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Acute Health Effects:
PRIMARY ROUTE(S) OF ENTRY: Inhalation and direct dermal exposure.
TARGET ORGANS: Upper respiratory system, skin and eyes. EFFECTS OF
OVEREXPOSURE: SKIN AND EYES: Prolonged or repeated overexposure
to dust or to wet Portland cement may cause skin irritation. Contact with
eyes will cause irritation. INHALATION: Portland cement is considered
a nuisance dust. Prolonged or repeated overexposure to dust may cause
nose and throat irritation.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Existing skin conditions.
Chronic Health Effects:
Existing skin conditions may be aggravated by exposure to product.
NTP: No. IARC Monographs: No. OSHA Regulated: No.
SKIN AND EYES: In case of eye contact, flush eyes
with plenty of water continuously for fifteen (15) minutes; get medical
attention immediately. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water or
hand cleaner. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist. Wash clothing
before reusing. INHALATION: Remove to fresh air.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
VENTILATION: Normal, ambient ventilation should be sufficient. Handle
and mix powder component carefully to avoid creating dust. RESPIRATORY
PROTECTION: Should not be required. If work process generates
excessive quantities of dust, wear respirator approved for nuisance dusts.
SKIN AND EYE PROTECTION: It is always a good safety practice to avoid
contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin. Use spectacle-type
glasses to avoid splashing in eyes, and latex or rubber gloves to prevent
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE: Avoid
extreme heat or cold. OTHER PRECAUTIONS: None.
Dispose of container and any unused contents in accordance with Federal, State, and Local Waste Disposal Regulations. Do not flush unused contents or residue down drains. Do not reuse container.