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Product Name: Quaker State Antifreeze/Coolant
Form: liquid
Product Category: Auto Products » antifreeze/coolant » Cooling System
Customer Service: 800-468-8397
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Sopus Products
Div., Shell Oil Company includes Pennzoil-Quaker State
Address: PO Box 2463
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip Code: 77252
Telephone Number: 713-241-6161
Toll Free Number: 800-237-8645
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
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, (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?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. Contains ethylene glycol. Can cause central nervous system, cardiopulmonary and
kidney disorders. Do not drink antifreeze or solution. Wash thoroughly after
handling. Do not store in open or unlabeled containers.
Observe local laws and regulations. Recycling used antifreeze recommended instead of disposal. Dispose in local sewage treatment systems only where permitted. Do not drain on the ground or into storm water drainage systems.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Eye Contact: Avoid eye contact. This product may be slightly irritating to the eyes upon direct contact. This product has a low vapor pressure and is not expected to present a hazard to the eyes at ambient conditions. Exposure to mists and vapors may be irritating to the eyes.
Skin Contact: Avoid skin contact. Prolonged or repeated contact may result in slight skin irritation.
Inhalation: Avoid prolonged inhalation of mist or vapors. This product has a low vapor pressure and is not expected to present an inhalation hazard at ambient conditions. Caution should be taken to prevent aerosolization or misting of this product. This product may be considered a low health hazard unless inhaled in very high concentrations. Acute and chronic overexposures may be irritating to the respiratory tract. Symptoms of overexposure include respiratory tract irritation, headache, drowsiness and narcosis.
Ingestion: Do not ingest. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Signs and symptoms include behavioral disorders, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, visual disturbances, thirst, convulsions, cyanosis, and rapid heart rate. Signs and symptoms are central nervous system stimulation followed by depression, cardiopulmonary effects, and later potentially fatal kidney damage.
A hazard due to inhalation may exist in circumstances where ethylene glycol is handled hot or where agitation or other mechanical operations may create an excessive fog or heavy mist. Ethylene glycol is not readily absorbed through skin in acutely toxic amounts. However, animal studies and human case reports suggest that absorption through the skin repeatedly over a prolonged period of time can present a health hazard.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Prolonged or repeated contact may result in slight skin irritation.
Chronic inhalation overexposures may be irritating to the respiratory tract.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Based on data from long-term animal studies, ethylene glycol does not pose a carcinogenic risk to humans.
First Aid: From MSDS
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water and continue flushing for 15 minutes or until irritation subsides. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash contaminated area thoroughly with soap and water.
Inhalation: This material has a low vapor pressure and is not expected to present an inhalation exposure at ambient conditions. If vapor or mist is generated when the material is heated or handled, remove victim from exposure. If discomfort persists seek medical attention.
Ingestion: If person is conscious, give large quantities of water immediately. Induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention. Do not attempt to give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Notes to Physician: Immediate medical treatment is imperative, especially if a large dose has been ingested. Administer alkali to correct acidosis. Hemodialysis is effective in the management of poisoning. Intravenous administration of ethanol has been effective.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 1
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2002-09-18
Handling: From MSDS No special handling procedures are necessary. Do not transfer to unmarked containers. Store in closed containers away from heat, sparks, open flame, or oxidizing materials.Do not reuse this container. Empty container may retain product residues.
Disposal: From MSDS All disposals must comply with federal, state and local regulations. Waste material may be landfilled or incinerated at an approved facility.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Ethylene glycol000107-21-190-95
Diethylene glycol000111-46-6<5
Inhibitor package mixture999999-81-11.0-2.0
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