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Product Information
Product Name: CertainTeed InsulSafe 4 Loose Fill Insulation-10/26/2001
Form: fiber
Product Category: Home maintenance » loose-fill » Insulation
Customer Service: 0
Date Entered: 2005-01-14
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: CertainTeed Corporation
Address: 750 East Swedesford Road
City: Valley Forge
State: PA
Zip Code: 19482
Telephone Number: 610-341-7000
Fax Number: 610-341-7777
Toll Free Number: 800-782-8777
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 fiber glass wool, a possible cause of cancer if inhaled. This fiber glass wool insulation may cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. When handling and/or applying this insulation:
Wear long sleeves, gloves and cap.
Wear eye protection (goggles, safety glasses or face mask).
Use a NIOSH-certified disposable or reusable particulate respirator with an efficiency of N95 or higher, such as a 3M #8210, #8511, #8233 or equivalent.
After handling and/or applying this insulation:
Bathe with soap and warm water.
Wash work clothes separately and rinse washer after use.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation, skin and eye contact.
Acute Inhalation: Temporary upper respiratory irritation.
Acute Skin Contact and Sensitization: Temporary skin irritation seen in certain individuals.
Skin Absorption: None.
Acute Eye Contact: Temporary eye irritation.
Acute Ingestion: Unlikely. Contact physician if unusual reaction is noted.

Medical Conditions Which May Be Aggravated: Pre-existing conditions which may be aggravated by mechanical irritants upon inhalation or skin contact.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Chronic effects unknown.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Following a thorough review of all of the medical-scientific data available at a meeting in October 2001, the IARC panel lowered the classification for glass wool insulation fibers from a Group 2B classification (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to a Group 3 classification (not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans). IARC said that there is no evidence of increased risks of lung cancer or of mesothelioma...from occupational exposures during the manufacture of these materials, and inadequate evidence overall of any cancer risk.
First Aid: From MSDS
Inhalation: Remove from exposure. Get medical help if irritation persists.
Eye Contact: Flush well with running water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical help if irritation persists.
Skin Contact: Cleanse with soap and water. Get medical help if irritation persists.
Ingestion: Unlikely. Consult physician if unusual reaction is noted.
Fires: Remove to fresh air. Administer oxygen and get medical help.
Information for Medical Practitioners: Skin irritation responds well to mild hydrocortisone cream.
Health Rating: 1*
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: 2001-10-26
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Handling: When handling and/or applying this insulation: Wear long sleeves, gloves and cap. Wear eye protection (goggles, safety glasses or face mask).
Use a NIOSH-certified disposable or reusable particulate respirator with an efficiency of N95 or higher, such as a 3M Brand #8210, #8511, #8233 or equivalent.
After handling and/or applying this insulation: Bathe with soap and warm water. Wash work clothes separately and rinse washer after use.

Storage: Store under cover to protect product.
Disposal: From MSDS
Scrap material should be disposed of in a sanitary landfill in accordance with federal, state and local regulations. Waste material is not considered hazardous as defined by RCRA (40 CFR Part 261).
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Distillates, petroleum, solvent-dewaxed heavy paraffinic064742-65-02.5
Fiberousglass065997-17-3
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