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Product Information
Product Name: CertainTeed Foil-Faced Fiber Glass Building Insulation-10/15/2004
Form: fiber
Product Category: Home maintenance » building » Insulation
Home maintenance » wall/ceiling » Insulation
Customer Service: 610-341-7000
Date Entered: 2006-04-05
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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: 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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Contains fiber glass wool which, under the National Toxicology Program, is a possible cause of cancer if inhaled.
This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
This fiber glass wool may cause temporary skin, eye, throat and upper respiratory irritation. P
In 2001, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reclassified glass wool as Group 3, not
classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans.
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 Inhalation: None known.
Chronic Skin Contact: None known.
Chronic Eye Contact: None known.
Chronic Ingestion: None known.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Ingredient: Fiber glass wool, Glass wool (respirable size)
IARC: Group 3, not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans.
NTP: Listed as 2, reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen,
sufficient evidence from studies in experimental animals
OSHA: Not Listed

Ingredient: Fibrous glass textile or continuous strand
IARC: Group 3, not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans.
NTP: Not Listed
OSHA: Not Listed

Ingredient: Acetic Acid ethenyl ester homopolymer
IARC: Group 3, not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans.
NTP: Not Listed
OSHA: Not Listed

This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer
First Aid: From MSDS
Inhalation: Remove from exposure. Get medical help if irritation persists.
Eye Contact: Do not rub or scratch your eyes. Flush well with running water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical help if irritation persists.
Skin Contact: Cleanse with soap and warm 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: 2004-10-15
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
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.

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
Glass, oxide chemicals (textile) (fibrous glass wool)000000-73-2<3
Asphalt008052-42-40-17
Polyvinyl acetate009003-20-7<11
Ethylene/Vinyl acetate co-polymer024937-78-8<7
Urea, polymer with formaldehyde and phenol025104-55-63.0-9.0
Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated heavy paraffinic064742-54-70.5-1.5
Distillates, petroleum, solvent-dewaxed heavy paraffinic064742-65-00.5-1.5
Fiberousglass065997-17-378-97
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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