storage area must be well ventilated, cool and dry. Materials must be isolated from potential sources of ignition. Fire fighting equipment must be available at all times. Conditions for Safe Storage: See immediately above Other Recommendations: None
From MSDS Perform waste disposal in compliance with all applicable regulations. Flush down sewer with large quantities of water.