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Product Information
Product Name: Parks Mineral Spirits Paint Thinner-Old Product
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » mineral spirits » Paint Thinner
Customer Service: 800-225-8543
Date Entered: 1997-05-01
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Parks Corporation
Div., Rust-Oleum Corporation
Address: 11 Hawthorne Parkway
City: Vernon Hills
State: CT
Zip Code: 60061
Telephone Number: 800-323-3584
Toll Free Number: 847-367-7700
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?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Hazard: Danger! Vapor Harmful. May affect the brain or nervous system causing dizziness, headaches or nausea. Causes eye, skin, nose and throat irritation. Warning. Use of this product will expose you to benzene which is known to cause cancer and to toluene which is known to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Notice: Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational over exposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal. Precautions: Keep away from heat and flame. Prevent build up of vapor by opening all windows and doors to achieve cross ventilation. If you can smell even a week solvent odor, there is a real fire risk. Vapors may spread long distances. Do not use this product for any use that requires quantities of product to be spread over large surfaces (more than 4 square feet). The potential for fire and health effects increases dramatically. For any use that requires spreading over a large surface, use a non-flammable product. Use only with adequate ventilation. Do not breath vapor or spray mist. Ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness or if air monitoring demonstrates vapor/mist levels are above applicable limits, wear appropriate, properly fitted respirator (NIOSH/MSHA approved) during and after application. Follow respirator manufacturer's directions for respirator use. Close container after each use. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly after handling. First Aid: If you experience difficulty breathing, leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical assistance immediately. In case of eye contact, immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention immediately. For skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately. Spillage. If spilled, contain spilled material and remove with inert absorbent. Dispose of contaminated absorbent, container and unused contents in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Keep out of reach of children. (#2035 metal can container)
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation: Exposure to vapor or mist is possible. Short-term inhalation toxicity is low. Breathing small amounts during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Breathing large amounts may be harmful. Symptoms are more typically seen at air concentrations exceeding the recommended exposure limits. Symptoms of exposure may include irritation (nose, throat, respiratory tract).
Eye Contact: Exposure may cause mild eye irritation. Symptoms may include stinging, tearing and redness.
Skin Contact: Exposure may cause mild skin irritation. Prolonged or repeated exposure may dry the skin. Symptoms may include redness, burning, drying and cracking and skin burns. Skin absorption is possible but harmful effects are not expected from this route of exposure under normal conditions of handling and use.
Ingestion: Single dose oral toxicity is low. Swallowing small amounts during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful. Symptoms may include gastrointestinal irritation (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) and headache, unconsciousness). This material can enter the lungs during swallowing or vomiting and cause lung inflammation and/or damage.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Pre-existing lung disorders (e.g., asthma-like conditions) may be aggravated by exposure to the material. Preexisting skin disorders may be aggravated by exposure to this material.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Prolonged or repeated exposure may dry the skin.
According to the State of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65), this product contains the following chemicals that may cause cancer and/or reproductive t
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Based on the available information, this material cannot be classified with regard to carcinogenicity. This material is not listed as a carcinogen by IARC, NTP or OSHA.
According to the State of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforc
Health Rating: 1
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: 1998-02-04
Handling: From MSDS Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep container closed. Personnel should avoid inhalation of vapors. personal contact with the product should be avoided. Should contact be made, remove saturated clothing and flush affected areas with water.
Disposal: From MSDS Dispose of in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Stoddard solvent008052-41-3100
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