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Product Information
Product Name: Hercules Fluid Action Solder Flux
Form: paste
Product Category: Home maintenance » solder flux » Plumbing
Home maintenance » flux, plumbing » Solder
Customer Service: 800-221-9330
Date Entered: 2001-05-29
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Hercules Chemical Co.
Div. of Oatey SCS
Address: 4700 W. 160th. Street
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Zip Code: 44135
Telephone Number: 216-267-7100
Fax Number: 800-321-9535
Toll Free Number: 800-321-9532
Date Info Verified: 2014-05-06
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Routes of Entry:
Inhalation? N
Skin? YES/Primary Ingestion? YES/Primary

Health Hazards: Individuals with pre-existing diseases of lungs may have increased susceptibility to the toxicity of excessive exposure to zinc chloride.

Signs And Symptoms of Exposure: INGESTION: Severe damage to internal organs (esophagus & pylorus) will occur if swallowed in large quantities. SKIN CONTACT: Prolonged contact causes burns, skin irritation with discomfort with rash. EYE CONTACT: Will cause eye irritation with discomfort, tearing or blurring of vision.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: For zinc chloride contact, there are inconclusive or unverified reports of human sensitization.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
SKIN CONTACT: Prolonged contact causes burns, skin irritation with discomfort with rash. For zinc chloride contact, there are inconclusive or unverified reports of human sensitization.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
NTP? NO IARC? NO OSHA Regulated? NO
First Aid: From MSDS
INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If conscious, dilute by giving large quantities of water or milk. Call a physician immediately. SKIN CONTACT: Wash affected skin area with soapy water. Remove contaminated clothing. If burn or rash appears, consult a physician. EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for 15 minutes. consult a physician.
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 Date: 2001-02-05
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Precautions To Be Taken In Handling And Storing:
If handling in large quantities, wear rubber gloves and goggles.
Disposal: From MSDS
Landfill, to dispose of large quantities, comply with federal, state and local regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Zinc chloride007646-85-75
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