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Product Name: Radio Shack 60/40 Rosin Core Solder
Form: solid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » electronics » Solder
Home maintenance » solder » Electronics
Home maintenance » electronics » Solder
Inside the Home » solder » Electronics
Customer Service: 800-843-7422
Date Entered: 2001-08-13
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Radio Shack
(Distributor)
Address: 300 Radio Shack Circle
City: Fort Worth
State: TX
Zip Code: 76102
Telephone Number: 817-415-3700
Fax Number: 817-415-6880
Toll Free Number: 800-843-7422
Date Info Verified: 2014-05-06
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?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: CAUTION: Empty containers may contain product residue. Observe all label precautions.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Primary exposure during soldering is to evaporated solvent which may contain droplets of rosin and/or other organic decomposition products.
PRIMARY ROUTES OF ENTRY: Eyes, Inhalation, Ingestion
TARGET ORGANS: Flux fumes: eyes, skin, mucous membranes and respiratory system. Ingestion of lead metal can affect kidneys, gastrointestinal, reproductive and neurological systems.

EFFECTS OF ACUTE (severe short-term) EXPOSURE:
Inhalation: Flux fumes during soldering may cause irritation and damage of mucous membranes and respiratory system.
Skin Contact: possible local irritation by contact with flux or fumes.
Skin Absorption: None.
Eye Contact: Irritation from contact with smoke from soldering.
Ingestion: Not likely to occur.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Flux: Pre-existing conditions of the lungs. Lead: Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, kidneys, nerves and possible reproductive system.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
EFFECTS OF CHRONIC (prolonged) EXPOSURE:
Breathing fumes during soldering may cause respiratory system irritation, headache and irritation of mucous membranes. Smoke during soldering will contain rosin which is an allergen and can cause respiratory system irritation and damage. Repeated ingestion of lead can result in systemic poisoning.

If the solder contains lead, these precautions are applicable. This product contains lead which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
NTP: No
OSHA: No
IARC: Yes

Lead and its components have been placed in Class B2, probably carcinogenic to humans by USEPA. IARC has placed lead and its compounds in Class 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans.
First Aid: From MSDS
Seek medical assistance for further treatment, observation and support if needed.

EYE CONTACT: For burns flush immediately with cool water. For fume irritation use eye drops and remove from exposure.
SKIN CONTACT: For burns flush immediately with cool water. If a rash develops from flux fumes, remove person from exposure and wash skin with soap and water.
INHALATION: Remove person from exposure to fumes.
INGESTION: NA
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 2
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1998-12-11
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE:
Store away from sources of sulfur. Wash hands after handling solder containing lead before eating or smoking. Avoid breathing smoke/fumes generated during soldering. Do not place flux cored solder into a hot solder pot because the flux may ignite.

Wash hands thoroughly after handling solder containing lead and before eating or smoking.
Disposal: From MSDS
Solder can be reclaimed.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Lead007439-92-1
Silver007440-22-4
Tin007440-31-5
Antimony007440-36-0
Bismuth007440-69-9
Rosin008050-09-7<3
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