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Product Information
Product Name: Quikrete Color-PAK, Charcoal No. 1318
Form: powder
Product Category: Home maintenance » colorant » Cement/Concrete
Home maintenance » cement » Colorant
Landscape/Yard » colorizer » Cement/Concrete
Customer Service: 0
Date Entered: 2005-01-14
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Quikrete Companies
Address: 3490 Piedmont Rd. #1300
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zip Code: 30305
Telephone Number: 404-634-9100
Fax Number: 404-842-1425
Toll Free Number: 800-282-5828
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
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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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Solid black powder with little to no odor. Inhalation can cause temporary lung irritation. May ignite in air above 500 deg F. Will burn in fire. Carbon monoxide and dioxide are emitted. It may not be obvious that product is burning unless it is stirred and sparks are apparent. Packaging can burn in fire, releasing toxic gases or fumes.

Potential Health Effects:
Eyes: Non-irritating to the eyes. Excessive exposure to airborne dust may reduce visibility and /or cause unpleasant deposits.
Skin: Will not irritate skin and is not likely to cause allergic skin reaction. Injury to the skin or mucus membranes can occur by directly mechanical action or by rigorous skin cleaning necessary for removal of dust.
Ingestion: Small amounts (a tablespoonful) swallowed are not likely to cause injury. Not a hazard in normal industrial use.
Inhalation: Not a hazard in oral industrial use. As with all dusty materials, inhalation may cause respiratory irritation, sneezing, coughing and runny nose.

Human Effects and Symptoms of Overexposure:
Acute: Dust concentrations above the permissible exposure limit may cause temporary upper respiratory tract discomfort.

Medical Conditions Aggravated By Exposure: None known. Carbon black. Like any nuisance dust, may aggravate certain pre-exciting upper respiratory disorders, such as bronchitis or asthma.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Epidemiological studies of workers in the carbon black producing industries of North America and Western Europe show no significant adverse health effect due to occupational exposure to carbon black. Early studies in the former USSR and Eastern Europe report respiratory diseases among workers exposed to carbon black, including: bronchitis, pneumonia, emphysema and rhinitis. Such studies are of questionable validity, due to inadequate study design and methodology, lack of appropriate controls for cigarette smoking, and other confounding factors such as concurrent exposures to carbon monoxide, coal oil and petroleum vapors. Moreover, review of these studies indicates that concentrations of carbon black were greater than current occupational exposure standards. In Monograph 65, issued in April 1996, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) re-evaluated carbon black and concluded that: Although one cohort study on the carbon black production industry showed slight excesses of cancer, the totality of the epidemiology studies, both in the carbon black production industry and in some user industries, suggested that the is inadequate evidence for the carcinogenicity in humans of carbon black.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
IARC: Listed Group 2B/Possible Human Carcinogen.
NTP: Not listed OSHA: Not listed

The IARC changed the listing of Carbon Black April 12, 1996 from Category 3 (insufficient evidence to make a determination) to Category 2B (Known animal carcinogen, possible human carcinogen) gassed on the results of rat inhalation studies of carbon black, despite the lack of any parallel evidence in humans or other animal species.
First Aid: From MSDS
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water, Remove contact lenses. Continue flushing. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
Skin: Wash with soap and water. Wash clothing before re-use. Get medical attention.
Ingestion: Swallowing less than announce will not cause harm. For larger amounts, do not induce vomiting, but give one or two glasses of water to drink and contact medical personnel or poison control center. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation: No specific treatment is necessary since this material is not likely to be hazardous by inhalation. If exposed to excessive levels of dust or fumes, move from dusty area to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get immediate 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 Date: 2003-07-01
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Material should be kept dry until use. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Store dry at ambient temperature away from food and beverages, excessive heat or flame sources (furnace, kilns, boilers etc.). Avoid breathing dust. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of dust. Avoid getting in eyes or on skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid contact with moisture. Re-seal bag immediately after use.
Disposal: From MSDS
Material which cannot be reclaimed can be land filled in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Carbon black001333-86-4
Sodium polynaphthalenesulfonate009084-06-4
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