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Product Information
Product Name: Hercules Glug Crystals
Form: crystals
Product Category: Home maintenance » drain cleaner/opener » Plumbing
Home maintenance » opener/cleaner » Drain
Home maintenance » joint compound » Pipe
Customer Service: 800-221-9330
Date Verified: 2011-03-28
Date Entered: 2011-03-28
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?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Wear personal protective equipment. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not breathe vapors/dust. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep in properly labeled containers. Keep out of the reach of children.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview: Poison. May be fatal if swallowed. Corrosive. Harmful by inhalation. The product causes burns of eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Reacts violently with water.Principle Routes of Exposure: Skin contact, Eye contact, Ingestion.Potential Health EffectsEye contact: Causes burns. Corrosive to the eyes and may cause severe damage including blindness.Skin contact: Causes burns.Inhalation: Harmful by inhalation. Inhalation of corrosive fumes/gases may cause coughing, choking, headache, dizziness, and weakness for several hours. Pulmonary edema may occur with tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, bluish skin, decreased blood pressure, and increased heart rate. Aspiration into lungs can produce severe lung damage.Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Ingestion causes burns of the upper digestive and respiratory tract. Can burn mouth, throat, and stomach.Aggravated Medical Conditions: Preexisting eye disorders. Skin disorders. Respiratory disorders.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:Possible risks of irreversible effects.
Carcinogenicity: None of the components is listed as a carcinogen or suspected carcinogen by IARC, NTP or OSHA.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediate medical attention is required. Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Keep eye wide open while rinsing. Do not rub affected area.Skin Contact: Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water removing all contaminated clothes and shoes. Consult a physician.Inhalation: Call a physician or Poison Control Center immediately. Move to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.Ingestion: Call a physician immediately. Clean mouth with water and afterwards drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.Notes to Physician: Product is a corrosive material. Use of gastric lavage or emesis is contraindicated. Possible perforation of stomach or esophagus should be investigated. Do not give chemical antidotes. Asphyxia from glottal edema may occur. Marked decrease in blood pressure may occur with moist rales, frothy sputum, and high pulse pressure. Treat symptomatically.Protection of First-aiders: Use personal protective equipment. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 1
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: 2006-06-27
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Wear personal protective equipment. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not breathe vapors/dust. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-use.Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Keep in properly labeled containers. Keep out of the reach of children.
Disposal: Should not be released into the environment.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium hydroxide001310-73-2100
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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