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(Complete MSDS for this product)
Acute Health Effects:
CAUTION: IRRITANT. Direct contact with uncured caulk irritates eyes and skin. Overexposure to vapor may irritate eyes, nose and throat. Caulk may release acetic acid vapor (vinegar-like odor) during cure. Fully cured caulk is nonhazardous. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. Material is a paste-like material that can be of various colors.
ROUTES OF ENTRY:
INHALATION: May be irritating to upper respiratory tract.
INGESTION: Ingestion is not a probable route of exposure. Single dose oral toxicity is considered to be extremely low. No hazard expected from swallowing small amounts incidental to normal handling operations. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
SKIN: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause moderate irritation.
EYE: Substance may cause moderate eye irritation.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE:
Chronic Health Effects:
No information provided.
IARC: Yes, 2B (vinyl acetate)
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has determined vinyl acetate to be carcinogenic in experimental animals. Available epidemiologic studies do not confirm an increased risk of cancer in exposed humans.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. If difficulty persists, seek medical attention.
INGESTION: Call poison control center immediately. Follow their specific instructions.
SKIN: Wash with soap and water or waterless cleaner. Contact a physician if irritation develops or persist.
EYE: Hold eyelids apart and flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not get material in eyes. Avoid breathing vapors. Avoid prolonged or repeated contact with the skin. Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid contact with moist air.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Disposal of this product must comply with all applicable federal, state and local regulations.