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Product Information
Product Name: Selsun Blue Dandruff Shampoo, Balanced Treatment
Form: liquid
Product Category: Personal care » shampoo, dandruff » Hair Care
Customer Service: 800-227-5767
Date Entered: 2001-09-04
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Chattem Inc.
Sanofi
Address: 1715 West 38th. Street
City: Chattanooga
State: TN
Zip Code: 37409
Telephone Number: 423-821-4571
Fax Number: 423-821-0395
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:
For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. If condition worsens or does not improve after regular use of this product as directed, consult a doctor. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: This product is used for the treatment of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. It is an eye irritant and prolonged skin contact may produce burns, irritation, and dermatitis. It may cause sensitivity reactions. Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal upset. ROUTE(S) OF ENTRY: Skin: Clinical route Inhalation: Unlikely Ingestion: Unlikely TARGET ORGANS: Eyes, and possibly skin, lungs and gastrointestinal system. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE: N/D. Irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory tract would be anticipated effects. Prolonged skin contact with selenium sulfide reported to cause burns and dermatitis. Prolonged skin contact with sodium lauryl sulfate may produce burning, redness, and irritation. Ingestion of large amounts of sodium lauryl sulfate may produce stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting. MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: N/D. Hazard information suggests asthma, allergies, hypersensitivity to ingredients, and pre-existing insult to the eyes, skin or respiratory tract.

Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS Prolonged skin contact with selenium sulfide reported to cause burns and dermatitis. Prolonged skin contact with sodium lauryl sulfate may produce burning, redness, and irritation.

Carcinogenicity:
From MSDS Not listed (NTP, IARC, OSHA, ACGIH) Selenium sulfide, mainly selenium monosulfide with some selenium disulfide or excess selenium and sulfur, produced liver tumors in rats at oral dosages of 3-15 mg/kg and liver and lung tumors in female mice at oral dosages of 20-100 mg/kg. A dermal study in mice with 2.5 % selenium sulfide lotion was negative. Titanium dioxide produced lung tumors in rats following inhalation of 250 mg/m3 for 6 hours/day in a two year bioassay.

First Aid:
From MSDS EYES: Remove from source of exposure. Flush with copious amounts of water. If irritation persists or signs of toxicity occur, seek medical attention. No known antidote. provide symptomatic/supportive care as necessary. SKIN: Remove from source of exposure. Flush with copious amounts of water. If irritation persists or signs of toxicity occur, seek medical attention. No known antidote. provide symptomatic/supportive care as necessary. INGESTION: Remove from source of exposure. If signs of toxicity occur, seek medical attention. No known antidote. provide symptomatic/supportive care as necessary. INHALATION: Remove from source of exposure. If signs of toxicity occur, seek medical attention. No known antidote. provide symptomatic/supportive care as necessary.

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: 1995-05-17
Handling/Disposal
Handling:
From MSDS No special precautions required under normal use.

Disposal:
From MSDS Dispose of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Fragrance(s)/perfume(s)000000-00-1
Citric acid000077-92-9
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)000151-21-3
Bentonite001302-78-9
Ammonium lauryl sulfate002235-54-3
FD&C Blue #1003844-45-9
DMDM hydantoin006440-58-0
Selenium disulfide007488-56-41
Sodium chloride007647-14-5
Water007732-18-5
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose009004-65-3
Titanium dioxide013463-67-7
Ammonium laureth sulfate032612-48-9
Cocoamidopropylbetaine061789-40-0
Cocamide DEA061791-31-9
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