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Product Information
Product Name: DAP Alex Plus Easy Caulk, White-04/27/2009
Form: paste
Product Category: Home maintenance » multipurpose » Caulk
Home maintenance » acrylic latex » Caulk
Customer Service: 888-327-8477
Date Verified: 2011-03-01
Date Entered: 2011-03-01
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: DAP Products, Inc.
Address: 2400 Boston Street, #200
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Zip Code: 21224
Telephone Number: 410-675-2100
Fax Number: 410-558-1068
Toll Free Number: 800-543-3840
Date Info Verified: 2014-05-06
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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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN! DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. Use only with adequate ventilation. Open all windows and doors or use other means to ensure cross-ventilation and fresh air entry during application and drying. Odor is not an adequate warning for hazardous conditions. Avoid breathing vapor and contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not puncture or incinerate (burn) container. Make sure nozzle is directed away from yourself prior to discharge.Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Store containers away from excessive heat and freezing. Protect material from direct sunlight. Close container after each use. Store away from caustics and oxidizer
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: A white to off-white paste product with a very slight ammonia odor. WARNING! May cause eye, skin, nose, throat and respiratory tract irritation. Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture can. Exposure to temperatures above 120 'F may cause can to rupture. This product contains ethylene glycol.Primary Routes Of Entry: Skin Contact, Skin Absorption, Inhalation, Ingestion, Eye ContactEye Contact: May cause eye irritation.Skin Contact: Harmful if absorbed through the skin. May cause skin irritation.Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled, may affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. Inhalation may cause mild irritation to the respiratory tract (nose, mouth, mucous membranes). Inhalation of high concentrations may cause headache, nausea, and dizziness.Ingestion: Harmful or fatal if swallowed. If ingested, may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and depressed respiration. Ingestion may result in obstruction when material hardens. Ingestion of ethylene glycol can cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and if ingested in sufficient quantities, death.Medical Conditions which May be Aggravated by Exposure: None known.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Symptoms include: loss of memory, loss of intellectual ability and loss of coordination. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause skin, respiratory, kidney and liver damage. Prolonged and repeated skin contact may cause irritation and possibly dermatitis..
Carcinogenicity: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that crystalline silica in the form of quartz or cristobalite that is inhaled from occupational sources is carcinogenic to humans (Group 1- carcinogenic to humans). Refer to IARC Monograph 68, Silica, Some Silicates and Organic Fibres (published in June 1997) in conjunction with the use of these materials. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) classifies respirable crystalline silica as ***known to be a human carcinogen***. Refer to the 9th Report on Carcinogens (2000). The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) classifies crystalline silica, quartz, as a suspected human carcinogen (Group A2). Breathing dust containing respirable crystalline silica may not cause noticeable injury or illness even though permanent lung damage may be occurring. Inhalation of dust may have the following serious chronic health effects: Excessive inhalation of respirable dust can cause pneumoconiosis, a respiratory disease, which can result in delayed, progressive, disabling and sometimes fatal lung injury. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, non-specific chest illness and reduced pulmonary function. Smoking exacerbates this disease. Individuals with pneumoconiosis are predisposed to develop tuberculosis. There is some evidence that breathing respirable crystalline silica or the disease silicosis is associated with an increased incidence of significant disease endpoints such as scleroderma (an immune system disorder manifested by fibrosis of the lungs, skin and other internal organs) and kidney disease. Prolonged, repeated, or high exposures may cause weakness and depression of the central nervous system. A mixture of diisodecyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate has been tested in a two-generation toxicity study in laboratory animals. No effects on reproductive parameters were seen. However, a small but statistically significant increase in early offspring mortality was seen at high oral doses. The significance of this to humans is uncertain. The mixture of phthalate esters contained within this product has been shown to cause developmental effects at high doses in laboratory animals when administered orally by gavage in a developmental study and developmental and fertility effects when administered at high doses by feed in a two-generation reproduction study. The potential risk from occupational and consumer exposure is considered to be very low, based on limited relevance of the rodent findings to humans and the large safety margins between exposure and the effect levels.Ethylene Glycol may cause kidney and liver damage upon prolonged and repeated overexposures. Studies have shown that repeated inhalation of ethylene glycol has produced adverse cardiovascular changes in laboratory animals. Ethylene glycol has been shown to cause birth defects in laboratory animals.
First Aid: Eye Contact: In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with large quantities of water for at least 15 minutes until irritation subsides. Get medical attention immediately.Skin Contact: Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical aid if symptoms persist. Remove and wash contaminated clothing. Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued breathing difficulty is experienced, get medical attention immediately.Ingestion: If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Get medical attention immediately.
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 Verified Date: 2011-03-01
MSDS Date: 2009-04-27
Handling/Disposal
Handling: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN! DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. Use only with adequate ventilation. Open all windows and doors or use other means to ensure cross-ventilation and fresh air entry during application and drying. Odor is not an adequate warning for hazardous conditions. Avoid breathing vapor and contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not puncture or incinerate (burn) container. Make sure nozzle is directed away from yourself prior to discharge.Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Store containers away from excessive heat and freezing. Protect material from direct sunlight. Close container after each use. Store away from caustics and oxidizer
Disposal: Dispose of material in accordance with all federal, state and local regulations. State and Local regulations/restrictions are complex and may differ from Federal regulations. Responsibility for proper waste disposal is with the owner of the waste.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Trade secret or proprietary formula000000-02-11.0-5.0
Formaldehyde000050-00-0
Ethylene glycol000107-21-10.1-1
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-340-70
Water007732-18-5
Titanium dioxide013463-67-70.1-1
Quartz014808-60-70.1-1
Solvent-refined heavy paraffinic distillate064741-88-41.0-5.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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