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Product Information
Product Name: Formica Brand Kitchen & Bath Caulk
Form: paste
Product Category: Home maintenance » tile/tub » Caulk
Home maintenance » caulk » Tile
Customer Service: 800-433-9517
Date Entered: 1997-05-01
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Degussa Building Systems
Name changed to BASF Construction Chemicals
Address: 889 Valley Park Drive
City: Shakopee
State: MN
Zip Code: 55379
Telephone Number: 952-496-6000
Fax Number: 952-496-6062
Toll Free Number: 800-433-9517
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
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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Warnings: Contains Mineral Spirits, butyl benzyl phthalate. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapors. Use only with adequate ventilation. Ingestion may cause irritation. NOTICE: Rep0rts have associated repeated and prolonged over exposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. INTENTIONAL MISUSE BY DELIBERATELY INHALING THE CONTENTS MAY BE HARMFUL OR FATAL. FIRST AID: Skin contact, wash off quickly with soap and water. If in eyes, flush thoroughly with plenty of water for 15 minutes. In inhalation causes physical discomfort, remove to fresh air. If discomfort persists, or any breathing difficulty occurs, or if severe, SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. For medical emergency call 1-800-424-9300. Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for further information. Bar code: 0-51527-10008-7
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation: Avoid inhaling. May cause irritation of respiratory tract. Pre-existing respiratory or skin conditions may be aggravated by exposure. Eye Contact: Slight irritant. May cause reversible corneal injury. Skin Contact: Slight irritant. May cause dermatitis and allergic responses. Ingestion: May cause irritation if swallowed.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
1) This product does not contain dust as produced and does not generate dust in normal use. Dust generated by abnormal activities, such as sanding or grinding, could contain a trace amount of free, respirable silicon dioxide (quartz). Prolonged and/or repeated overexposure to free respirable silica may cause silicosis or other delayed and serious lung injury. Product could also contain trace amounts (
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
NTP and IARC have listed free respirable silicon dioxide (quartz) as a suspect human carcinogen. IARC, NTP, and OSHA list formaldehyde as a suspect carcinogen. This product contains a trace amount(
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 1
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: 1994-04-12
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Do not take internally. Avoid contact with eyes, clothing, and skin. Keep container closed when not in use. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from extreme heat and open flames. Avoid breathing vapors, especially those in the top of the shipping container. Use with adequate ventilation.
Disposal: From MSDS
Review all local, state, and federal regulations concerning health and pollution for appropriate disposal procedures. Do not incinerate closed containers.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Butyl benzyl phthalate000085-68-71.0-10.0
Stoddard solvent008052-41-31.0-5.0
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-20-60
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