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Product Information
Product Name: Jasco Semi-Paste Varnish & Stain Remover
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » stripper » Varnish
Customer Service: 800-238-2672
Date Verified: 2011-03-18
Date Entered: 2011-03-20
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Barr & Co., Inc., W.M.
Address: 2101 Channel Avenue
City: Memphis
State: TN
Zip Code: 37501
Telephone Number: 800-238-2672
Fax Number: 800-621-9508
Toll Free Number: 800-398-3892
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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Danger! Flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, flame and all other sources of ignition. Vapors may cause flash fire or ignite explosively. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights, and turn off all stoves, heaters, electric motors and all other sources of ignition during use and until all vapors are gone. Use only with adequate ventilation to prevent buildup of vapors. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms and small, enclosed areas. Whenever possible use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness – stop – ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. If the work area is not well ventilated, do not use this product. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Danger! Poison. May be fatal or cause blindness if swallowed. Vapor harmful. Eye and; skin irritant. Contains acetone, methanol, methylene chloride, and toluene. Cannot be made non-poisonous. Methylene chloride has been shown to cause cancer in certain laboratory animals. The risk to your health depends on the level and duration of exposure. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. Avoid breathing of vapors or mist and contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not take internally. Warning: using this product will expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.Keep out of reach of children
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: Danger! Poison! Flammable liquid and vapor. Vapor harmful. May be fatal or cause blindness if swallowed. Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Causes eye burns. Causes skin and respiratory tract irritation.Potential Health EffectsEye contact: Vapors can cause eye irritation. Contact can produce redness, inflammation, pain and temporal eye damage.Skin contact : Causes irritation, redness, pain, drying and cracking of the skin. Prolonged contact can cause burns. May be absorbed through skin.Ingestion: May cause irritation of the gastrointestinal tract and/or abdominal spasms. Symptoms parallel inhalation. Aspiration of material into the lungs can cause chemical pneumonitis.Inhalation: Causes irritation to the respiratory tract. Causes formation of carbon monoxide in blood which affects cardiovascular system and central nervous symptoms. Symptoms of overexposure may include skin sensations (e.g. pins and needles), fatigue, confusion, headaches, dizziness and drowsiness. Very high concentrations or continued exposure may cause increased light-headedness, vomiting, blurred vision, blindness, staggering, unconsciousness, comas, and even death.Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Those of the skin, eye, and lungs/respiratory system. This may include dermatitis; asthma and other breathing disorders; chronic lung disease; coronary artery disease; anemia.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Methylene Chloride may cause headache, mental confusion, depression, liver effects, kidney effects, bronchitis, loss of appetite, nausea, lack of balance, and visual disturbances. Prolonged and/or repeated skin contact can cause severe irritation or dermatitis. Methylene chloride may cause cancer in humans. Toluene may affect the developing fetus. Toluene chronic poisoning describe anemia, decreased blood cell count and bone marrow hypoplasia. Methanol report impaired vision.
Carcinogenicity: Contains ingredients listed as carcinogenic by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
First Aid: Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen and seek medical attention immediately.Skin contact: Immediately wash with mild soap and water for 15 minutes, while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Get medical attention.Eye contact: Immediately flush with water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.Ingestion: Aspiration hazard. Do not take internally. If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Give large quantities of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention immediately. If vomiting occurs, keep head below hips to prevent aspiration into lungs.Note to Physician: This product contains methanol which can cause intoxication and central nervous system depression. Methanol is metabolized to formic acid and formaldehyde. These metabolites can cause metabolic acidosis, visual disturbances and blindness. Since metabolism is required for these toxic symptoms, their onset may be delayed from 6 to 30 hours following ingestion. Ethanol competes for the same metabolic pathway and has been used to prevent methanol metabolism. Ethanol administration is indicated in symptomatic patients or at blood methanol concentrations above 20 mcg/dl. Methanol is effectively removed by hemodialysis.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 3
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 Verified Date: 2011-03-18
MSDS Date: 2008-08-25
Handling/Disposal
Handling: No smoking or eating. Keep container closed when not in use. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames and other sources of ignition. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues. Separate from incompatibles. This material may corrode plastic and rubber. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.Store in a cool, dry well-ventilated location. Protect against physical damage.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Methanol000067-56-130-50
Acetone000067-64-110.0-25.0
Methylene chloride000075-09-225-40
Toluene000108-88-310.0-20.0
Oleic acid000112-80-10.5-1.5
Potassium hydroxide001310-58-31.0-5.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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