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Product Name: Prestone Gas Treatment, AS720-01/20/2017
Form: liquid
Product Category: Auto Products » cleaner, fuel inj/carb » Fuel System & Air Intake
Auto Products » treatment » Fuel System & Air Intake
Customer Service: 888-269-0750
Date Entered: 2018-09-05
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Prestone Products Corp.
Div., Honeywell International, Inc.
Address: 69 Eagle Road
City: Danbury
State: CT
Zip Code: 06810
Telephone Number: 847-482-2045
Fax Number: 203-830-7904
Toll Free Number: 800-269-0750
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-14
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?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Hazard Statements

Danger. Highly flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed, in contact with skin and if inhaled. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Causes serious eye irritation May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Suspected of causing cancer. Causes damage to eyes.

Precautionary Statements


Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.


Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground or bond container and receiving equipment Use explosion-proof electrical, ventilating, and lighting equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take action to prevent static discharge. Do not breathe vapors, or spray. Wash exposed skin thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection.


IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.

IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell. Immediately take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.

IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell.

IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical attention.

IF exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER, or doctor.

In case of fire: Use foam or dry chemical to extinguish.


Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Store locked up.


Dispose of contents and container in accordance with local and national regulations.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

Danger. Highly flammable liquid and vapor. Harmful if swallowed, in contact with skin and if inhaled. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Causes serious eye irritation May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Suspected of causing cancer. Causes damage to eyes.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: Liquid, vapors or mist may cause irritation of the eyes with persistent conjunctivitis, as seen as slight excess redness or conjunctiva. May cause permanent injury if not removed promptly.

Skin Contact: Prolonged contact with the skin may cause irritation with redness and defatting of the skin and absorption of harmful amounts of methanol.

Inhalation: May cause irritation of the nose and throat with headache, particularly from mists. High vapor concentrations may produce euphoria, nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tingling, numbness and shooting pains in the hands and forearms, tremors, convulsions, visual disturbances, coma, respiratory arrest and death.

Ingestion: Contains methanol. May cause abdominal discomfort or pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, confusion, drunken behavior, central nervous system depression, coma and death. Visual effects from methanol include blurred vision, double vision, changes in color perception, restriction of visual fields and complete blindness. With massive overdoses of methanol, liver, kidney and heart muscle injury have been described. There may be a delay of several hours between swallowing methanol and the onset of signs and symptoms. 60-200 ml of methanol is a fatal dose for most adults. Ingestion of as little as 10 ml may cause blindness. Aspiration of the petroleum hydrocarbons in this product during ingestion or vomiting may cause lung inflammation and damage.
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

Prolonged or repeated inhalation exposure may produce signs of central nervous system involvement, including nausea, vomiting, headache, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vertigo, cloudy and double vision. Prolonged overexposure to methanol at le
Carcinogenicity: Naphthalene and cumene are listed as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B) by IARC and is reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen by NTP. None of the other components greater than 0.1 percent are listed as a carcinogen by IARC, NTP, ACGIH, or OSHA.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash contacted area thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention.

Inhalation: Remove the victim to fresh air. If breathing has stopped administer artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, have medical personnel administer oxygen. Get immediate medical attention.

Ingestion: Seek immediate medical attention. Immediately call local poison control center or go to an emergency department. Never give anything by mouth to or induce vomiting in an unconscious or drowsy person. If vomiting occurs spontaneously, keep head below hips to prevent aspiration into the lungs.

Notes to Physician: If clinically indicated, stomach contents should be evacuated carefully in a manner which avoids aspiration. A serious potential effect is aspiration pneumonitis, which may lead to non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. The patient should be observed for signs of lung injury if aspiration is suspected. The combination of visual disturbances, metabolic acidosis and an osmol gap is evidence of methanol poisoning. Ethanol is antidotal and its early administration may block the formation of toxic metabolites of methanol. The objective is to rapidly achieve and maintain a blood ethanol level of approximately 100 mg/dl by giving a loading dose of ethanol followed by a maintenance dose. Intravenous administration of ethanol is the preferred route. Ethanol blood levels should be checked frequently. Hemodialysis may be required. 4-Methylpyrazole, a potent inhibitor of alcohol dehydrogenase, has been used therapeutically to decrease the metabolic consequences of methanol poisoning. Consult with a medical toxicologist or your poison control center.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 2
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: 2017-01-20
Handling: Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed! Do not swallow. Avoid eye and skin contact. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Use only with adequate ventilation. Wash exposed skin thoroughly with soap and water after use. Flammable Liquid! Do not smoke during use. Do not reuse empty containers unless properly cleaned. Empty containers retain product residues and may be hazardous. Do not flame cut, drill, weld, etc. on or near empty containers, even empty. Keep container away from heat, sparks, open flames and all other sources of ignition. Store in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Disposal: Dispose of product in accordance with all local, state/provincial and federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Stoddard solvent008052-41-330.0-60.0
Distillates, petroleum, hydrotreated light064742-47-830.0-60.0
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aromatic064742-95-630.0-60.0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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