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Product Information
Product Name: Parks Epoxy and Lacquer Thinner
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » thinner » Lacquer
Customer Service: 800-323-3584
Date Verified: 2011-02-15
Date Entered: 2011-02-15
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Parks Corporation
Div., Rust-Oleum Corporation
Address: 11 Hawthorne Parkway
City: Vernon Hills
State: CT
Zip Code: 60061
Telephone Number: 800-323-3584
Toll Free Number: 847-367-7700
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flame and all other sources of ignition. Ground all equipment. Do not breathe vapor. Do not take internally. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or clothing. Use with adequate ventilation or use approved respirator. When handling, wear chemical splash goggles, protective clothing and solvent resistant gloves. Wash thoroughly after handling or contact. Do not eat, drink or smoke in areas where this product is used. Do not apply air pressure, puncture or weld on or near containers. Store containers in cool, dry, ventilated, fire resistant area away from heat and separated from oxidizers.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Emergency OverviewThis product is a clear liquid with a characteristic smell and flash point of 5 deg. F.Primary Routes of Exposure: Skin Contact, Eye Contact, Inhalation, IngestionPotential Health Effects:Eye: One or more components of this material is an eye irritant. Direct contact with the liquid or exposure to vapors or mists may cause stinging, tearing, redness and swelling.Skin: One or more components of this material is a skin irritant. Direct contact with this material may cause redness, burning and skin damage. Contact may result in skin absorption but symptoms of toxicity are not anticipated by this route alone under normal conditions of use. Persons with preexisting skin disorders may be more susceptible to the effects of this material.Ingestion: One or more components of this material is toxic and may be harmful if swallowed. Effects of overexposure may include: Irritation of the digestive tract, signs of nervous system depression (e.g. headache, drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination and fatigue), visual disturbances (including blindness), convulsions, coma, death, diarrhea. Aspiration Hazard: One or more components of this material can enter lungs during swallowing or vomiting and cause lung inflammation and damage.Inhalation: While this material has a low degree of toxicity, breathing high concentrations of vapors or mists may cause: Irritation of the nose and throat, signs of nervous system depression (e.g. headache, drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination and fatigue), nausea. Respiratory symptoms associated with preexisting lung disorders (e.g. asthma-like conditions) may be aggravated by exposure to this material.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Methanol, a component of this product, causes harm to the fetus in laboratory animal studies. The relevance of these findings to humans is uncertain. Results of tests in workers exposed to high concentrations have shown that Toluene, a component of this product, can cause irreversible changes in the genetic material (DNA) of a cell. The human health consequence of these changes is not fully understood. Intentional misuse by deliberate inhalation of Toluene has been shown to cause liver, kidney and brain damage. Toluene, a component of this product, causes harm to the fetus in laboratory animal studies. The relevance of these findings to humans is uncertain. Persons with preexisting heart disorders may be more susceptible to irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) if exposed to high concentrations of this material. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage (sometimes referred to as Solvent or Painter's Syndrome). Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal.
Carcinogenicity:
Noingredients are present at greater than 0.1%that are classified by IARC, NTP, or regulated by OSHA as carcinogenic:
First Aid: Eye contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists.Skin contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.Ingestion: If swallowed, Contact a physician or Poison Control Center. This material may pose an aspiration hazard. Do Not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. The symptoms of chemical pneumonitis often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Verified Date: 2011-02-15
MSDS Date: 2009-04-06
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flame and all other sources of ignition. Ground all equipment. Do not breathe vapor. Do not take internally. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or clothing. Use with adequate ventilation or use approved respirator. When handling, wear chemical splash goggles, protective clothing and solvent resistant gloves. Wash thoroughly after handling or contact. Do not eat, drink or smoke in areas where this product is used. Do not apply air pressure, puncture or weld on or near containers. Store containers in cool, dry, ventilated, fire resistant area away from heat and separated from oxidizers.
Disposal: This material, when discarded or disposed of, could be a hazardous waste according to federal regulations (40 CFR 261) due to characteristics of ignitability (D001). The transportation, storage, treatment, and disposal of this waste must be conducted in c
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Methanol000067-56-110
Acetone000067-64-118
Isobutyl isobuyrate000097-85-8
Methyl cyclohexane000108-87-2
Toluene000108-88-343
Heptane000142-82-518
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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