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Product Name: Prestone Heavy Duty Brake Fluid-Old Product
Form: liquid
Product Category: Auto Products » brake fluid » Brakes
Customer Service: 800-862-7737
Date Entered: 1996-09-03
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Prestone Products Corp.
Div., Honeywell International, Inc.
Address: 39 Old Ridgebury Road
City: Danbury
State: CT
Zip Code: 06811
Telephone Number: 203-830-7800
Fax Number: 203-830-7904
Toll Free Number: 800-890-2075
Date Info Verified: 2015-02-18
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?)
Health Effects
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Caution: Contains Polyalkylene Glycol Ethers. Avoid eye contact. Immediately wash eyes with water for 15 minutes. Call physician immediately. Keep out of reach of children.

Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS Inhalation: High concentrations of vapor may cause skin irritation experienced as nasal discomfort and discharge. Eye Contact: May cause moderate eye irritation and possible corneal injury. Skin Contact: Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause skin irritation. A single prolonged exposure is not likely to result in material being absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts. Prolonged or repeated skin exposure to very large amounts of some of the ingredients of this formulation may cause drowsiness. Ingestion: Accidental ingestion o9f a small amount may cause gastrointestinal discomfort with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. A large ingestion may produce central nervous system depression and kidney and liver damage.

Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS There are no known or reported effects from chronic exposure except for effects similar to those experienced from single exposure. Medical conditions aggravated by overexposure: A knowledge of the available toxicology information and of the physical and clinical properties of this material suggest that over exposure is unlikely to aggravate existing medical conditions. This product may contain amines which may react with nitrites to form nitrosamines. Some nitrosamines have been shown to be carcinogenic in laboratory animals. Some minor components of this product, when tested separately, have resulted in fetal toxicity in animals studied, and one component caused birth defects in animals following ingestion of large dosages. Some minor components, when tested separately, have been shown not to interfere with reproduction, although one of these minor components was slightly toxic to the offspring of treated female rats.

From MSDS None of the ingredients in this product is listed as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by NTP, IARC, or OSHA.

MSDS Date: 1995-12-27
From MSDS Avoid eye contact. Avoid prolonged/repeated skin contact. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after use. Do not add nitrites or other nitrosating agents. A nitrosamine, which may cause cancer may be formed. Keep away from open flames and excessive heat. Do not cut or weld on or near empty drums or pails. Do not reuse empty containers unless properly cleaned. Empty containers contain product residue and may be dangerous. Do not cut, weld, drill etc. containers, even empty. Keep out of reach of children.

From MSDS Incinerate in a furnace where permitted under appropriate federal, state, and local regulations.

Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Diethylene glycol000111-46-60-8
Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether000112-34-5
Tetraethylene glycol000112-60-7
Polyalkylene glycol009038-95-3
Glycols, polyethylene025322-68-3
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