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Product Name: Tamko Non-Fibered Roof and Foundation Coating
Form: liquid
Product Category: Commercial / Institutional » foundations » Protective Coating
Commercial / Institutional » roofing » Protective Coating
Home maintenance » coating » Roof
Customer Service: 800-641-4691
Date Entered: 2014-03-13
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Manufacturer: Tamko Roofing Products, Inc.
Address: 220 West 4th. Street
City: Joplin
State: MO
Zip Code: 64801
Telephone Number: 800-641-4691
Fax Number: 800-841-1925
Toll Free Number: 800-641-4691
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-13
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: Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), an extremely toxic gas, may be emitted from heated asphalt and may accumulate in storage tanks and other confined spaces. At low concentrations (< 1 ppm), H2S can be irritating to the eyes, nose and throat, and at high concentrations (>500 ppm) can cause rapid unconsciousness and death. The odor of H2S cannot be used as an indicator of exposure, because the gas causes rapid olfactory fatigue which deadens the sense of smell. Use this product under well-ventilated working conditions.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

Warning! Combustible. Vapors, mists or fumes may irritate the eyes and respiratory tract. May cause central nervous system depression. Direct contact may cause eye and skin irritation. Heating may release toxic hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) which may accumulate in confined spaces. Aspiration hazard if swallowed. Asphalt may contain components that are skin cancer hazards.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: May cause eye irritation resulting in tearing, stinging, redness or swelling. Vapors, mists, or fumes may be irritating.

Skin Contact: Contact may cause skin irritation. Redness, drying and cracking of the skin (dermatitis), may occur following prolonged and repeated contact. In addition, prolonged and repeated exposure to asphalt fumes has been reported to cause an acne-like skin condition, skin discoloration, and may increase sensitivity to the sun (photo sensitization).

Skin Absorption: Not expected to be significant with short-term contact. However, prolonged or repeated skin contact may result in absorption of hazardous components.

Inhalation: Exposure to fumes, vapors, or mists may cause irritation of the nose and throat, and possible signs of central nervous system depression (symptoms may include headache, dizziness, loss of coordination, and drowsiness). Loss of consciousness can occur in poorly ventilated or confined spaces. Additional signs and symptoms of exposure may include reduced appetite and abnormal fatigue.

Ingestion: This product may cause irritation of the digestive tract followed by vomiting and central nervous system depression (see "inhalation" for symptoms). Avoid aspiration of vomit into the lungs which can cause inflammation or pneumonitis.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

Components can cause cancer.
Carcinogenicity: This product contains petroleum asphalt. Petroleum asphalt is not listed as a carcinogen by OSHA or NTP. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined there is inadequate evidence that asphalt alone is carcinogenic to humans, and t
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 20 minutes, occasionally lifting the eye lids to e nsure thorough rinsing. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Get immediate medical attention if there is direct eye contact with hot material.

Skin Contact: Clean any exposed skin with warm soapy water. Use a waterless hand cleaner without pumice. Do not use solvents or thinners to remove material from skin. Get medical attention if irritation persists or develops.

Inhalation: If inhalation overexposure to vapors, mists, or fumes occurs, remove person to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration or give oxygen by trained personnel. Get immediate medical attention.

Ingestion: If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Avoid aspiration of vomit into the lungs which can cause inflammation or pneumonitis. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If vomiting occurs, keep head lower than hips to prevent aspiration. Get immediate medical attention.

Notes to Physician: Medical personnel can soften and remove asphalt with petroleum jelly or

white mineral oil. In general, emesis induction is unnecessary in high viscosity products. Also contains mineral spirits that, when aspirated into the lung, may result in chemical pneumonia. If large volumes have been swallowed, gastric lavage should be considered. Patients may be predisposed to pneumonia during convalescence, and should be kept under observation. Inhalation exposure of hydrogen sulfide may also result in pulmonary congestion. Contact a Poison Center for additional treatment information.
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: 2007-05-01
Handling: Store away from heat and all ignition sources and open flames in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.Storage areas should be ventilated to reduce fire and explosion hazards, and possible overexposure of personnel to fumes and vapors. Keep containers closed when not in use. Do not store near food and beverages or smoking materials.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with Federal, State, and Local regulations. Prevent materials from entering drains, sewers, or waterways. Do not dump on the ground. Do not burn.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Xylene (mixed isomers)001330-20-7
Stoddard solvent008052-41-3<30
Trimethylbenzenes (mixed isomers)025551-13-7
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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