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Product Name: Radio Shack Rosin Core Solder
Form: solid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » electronics » Solder
Home maintenance » electronics » Solder
Home maintenance » solder » Electronics
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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Primary ROUTES OF ENTRY; Inhalation

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE (severe short-term) EXPOSURE:
Severe short-term overexposure may lead to central nervous system disorders, characterized by drowsiness, seizures, coma and death. It should be recognized that exposures of this magnitude in an industrial environment are extremely unlikely.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:
None given.
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.

Operations such as grinding, sawing, or buffing can generate airborne particulates in the work area.
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
No information provided.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 1
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: 1992-03-18
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE:
Use of approved respirators is required for applications where adequate ventilation cannot be provided. Activities which generate dust or fume should be avoided. When melted, the temperature should be kept as low as possible.

Avoid inhalation or ingestion. practice good housekeeping and personal hygiene procedures. A shower is recommended if significant dust exposure occurs.

General storage procedures acceptable.
Disposal: From MSDS
Disposer must comply with local, county, state and federal disposal or discharge laws.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Lead007439-92-10-100
Silver007440-22-4<2
Tin007440-31-50-100
Antimony007440-36-0<2
Copper007440-50-8<2
Rosin008050-09-71.0-3.0
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