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Product Name: Johns Manville Insul-SHIELD Faced Fiber Glass Board Insulation-06/24/2005
Form: fiber
Product Category: Home maintenance » wall/ceiling » Insulation
Home maintenance » building » Insulation
Customer Service: 303-978-2000
Date Entered: 2006-04-05
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Manufacturer: Johns Manville Insulation Group
Address: P.O. Box 5108
City: Denver
State: CO
Zip Code: 80127
Telephone Number: 303-978-2000
Toll Free Number: 800-654-3103
Date Info Verified: 2015-02-18
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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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Breathing dust from this product may cause a scratchy throat, congestion, and slight coughing. Getting dust or fibers on the skin, or in the eyes may cause itching, rash, or redness.

Target Organs: Nose (nasal passages), throat, lungs, skin, eyes.
Primary Routes of Entry (Exposure): Inhalation (breathing dust), skin, and eye contact.

Potential Health Effects
Inhalation: Irritation of the upper respiratory tract (scratchy throat), coughing, and congestion may occur in extreme exposures.
Skin: Temporary irritation (itching) or redness may occur.
Absorption: Not applicable
Ingestion: This product is not intended to be ingested (eaten). If ingested, it may cause temporary irritation to the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract.
Eyes: Temporary irritation (itching) or redness may occur.
Ears: Temporary irritation (itching) or redness may occur.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure
Pre-existing chronic respiratory, skin, or eye diseases or conditions.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Refer to section on Carcinogenicity.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Component Carcinogenicity
Fiber glass wool (65997-17-3)
ACGIH: A3 - Confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans
NTP: Reasonably Anticipated To Be A Carcinogen (respirable size)
IARC: Group 3 - Not Classifiable (IARC Monograph 43, 1988; Monograph 81, 2002)
Antimony trioxide (may be in facing or adhesive) (1309-64-4)
ACGIH: A2 - Suspected Human Carcinogen (production)
IARC: Group 2B - Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans (IARC Monograph 47, 1989)

Chronic Toxicity

Antimony trioxide causes pneumoconiosis in humans. Antimony trioxide was tested for carcinogenicity by inhalation exposure in male and female rats. Evidence for pulmonary cancer in the rat studies was inconsistent. In the earlier studies, rats were exposed to extremely high dose levels; exposed female rats, but not males, had an increased cancer incidence. However, in later studies using more advanced techniques, the rats did not show increased cancers. USEPA and CAL EPA concluded that these studies are inadequate for use in quantitative cancer risk assessment. According to US EPA's recently proposed cancer risk assessment guidance, a margin of exposure (MOE) analysis is more appropriate when, as with antimony trioxide, the carcinogenicity of a chemical may be a secondary effect of toxicity or of an induced physiological change. The MOE approach was adopted after conferring with CAL EPA scientists involved in the Proposition 65 program who suggested using US EPA's Proposed Guidance for Carcinogen Risk Assessment. An independent laboratory conducted a risk analysis using the MOE approach; the results indicated that the potential levels of exposure to antimony trioxide in JM products pose no significant cancer risk to the end-user of these products.
MSDS Date: 2008-04-16
Handling: From MSDS
Wear a cap, a loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt and long pants to protect skin from irritation. Exposed skin areas should be washed with soap and warm water after handling or working with fiber glass. Clothing should be washed separately from other clothes, and the washer should be rinsed thoroughly (run empty for a complete wash cycle). This will reduce the chances of fiber glass being transferred to other clothing.
Disposal: From MSDS
Dispose of waste material according to Local, State, Federal, and Provincial Environmental Regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Antimony trioxide001309-64-4>0.1
Acrylic resin(s) (unspecified)999999-59-42.0-15.0
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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