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Product Information
Product Name: Sakrete B-1 Trowel Grade Leveler and Underlayment
Form: solid
Product Category: Home maintenance » self leveling » Cement/Concrete
Landscape/Yard » ready mix » Cement/Concrete
Customer Service: 866-725-7383
Date Entered: 2012-05-11
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Bonsal American
Oldcastle Company
Address: 8201 Arrowridge Boulevard
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip Code: 28273
Telephone Number: 704-525-1621
Fax Number: 704-529-5261
Toll Free Number: 800-738-1621
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:
The product is a cementitious powder blend. When in contact with moisture in eyes or on skin, or when mixed with water, it becomes highly caustic (pgreater than 12) and will damage or burn (as severely as third-degree) the eyes or skin. Inhalation may cause irritation to the moist mucous membranes of the nose, throat and upper respiratory system or may cause or may aggravate certain lung diseases or conditions.

Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS:
Hazards Identification
The product is a cementitious powder blend. When in contact with moisture in eyes or on skin, or when mixed with water, it becomes highly caustic (pgreater than 12) and will damage or burn (as severely as third-degree) the eyes or skin. Inhalation may cause irritation to the moist mucous membranes of the nose, throat and upper respiratory system or may cause or may aggravate certain lung diseases or conditions.
Potential Health Hazards
Potential health effects may vary depending upon the duration and degree of exposure.
Eye contact: Exposure to airborne dust may cause immediate or delayed irritation or inflammation of the cornea. Eye contact by larger amounts of dry powder or splashes of wet product may cause effects ranging from moderate eye irritation to chemical burns and blindness.
Exposure to the dry product may cause drying of the skin with consequent mild irritation or more significant effects attributable to aggravation of other conditions. Discomfort or pain cannot be relied upon to alert a person to a hazardous skin exposure. Some individuals may exhibit an allergic response upon exposure to the product. The response may appear in a variety of forms ranging from a mild rash to severe skin ulcers.
Inhalation: Exposure to product may cause irritation to the moist mucous membranes of the nose, throat and upper respiratory system. Pre-existing upper respiratory and lung diseases may be aggravated by inhalation.
Ingestion: Internal discomfort or ill effects are possible if large quantities are swallowed.

Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:
The product coming in contact with wet skin or exposure to the wet product may cause more severe skin effects, including thickening, cracking or fissuring of the skin. Prolonged exposure can cause severe skin damage in the form of chemical (caustic) burns.
Inhalation exposure to free crystalline silica may cause delayed lung injury including silicosis, a disabling and potentially fatal lung disease, and/or cause or aggravate other lung diseases or conditions.

Carcinogenicity:
The product is not recognized as a carcinogen by NTP, OSHA, or IARC. However, it may contain trace amounts of heavy metals recognized as carcinogens by these organizations. In addition, it also contains crystalline silica which IARC classifies as a known human carcinogen (Group I). The NTP, in its ninth Annual Report on Carcinogens, classified --silica, crystalline (respirable)-- as a known carcinogen.

First Aid:
Eye contact: Immediately flush eye thoroughly with water. Continue flushing eye for at least 15 minutes, including under lids, to remove all particles. Call physician immediately.
Skin contact: Wash skin with cool water and pH-neutral soap or a mild detergent. Seek medical treatment if irritation or inflammation develops or persists. Seek immediate medical treatment in the event of burns.
Inhalation:Remove person to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Seek medical help if coughing and other symptoms do not subside. Inhalation of large amounts of product requires immediate medical attention.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. If conscious, have the victim drink plenty of water and call a physician immediately.

MSDS Date: 2008-02-03
Handling/Disposal
Handling:
Keep dry until used. Handle and store in a manner so that airborne dust does not exceed applicable exposure limits. Use adequate ventilation and dust collection.

Disposal:
DO NOT DUMP INTO ANY SEWERS, ON THE GROUND, OR INTO ANY BODY OF WATER. All disposal methods must be in compliance with all Federal, State/ Provincial and local laws and regulations. Regulations may vary in different locations. Waste characterizations and compliance with applicable laws are the responsibility solely of the waste generator.

Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Calcium oxide001305-78-8
Iron(III) oxide001309-37-1
Magnesium oxide001309-48-4
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-3
Calcium sulfate007778-18-9
Dicalcium silicate010034-77-2
Calcium aluminate012042-78-3
Tetracalcium aluminoferrite012068-35-8
Tricalcium silicate012168-85-3
Gypsum013397-24-5
Quartz014808-60-7
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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