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Product Information
Product Name: DAP Lightweight Wallboard Joint Compound, Ready-to-Use
Form: paste
Product Category: Home maintenance » joint compound » Drywall-Wallboard
Home maintenance » drywall-wallboard » Joint Compound
Customer Service: 888-327-8477
Date Verified: 2011-03-01
Date Entered: 2011-03-03
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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: CAUTION! Removal of this product after use will result in the generation of dust. If dry-sanded, exposure to dust may result in build-up of material in eyes, ears, nose, and mouth which may cause irritation.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Keep containers away from excessive heating and freezing. Avoid skin and eye contact. Do not inhale dusts of this product.Store away from caustics and oxidizers. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use. Keep containers from excessive heat and freezing. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationPrimary Routes Of Entry: Skin Contact, Inhalation.Eye contact: May cause eye irritation.Skin contact: May dry skin.Inhalation: Vapor may irritate nose and upper respiratory tract.Ingestion: None known.Medical Conditions which May be Aggravated by Exposure: Asthma and asthma-like conditions may worsen from prolonged and repeated exposure.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:No information provided.
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 (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.This product may contain small amounts of vinyl acetate. Vinyl acetate is identified by IARC as a potential carcinogen. Lifetime exposure to high vapor concentrations (600 ppm) of vinyl acetate caused malignant and benign tumors of the respiratory tract of rats, but not mice.; this response possibly being associated with the irritant effect. Vinyl acetate has been tested for carcinogenic potential in rats in two separate drinking water studies. In one study in which animals were exposed to concentrations up to 0.5% in water, there was no evidence of carcinogenicity. Male rates receiving vinyl acetate at high concentrations in drinking water (0.5%) for two generations possibly demonstrated a decreased ability to produce offspring. In the second study, conducted at higher concentrations (up to 1% in water), evidence of cancer in the stomach and oral cavities was observed. There is no evidence that has caused cancer in humans. There should be minimal risk when used with ventilation adequate to keep the atmospheric concentration of vinyl acetate below the recommended exposure limit.
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.Inhalation: Hazards: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention immediately.Ingestion: Call a physician or Poison Control Center immediately. Do not induce vomiting.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
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: 2004-12-30
Handling/Disposal
Handling: CAUTION! Removal of this product after use will result in the generation of dust. If dry-sanded, exposure to dust may result in build-up of material in eyes, ears, nose, and mouth which may cause irritation.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Keep containers away from excessive heating and freezing. Avoid skin and eye contact. Do not inhale dusts of this product.Store away from caustics and oxidizers. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use. Keep containers from excessive heat and freezing. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F.
Disposal: 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
Vinyl acetate monomer000108-05-40.01-0.3
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-330-45
Water007732-18-5
Attapulgite012174-11-71.0-5.0
Quartz014808-60-70.1-1
Perlite093763-70-35.0-10.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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