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Product Information
Product Name: Gaps and Cracks Foam-Old Product
Form: aerosol foam
Product Category: Home maintenance » insulation, foam » Sealant
Home maintenance » weatherstripping » Window
Home maintenance » spray foam » Insulation
Home maintenance » foam » Crack filler
Customer Service: 800-366-4740
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Dow Chemical Company, The
Address: 200 Larkin
City: Midland
State: MI
Zip Code: 48674
Telephone Number: 866-583-2583
Toll Free Number: 866-583-2583
Date Info Verified: 2011-04-28
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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: Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Extremely Flammable.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS EYE: May cause moderate eye irritation. May cause very slight transient (temporary) corneal injury. SKIN: Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause slight skin irritation. May cause allergic skin reaction in susceptible individuals. Animal studies have shown that skin contact with isocyanates may play a role in respiratory sensitization. May stain skin. A single prolonged exposure is not likely to result in the material being absorbed in harmful amounts. INGESTION: Single dose oral toxicity is considered to be low. No hazards anticipated from swallowing small amounts incidental to normal handling operations. INHALATION: At room temperature, PMDI vapors are minimal due to low vapor pressure. However, certain operations may generate vapor or aerosol concentrations sufficient to cause irritation or other adverse effects. Excessive exposure may cause irritation to upper respiratory tract and lungs, and pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs). May cause respiratory sensitization in susceptible individuals. MDI concentrations below the exposure guidelines may cause allergic respiratory reactions in individuals already sensitized. Symptoms may include coughing, difficult breathing and a feeling of tightness in the chest. Effects may be delayed. Decreased lung function has been associated with overexposure to isocyanates. SYSTEMIC (OTHER TARGET ORGAN) EFFECTS: Tissue injury in the upper respiratory tract and lungs has been observed in laboratory animals after repeated excessive exposures to MDI/polymeric MDI aerosols.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS Lung tumors have been observed in laboratory animals exposed to aerosol droplets of MDI/Polymeric MDI (6 mg/m3) for their lifetime. Tumors occurred concurrently with respiratory irritation and lung injury. Current exposure guidelines are expected to protect against these effects reported for MDI.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 1
Reactivity Rating: 1
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2002-04-12
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS Avoid contact of this product with water at all times during handling and storage. Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep equipment clean. Use disposable containers and tools where possible. Do not eat, drink, or smoke in working area. Store in a dry place. Store between 32 degrees F to 90 degrees F. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use. Protect containers from physical abuse. Avoid direct sunlight. Do not incinerate aerosol can.
Disposal: From MSDS DISPOSAL: DO NOT DUMP INTO ANY SEWERS, ON THE GROUND, OR INTO ANY BODY OF WATER. All disposal methods must be in compliance with all Federal, State/Provincial and local laws and regulations. Regulations may vary in different locations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Prepolymer of MDI and polyether polyol000000-46-415-40
Chlorodifluoromethane000075-45-615-40
Methylene bisphenyl diisocyanate (MDI)000101-68-80.12-0.3
MDI (polymeric)009016-87-930-60
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