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Product Information
Product Name: Ajax Scouring Cleanser-Old Product
Form: powder
Product Category: Inside the Home » multipurpose cleaner » Bathroom & Kitchen
Inside the Home » multipurpose » Cleaner
Customer Service: 800-221-4607
Date Entered: 1996-08-21
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Colgate Palmolive Co.
Address: 300 Park Avenue
City: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10022
Telephone Number: 212-310-2000
Fax Number: 212-310-3243
Toll Free Number: 800-468-6502
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 Inhalation: No hazards under normal conditions of use. Prolonged inhalation by unorthodox use (non-wetted) or abuse (sniffing) may affect respiratory function in some individuals. Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation on prolong contact. Eye Contact: Causes eye irritation on direct contact. Ingestion: May cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS MSDS states ***This product contains fine particulates which, under conditions of unorthodox use, may affect respiratory function in some individuals. These particles may aggravate asthma, bronchitis, and other lung conditions. (For a further discussion of potential health effects of the chemical ingredients listed on the label or mentioned as hazardous under 'Ingredients' in this database file, consult the accompanying chemical database file.)

Carcinogenicity:
From MSDS IARC found sufficient evidence to classify silica as a carcinogen in animals. However, the evidence in humans is limited. It is anticipated to be a carcinogen by NTP.

Health Rating: 2
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: 1996-08-21
Handling/Disposal
Handling:
From MSDS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid inhalation of the dust; use in a well ventilated area on wetted surface. Avoid contact with acids. Low levels of chlorine gas could be released when powder is exposed to flames. Keep container sealed to avoid absorption of moisture from the air and possible loss of bleaching function. Not recommended for use on silver, fabrics, painted surfaces, rubber or soft plastic.

Disposal:
From MSDS Small (household) amounts may be disposed of in an approved land disposal facility.

Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium carbonate000497-19-86
Quartz014808-60-71.02
Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate025155-30-01.7
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