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Product Name: Roxul Safe N Sound Noise and Fire Protection Insulation
Form: fiber
Product Category: Home Maintenance » mineral wool » Insulation
Home Maintenance » acoustic » Insulation
Home Maintenance » fireproof » Insulation
Customer Service: 800-265-6878
Date Entered: 2006-04-20
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Roxul Inc.
Address: 8024 Esquesing Line
City: Milton
State: ON
Zip Code: L9T 6W3
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
Emergency Overview: Acrid smoke may be generated during a fire.
Exposure to dust may be irritating to the eyes, nose and throat.
Potential Health Effects:
Inhalation: Temporary mechanical irritation of the upper respiratory tract (scratchy throat, coughing, congestion) may result from exposures to dusts and fibers in excess of applicable exposure limits.
Skin Contact: Dusts and fibers may cause temporary mechanical irritation (itching) or redness to the skin.
Eye Contact: Dusts and fibers may cause temporary mechanical irritation (itching) or redness to the eyes.
Ingestion: Ingestion of this product is unlikely and not intended under normal conditions of use. Ingestion of this product may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Existing Medical Conditions: Pre-existing chronic eye, skin and respiratory conditions may temporarily worsen due to exposure to dusts and fibers.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
In October 2001, IARC completed a re-evaluation of respirable mineral wool fibers and classified them in Group 3 (not classifiable as to their carcinogenicity to humans). A summary of the most important scientific studies appears below:
The possible carcinogenic effects of exposure to mineral wool fibers has been evaluated in a number of epidemiological (human) studies. Most of this research, including large long-tem studies of mineral wool production workers in the U.S. and Europe, has been sponsored or supported by the North American and International thermal insulation industries, including Roxul Inc. Published reports of the early results of these studies identified significantly elevated rates of respiratory cancer in several sub cohorts of the worker populations under evaluation (e.g., Simonato et al. 1987; Enterline et al. 1987). However, the studies had several methodological limitations, including failure to control for confounding exposures to other possible causes of the elevated cancer risk, including tobacco use and occupational exposures to recognized carcinogens such as asbestos. For these reasons, the authors of these reports did not interpret the results as establishing an association between exposure
to mineral wool fibers and an increased risk of cancer. Several of these earlier reports formed part of the basis for IARC
First Aid: From MSDS
Inhalation: If irritation occurs, remove the affected person to fresh air. Drink water, and blow nose, to clear dusts and fibers from throat and nose. If irritation persists, consult a physician.
Skin: If irritation occurs, do not rub or scratch. Rinse under running water prior to washing with mild soap and water. Use a washcloth to help remove fibers. If irritation persists, consult a physician.
Eyes: If irritation occurs, flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Do not rub the eyes. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
Ingestion: Ingestion of this product is unlikely and not intended under normal conditions of use. If it does occur, rinse mouth with plenty of water to help remove dust and fibers, and drink plenty of water to help reduce potential gastrointestinal irritation. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by a physician.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2005-07-13
Handling: From MSDS Unpack material at application site to avoid unnecessary handling of product.- Keep work areas clean. Avoid unnecessary handling of scrap material and debris by placing such materials in suitable containers, which should be kept as close to the work area as possible.- Ensure good ventilation. Local exhaust ventilation may be required if the method of use produces dust levels which exceed applicable exposure limits.- Avoid excessive eye and skin contact with dusts and fibers.- Use recommended cleanup procedures to avoid buildup of dusts and fibers in the work area.- Keep material in original packaging until it is to be used.- Store material to protect against adverse conditions including precipitation.
Disposal: From MSDS Product is not considered a hazardous waste. Dispose of waste material according to Federal, State, Provincial, and Local environmental regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Urea, polymer with formaldehyde and phenol025104-55-61.0-6.0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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