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Product Information
Product Name: USG Sheetrock Brand Lightweight Taping Joint Compound Ready-Mixed
Form: paste
Product Category: Home maintenance » joint compound » Drywall-Wallboard
Home maintenance » wall/ceiling » Plaster
Customer Service: 800-874-4968
Date Entered: 2012-06-18
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: United States Gypsum Company
Address: 550 West Adams Street
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zip Code: 60661
Telephone Number: 312-436-4000
Toll Free Number: 800-874-4968
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:
Dust can cause irritation to eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Use wet-sanding to reduce dust created. Wear eye, skin and respiratory protection as necessary per working conditions. If eye contact occurs flush with water for 15 minutes. Do not ingest. If ingested, call physician. Frequent breathing of mica dust can cause lung disease (pneumoconiosis). Product safety information: 800-507-8899 or usg.com. Customer Service: 800 USG-4-YOU (800 874-4968). KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS:
Hazard Identification
Emergency Overview
This product is not expected to produce any unusual hazards during normal use. Exposure to high dust levels may irritate the skin, eyes, nose, throat, or upper respiratory tract. Prolonged and repeated breathing of respirable mica dust may cause lung disease (pneumoconiosis).
Medical conditions which may be aggravated: Pre-existing upper respiratory and lung diseases such as, but not limited to, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Pre-existing skin diseases such as, but not limited to, rashes and dermatitis.
Potential Health Effects
Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation, eyes and skin contact.
Inhalation: Exposure to dust generated during the handling or sanding of the product may cause temporary irritation to eyes, skin, nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract. Persons subjected to large amounts of this dust will be forced to leave area because of nuisance conditions such as coughing, sneezing and nasal irritation. Labored breathing may occur after excessive inhalation. If respiratory symptoms persist, consult physician.
Eye contact: Dust can cause temporary mechanical irritation of eyes. If burning, redness, itching, pain or other symptoms persist or develop, consult physician.
Skin: None known.
Ingestion: None known.
Medical conditions which may be aggravated: Pre-existing upper respiratory and lung diseases such as, but not limited to, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Pre-existing skin diseases such as, but not limited to, rashes and dermatitis.



Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:
Inhalation: Exposures to respirable crystalline silica are not expected during the normal use of this product; however, actual levels must be determined by workplace hygiene testing. Prolonged and repeated exposure to airborne free respirable crystalline silica can result in lung disease (i.e., silicosis) and/or lung cancer. The development of silicosis may increase the risks of additional health effects. The risk of developing silicosis is dependent upon the exposure intensity and duration.



Carcinogenicity:
IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer: 1- Carcinogenic to humans
NTP National Toxicology Program (Health and Human Services Dept., Public Health Service, NIH/NIEHS): 1- Known to be carcinogen
ACGIH American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists: A2 Suspected human carcinogen





First Aid:
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Leave the area of exposure and remain away until coughing and other symptoms subside. Other measures are usually not necessary, however if conditions warrant, contact physician.
Eye contact: In case of contact, do not rub or scratch your eyes. To prevent mechanical irritation, flush thoroughly with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, consult physician.
Skin contact: Wash with mild soap and water. If irritation persists, consult physician.
Ingestion: This product is not intended to be ingested or eaten. If gastric disturbance occurs, call physician.
Notes to Physician: Treatment should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition.

Health Rating: 1*
Flammability Rating: 0
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: 2011-01-01
Handling/Disposal
Handling:
Avoid dust contact with eyes and skin. Wear the appropriate eye and skin protection against dust. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid breathing dust. Wear the appropriate respiratory protection against dust in poorly ventilated areas and if TLV is exceeded Use good safety and industrial hygiene practices.
Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area away from sources of heat, moisture and incompatibilities (

 

Disposal:
Dispose of material in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Never discharge directly into sewers or surface waters. Consult with environmental regulatory agencies for guidance on acceptable disposal practices.

Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-3<10.0
Kaolin clay001332-58-7<5.0
Water007732-18-5>55.0
Attapulgite012174-11-7<5.0
Quartz014808-60-7<5.0
Ethylene/Vinyl acetate co-polymer024937-78-8<5.0
Perlite093763-70-3<15.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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