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Product Information
Product Name: Thoroshield
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » masonry » Sealant
Home maintenance » sealant » Masonry
Customer Service: 800-433-9517
Date Entered: 2001-08-15
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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: 973-245-6000
Toll Free Number: 800-526-1072
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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Warnings: Contains ethylene glycol butyl ether, ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol butyl ether.
May cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. Ingestion may cause irritation. Reports associate repeated or prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent
brain, nervous system, liver and kidney damage. Repeated ingestion may cause kidney damage. May be absorbed through skin. Repeated or prolonged exposure increases the risk of absorption. INTENTIONAL MISUSE BY DELIBERATELY INHALING THE CONTENTS MAY BE HARMFUL OR FATAL.
KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Keep container closed. Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing vapors. DO NOT take internally. Use impervious gloves, eye protection and if used in a poorly ventilated area, use NIOSH/MSHA approved respiratory protection in accordance
with applicable federal, state and local regulations. In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes. SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDIAL ATTENTION. In case of skin contact, wash affected areas with soap and water. If irritation persists, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. Remove and wash contaminated clothing. If inhalation causes physical discomfort, remove to fresh air. If discomfort persists or any breathing difficulty occurs, or if swallowed,
SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION. This product contains materials listed by the state of
California as known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
GENERAL
No toxicity information is available on this specific preparation; this health hazard assessment is based on information that is available on its components.
INGESTION
The principal toxic effect will likely be due to ethylene glycol which causes kidney damage. Symptoms of ingestion may include abdominal discomfort and pain, dizziness, malaise, lumbar pain, CNS depression and other symptoms related to ethylene glycol ingestion. Severe kidney damage accompanies gross overexposure. May aggravate existing kidney disorders.
EYE CONTACT
Can cause irritation, burning, redness and tearing.
SKIN ABSORBTION
Ethylene glycol butyl ether is toxic by skin absorption. Repeated or prolonged contact can cause irritation, redness, drying, cracking or dermatitis.
INHALATION
Can cause irritation to nose, throat and lungs, headache, nausea and vomiting and central nervous system depression. Ethylene glycol butyl ether is toxic if inhaled at high concentrations. Persons with impaired lung function or asthma may experience breathing problems. Prolonged exposures can cause blood disorders, liver or kidney damage.
OTHER EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
None known.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Ethylene glycol butyl ether is toxic by skin absorption. Repeated or prolonged contact can cause irritation, redness, drying, cracking or dermatitis. Prolonged exposures can cause blood disorders, liver or kidney damage.

This product contains materials listed by the state of California as known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
None known.
First Aid: From MSDS
INHALATION
Remove victim to fresh air. If breathing is difficult administer oxygen. Consult a physician.
INGESTION
Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention.
EYE CONTACT
Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT
Wash with soap. Flush with water for at least 15 minutes.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1999-07-15
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Prevent skin and eye contact. Avoid breathing vapors, mists or aerosols of this product. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep product from freezing.
Disposal: From MSDS
Landfill or incinerate solids and contaminated diking in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations.
CONTAINER DISPOSAL
Drain containers completely. Empty containers may retain small amounts of residual product. Observe all hazard precautions and personal protection recommendations when handling empty containers. Dispose of waste in
accordance with all applicable regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Ethylene glycol000107-21-11
2-Butoxyethanol000111-76-25
Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether000112-34-52
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