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Product Information
Product Name: Hercules Cloroben Open Wide
Form: granular
Product Category: Home maintenance » drain cleaner/opener » Plumbing
Home maintenance » opener/cleaner » Drain
Customer Service: 800-221-9330
Date Verified: 2011-03-28
Date Entered: 2011-03-28
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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
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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: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep separate from acids. Do not allow water to enter container, heat and flammable hydrogen gas will evolve. Contact with some foods will release carbon monoxide gas.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationPrimary route of Exposure: Inhalation, skin, ingestion.Potential Health EffectsInhalation: Airborne concentrations of dust of caustic soda may cause damage to the upper respiratory tract and even to the lung tissue proper which could produce chemical pneumonia, depending upon the severity of exposure.Skin contact: : Caustic soda is destructive to tissues contracted and produces severe burns. Eye contact: Caustic Soda is destructive to eye tissues on contact. Will cause severe burns that result in damage to the eyes andeven blindness. Ingestion: Caustic soda, if swallowed, can cause severe burns and complete tissue perforation of mucous membranes of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach.Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Corrosive to all body tissues with which it comes incontact.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Chronic local effect may consist of multiple areas of superficial destruction of the skin or of primary irritant dermatitis. Similarly, inhalation of dust, spray or mist may result in varying degrees of irritation or damage to the respiratory tract tissues and an increased susceptibility to respiratory illness.
Carcinogenicity: None of the components is listed as a carcinogen or suspected carcinogen by IARC, NTP or OSHA.
First Aid: Eye contact: Object is to flush material out immediately then seek medical attention. Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, holding lids apart to ensure flushing of the entire surface. Washing eyes within 1 minute is essential to achieve maximum effectiveness. Seek medical attention. Skin contact: Wash contaminated areas with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and footwear and wash clothing before reuse. Discard footwear which cannot be decontaminated. Seek medical attention immediately. Inhalation: Get person out of contaminated area to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, resuscitate and administer oxygen if readily available. Seek medical attention immediately. Ingestion: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Give large quantities of water. If available give several glasses of milk. If vomiting occurs spontaneously, keep airways clear. Seek medical attention immediately.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 2
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: 2011-03-28
MSDS Date: 2000-03-01
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep separate from acids. Do not allow water to enter container, heat and flammable hydrogen gas will evolve. Contact with some foods will release carbon monoxide gas.
Disposal: Before disposing be sure container is completely empty and rinsed with water to prevent accidental burns. Dispose in accordance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium carbonate000497-19-8
Sodium hydroxide001310-73-2
Sodium carbonate peroxide015630-89-4
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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