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Product Name: National Gypsum Gold Bond Plaster Retarder-07/-1/2009
Form: powder
Product Category: Commercial / Institutional » joint compound » Drywall
Home maintenance » joint compound » Drywall
Home maintenance » finish » Drywall-Wallboard
Customer Service: 800-237-9167
Date Entered: 2014-03-11
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: National Gypsum Company
Address: 2001 Rexford Road
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip Code: 28211
Telephone Number: 704-365-7300
Fax Number: 800-392-6421
Toll Free Number: 800-628-4662
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-14
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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, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

Gold Bond Brand Retarder is not expected to present an inhalation, ingestion, or contact health hazard during normal use. Hydrated lime is strongly alkaline and may cause burns. This product also contains quartz (crystalline silica) as a naturally occurring contaminant. It is recommended that a NIOSH approved particulate respirator be worn whenever working with this product results in airborne dust exposure exceeding the prescribed limits.

Potential Health Effects

Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation, Dermal contact

Eye Contact: This material is alkaline and can result in chemical burns. In addition, direct contact with dust may cause mechanical irritation. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with this product.

Skin Contact: This product is alkaline and prolonged contact may result in dry skin or chemical burns. Contact with dust may produce itching, rash and/or redness. Repeated or prolonged exposure may result in dermatitis.

Inhalation: Acute exposure to airborne dust concentrations in excess of the PEL/TLV may result in coughing, dyspnea, wheezing, and a burning irritation of the nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract, along with possible impaired pulmonary function. Chronic exposures may result in lung disease (silicosis and/or lung cancer). Exposures to respirable crystalline silica have not been documented during normal use of this product. However, good housekeeping practices and industrial hygiene monitoring is recommended when the potential for significant exposure exists.

Ingestion: May be corrosive to the digestive tract. Excessive ingestion may result in obstruction or irritation of the digestive tract.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

Repeated or prolonged exposure may result in dermatitis.
Carcinogenicity: Chronic exposure to crystalline silica (a naturally occurring contaminant in gypsum) in the respirable size has been shown to cause silicosis, a debilitating lung disease. In addition, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies crys
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses (if applicable). Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Skin Contact: Flush and wash skin with soap and water. Utilize lotions to alleviate dryness if present. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Inhalation: Remove exposed individual to fresh air immediately. If breathing difficulty persists, seek medical attention.

Ingestion: May cause abdominal discomfort or possible obstruction of the digestive tract. Seek medical attention if problems persist.
MSDS Date: 2009-07-01
Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear recommended personal protective equipment when handling. Avoid breathing dust. Minimize generation of dust. Store material in a cool, dry, ventilated area.
Disposal: Dispose of according to Local, State, Federal, and Provincial Environmental Regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Calcium hydroxide001305-62-0<25
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-3<10
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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