Skip Navigation

Household Products Database banner

Quick search


Advanced Search triangular bullet

Browse by category
Auto Products
Inside the Home
Pesticides
Landscape/Yard
Personal Care
Home Maintenance
Arts & Crafts
Pet Care
Home Office

Browse A to Z
Products Names
Types of Products
Manufacturers
Ingredients

Support pages
About the Database
FAQ
Product Recalls
Help
Glossary
Contact Us
More Resources

 

 

Home Products Manufacturers Ingredients Health Effects
Product Information
Product Name: Chevron Pro Gard Fuel Injector Cleaner-Old Product
Form: liquid
Product Category: Auto Products » cleaner, fuel inj/carb » Fuel System & Air Intake
Customer Service: 415-894-7700
Date Entered: 1996-09-03
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Chevron Texaco
Address: 6001 Bollinger Canyon Road
City: San Ramon
State: CA
Zip Code: 94583
Telephone Number: 800-582-3835
Toll Free Number: 800-582-3835
Date Info Verified: 2011-04-04
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
Enter text or highlight term...
Warnings: Caution: Light Aromatic Solvent Naphtha. Do not use or store near flame, spark or hot surface. Use only in well ventilated area. Keep container closed. Clean up spills immediately. Liquid evaporates and forms vapors (fumes) which can catch fire and burn with explosive violence. Invisible vapors spread easily and can be set on fire by many sources such as pilot lights, welding equipment and electric motors/switches. Fire hazard is greater as liquid temperature rises above 85 deg F. Avoid prolonged or repeated breathing of vapor or contact with skin or eyes. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling can be harmful or fatal. First Aid: If swallowed, do not make person vomit. Call a doctor immediately. If product gets on the skin, wash with soap and water. If product gets in eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes while holding eyelids open. Remove contact lenses, if worn. If irritation persists, see a doctor. If overcome by vapors, move patient to fresh air. If not breathing, apply artificial respiration and call a doctor. Note to physician: For emergency information call 1-800-231-0623. Ingestion of this product or subsequent vomiting can result in aspiration of light hydrocarbon liquid which can cause pneumonitis. Prolonged breathing of vapors can cause central nervous system effects.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Inhalation: Breathing the vapors at concentrations above the recommended exposure standard can cause central nervous system effects. Central nervous system effects may include one or more of the following: headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, weakness and loss of coordination. Eye Contact: The eye irritation potential of this substance has not been determined. However, it may be slightly irritating to the eyes and could cause prolonged (days) impairment of vision. The degree of the injury will depend on the amount of material that gets into the eye and the speed and thoroughness of the first aid treatment. Symptoms may include pain, tears, swelling, redness, and blurred vision. Skin Contact: The skin irritation potential of this substance has not been determined. however, it may be a severe skin irritant so contact with the skin could cause prolonged (weeks) injury to the affected area. The degree of injury will depend on the amount of material that gets on the skin and speed and thoroughness of the first aid treatment. The systemic toxicity of this substance has not been determined. However, it should be practically non-toxic to internal organs if it gets on the skin. Symptoms may include pain or a feeling of heat, discoloration, swelling, and blistering.Ingestion: The oral toxicity of this substance has not been determined. however, it may be slightly toxic to internal organs if swallowed. The degree of injury will depend on the amount absorbed from the gut. Because of the low viscosity of this substance, it can directly enter the lungs if it is swallowed (this is called aspiration). This can occur during the act of swallowing or when vomiting the substance. Once in the lungs, the substance is very difficult to remove and can cause severe injury to the lungs and death.
Chronic Health Effects: This product contains light aromatic solvent naphtha, a mixture of C8, C9 (predominant) and C10 aromatic hydrocarbons. Studies sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute showed no signs of neurotoxicity in rats exposed by inhalation to 1320 ppm (highest dose tested) for 13 weeks. An inhalation developmental toxicity study in mice showed fetal toxicity at 500 ppm (decrease in fetal body weights) and 150 ppm (increase in post implantation loss, decrease in fetal body weights, and increased incidence of unossified sternebrae and reduced skull ossification. Maternal toxicity was expressed at 1500 ppm by reduced food intake, inhibited body weight gain and 50% mortality. No evidence of maternal toxicity was noted at 100 and 500 ppm; no evidence of fetal toxicity was noted at 100 ppm; therefore, the developmental toxicity NOEL for inhalation of light aromatic solvent naphtha was considered to be 100 ppm. This product contains Stoddard solvent, a mixture of straight and branched-chain paraffins, naphthenes and aromatic hydrocarbons. Based on studies of Stoddard solvent sample 85-01 sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute, the acute dermal LD50 was found to be >3.0 g/kg and the acute oral LD50 was found to be >5.0 g/kg. Acute inhalation toxicity tests showed a no observable effect level for inhalation at 4.0 mg/l, with eye irritation and slight loss of coordination at 8 mg/l, and tremors, CNS depression and death within 7.5 hours of exposure to 10 mg/l. In a 28-day dermal study sponsored by the API, moderate skin irritation occurred at 200 mg/kg, with moderate to severe irritation above 1000 mg/kg. The API also determined the primary dermal irritation index to be 4.5, and the primary eye irritation index to be 0 at 24 hours. In human sensory response tests, exposure to Stoddard solvent at 0.60 mg/l caused mild eye and nose irritation after 30 minutes with increased blink rate and eye irritation at 2.4 mg/l, and eye irritation and tearing at 2.7 mg/l. No significant effects on psychomotor performance was noted.
Carcinogenicity: No ingredients of the product have been identified as an NTP, California Prop 65, IARC (Group 1, 2A, 2B), or EPA carcinogen.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 2
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: 1999-11-20
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Read and observe all precautions on product label. Liquid evaporates and forms vapor (fumes) which can catch fire and burn with explosive violence. Invisible vapor spreads easily and can be set on fire by many sources such as pilot lights, welding equipment, and electrical motors and switches. Fire hazard is greater as liquid temperature rises above 85F. Do not use or store near flame, sparks or hot surfaces. use only in well ventilated area. keep container closed. Do not weld, heat or drill container. Replace cap. Emptied container still contains hazardous or explosive vapor or liquid. CAUTION! Do not use pressure to empty drum or drum may rupture with explosive force. Keep out of reach of children.
Disposal: Use material for its intended purpose or recycle if possible. This material, if it must be discarded, may meet the criteria of a hazardous waste as defined by USEPA under RCRA (40CFR261) or other state and local regulations. Measurement of certain physica
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene000095-63-6<3.5
Stoddard solvent008052-41-3>1
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aromatic064742-95-6>1
HHS.GOV Household Products Database Home Page National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine