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Do not take internally. Contains Portland cement. Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes. Consult physician immediately. This product contains Free Silica. Do not breath dust, wear NIOSH approved respirator. Keep out of reach of children. Store in cool, dry area.
Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS:ACUTE HEALTH HAZARDS OF MORTAR: Skin And Eye Contact Health Risks And Symptoms:Acute: Wet Cement, Especially As An Ingredient in Plastic (unhardened) Concrete, Can Dry The Skin And Cause Alkali Burns, Cement Dust Can Irritate the Eyes and Upper Respiratory System. Skin Absorption Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure: None Ingestion Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure: None Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Hypersensitive Individuals May Develop Skin Rash. ACUTE HEALTH HAZARDS OF ADDITIVE: Inhalation Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure: No Adverse Effects Are Anticipated. Skin: Prolonged Or Repeated May Cause Irritation. Absorption through skin is unlikely due to physical properties of emulsion. Eye: May Cause Slight Eye Irritation. Ingestion: Single Dose Oral Toxicity Is Low. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: None.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:Cement Dust Can Cause Inflammation of the Lining Tissue of the Interior Of The Nose And Inflammation Of The Eye. Hypersensitive Individuals May Develop An Allergic Dermatitis (Skin Rash).
NTP? Yes IARC Monographs? Yes OSHA Regulated? Yes There Is Sufficient Evidence For The Carcinogenicity of Crystalline Silica To Experimental Animals And Humans.
Eye Contact: Irrigate Eyes With water: Consult A Physician immediately. Skin Contact: Wash Exposed Areas With Soap And Water Immediately. Inhaled: Wear Approved Respirator In Dusty Environment.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MORTAR: Precautions To Be Taken In Handling And Storing: None Other Precautions: None ADDITIVE: Store at temperatures between 40 degrees F and 110 degrees F.
MORTAR: Can Be Treated As A Common Waste Or Returned to the Container for Later Use if it is not Contaminated. ADDITIVE: Do not flush into sewers. Capture spills and bury in an approved land fill or burn solid wastes in adequate incinerator.