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Product Name: Quikrete Fireplace Mortar No. 8620-21-05/09/2012
Form: paste
Product Category: Home maintenance » repair » Fireplace-Stove
Customer Service: 800-282-5828
Date Entered: 2012-06-12
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Quikrete Companies
Address: 3490 Piedmont Rd. #1300
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zip Code: 30305
Telephone Number: 404-634-9100
Fax Number: 404-842-1425
Toll Free Number: 800-282-5828
Date Info Verified: 2017-02-28
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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazard Identification

Potential Health Effects

Route(s) of Entry: Skin, Ingestion

May cause severe eye irritation

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Localized redness, swelling, itching or dryness. Gastrointestinal irritation if ingested.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Skin diseases may be aggravated by contact

Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

Prolonged contact will cause alkaline burns to the eyes or skin irritation and reddening

Carcinogenicity: Portland cement may contain 0.75 % insoluble residue. A fraction of these residues may be free crystalline silica. Respirable crystalline silica (quartz) can cause silicosis, a fibrosis (scarring) of the lungs and possibly cancer. There is evidence that exposure to respirable silica or the disease silicosis is associated with an increased incidence of Scleroderma, tuberculosis and kidney disorders.

NTP: Known carcinogen

OSHA: Not listed as a carcinogen

IARC Monographs: Group 1 Carcinogen

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (“IARC”) concluded that there was “sufficient evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of crystalline silica in the forms of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources”, and that there is “sufficient evidence in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of quartz or cristobalite.” The overall IARC evaluation was that “crystalline silica inhaled in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources is carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).” The IARC evaluation noted that “carcinogenicity was not detected in all industrial circumstances or studies. Carcinogenicity may be dependent on inherent characteristics of the crystalline silica or on external factors affecting its biological activity or distribution of its polymorphs.”

First Aid: Eye contact: Immediately flush eye thoroughly with water. Continue flushing eye for at least 15 minutes, including under lids. Call physician immediately.

Skin contact: Wash skin with cool water and pH-neutral soap or a mild detergent. Seek medical treatment if irritation or inflammation develops or persists. Seek immediate medical treatment in the event of burns.

Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician immediately.

Health Rating: 2.
Flammability Rating: 0
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: 2012-05-09
Handling: Do not allow water to contact the product until time of use to preserve product utility. Store under normal warehouse conditions.

Disposal: The packaging and material may be land filled.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium hydroxide001310-73-2
Kaolin clay001332-58-7
Sodium silicate001344-09-8
Calcium metasilicate013983-17-0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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