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Corrosive. Keep out of reach of children. Contains potassium hydroxide. Causes eye and skin damage. Do not get into eyes, on skin or on clothing. Wear goggles or face shield, rubber gloves and clothing and rubber boots when handling. Use in well ventilated areas. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Do not transfer product to another container. Do not mix with chlorine bleach or any other chemicals. Avoid contamination of food. Keep out of reach of children. In case of eye contact: Remove contact lenses, immediately flush eyes with plenty of running water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention. In case of skin contact: Immediately flush skin with soap and water. Flush affected area with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention. Remove affected clothing and wash before reuse. In case product is accidentally swallowed: Give large quantities of water. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately. In case fumes are inhaled: If breathing becomes difficult, remove person from contaminated area to fresh air.
Acute Health Effects:
Inhalation: Exposure to vapors may produce headaches and mucous membrane irritation.
Eye Contact: Direct contact will cause burns.
Skin Contact: Direct contact will cause burns.
Ingestion: Severe burns will occur
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None given
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
Store at 40 degrees F to 90 degrees F. Keep from freezing. Keep away from fire and heat. Keep containers closed when not in use. Provide adequate ventilation.
Large quantities should not be flushed into sewer system. Neutralize with acidic material. Neutralized product does not meet the criteria of a hazardous waste under RCRA (40 CFR, 261). When neutralized, dispose of in accordance with all regulations applicable to non-hazardous liquid waste. Spill areas are slippery.