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Product Information
Product Name: Jasco Xylene-04/17/2015
Form: liquid
Product Category: Arts & Crafts » lacquer thinner » Paint Thinner
Arts & Crafts » thinner » Paint
Customer Service: 800-238-2672
Date Entered: 2016-08-04
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Barr & Co., Inc., W.M.
Address: 2101 Channel Avenue
City: Memphis
State: TN
Zip Code: 37501
Telephone Number: 800-238-2672
Fax Number: 800-621-9508
Toll Free Number: 800-398-3892
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-17
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. Flammable liquid and vapor. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. Suspected of causing cancer if inhaled. May cause damage to ears through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled.

Precautionary Statements

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting equipment. Use only non-sparking tools.Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe gas/mist/vapors/spray. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Keep cool.

Response

IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Do NOT induce vomiting.

IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before re-use. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.

IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.

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 advice/attention.

IF exposed or concerned: Get medical attention/advice. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical attention/advice if you feel unwell. Specific treatment see label.

In case of fire, use dry chemical powder to extinguish.

Storage

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

Disposal

Dispose of contents/container according to local, state and federal regulations.

DANGER! FLAMMABLE. KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, FLAME AND ALL OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION. VAPORS MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE OR IGNITE EXPLOSIVELY. VAPORS MAY TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO OTHER AREAS AND ROOMS AWAY FROM WORK SITE. Do not smoke. Extinguish all flames and pilot lights, and turn off all stoves, heaters, electric motors and all other sources of ignition during use and until all vapors are gone. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO PREVENT BUILDUP OF VAPORS. Do not use in areas where vapors can accumulate and concentrate such as basements, bathrooms and small, enclosed areas. Whenever possible use outdoors in an open air area. If using indoors open all windows and doors and maintain a cross ventilation of moving fresh air across the work area. If strong odor is noticed or you experience slight dizziness - STOP - ventilation is inadequate. Leave area immediately. IF THE WORK AREA IS NOT WELL VENTILATED, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors.

DANGER! HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. EYE IRRITANT. VAPOR HARMFUL. Contains Xylene. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents with neurological and other physiological damage. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling vapors can be harmful or fatal. Avoid breathing of vapors or mist and contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Do not take internally. WARNING: Using this product will expose you to chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Danger. Flammable liquid and vapor. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Harmful in contact with skin. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. Suspected of causing cancer if inhaled. May cause damage to ears through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: This material is an eye irritant. It may cause irritation, redness, stinging, tearing, excessive swelling of the conjunctiva; and or excessive blinking.

Skin Contact: This product is a skin irritant. It may be absorbed through the skin. It may cause irritation, dermatitis, drying of skin, and numbness in fingers and arms. May increase severity of symptoms listed under inhalation.

Inhalation: Vapor harmful. May cause dizziness, headache, irritation of respiratory tract, weakness, drowsiness, depression of central nervous system, and watering of eyes. Severe overexposure may cause unconsciousness, anesthesia, irregular heartbeat, and death. Intentional misuse of this product by deliberately concentrating and inhaling can be harmful or fatal.

Ingestion: Harmful or fatal if swallowed. May cause nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal irritation, or diarrhea.
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

Reports have associated repeated and prolonged overexposure to solvents withneurological and other physiological damage. Prolonged or repeated contact may cause dermatitis. May cause skin irritation, permanent central nervous system changes, ki
Carcinogenicity: Xylene (001330-20-7)

IARC: Group 3

ACGIH: A4

Ethylbenzene (000100-41-4)

IARC: Group 2B

ACGIH: A3

Cumene (000098-82-8)

IARC: Group 2B
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flush with water, remove any contact lenses, continue flushing with water for at least 15 minutes, then get medical attention.

Skin Contact: Irritation may result. Immediately wash with soap and water.

Inhalation: If user experiences breathing difficulty, move to air free of vapors. Administer oxygen or artificial respiration until medical assistance can be rendered.

Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Call you local poison control center, hospital emergency room, or physician immediately for instructions.

Notes to Physician: Call your local poison control center for further information.
Health Rating: 2*
Flammability Rating: 3
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: 2015-04-17
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Read carefully all cautions and directions on product label before use. Since empty container retains residue, follow all label warnings even after container is empty. Dispose of empty container according to all regulations. Do not reuse this container. Do not use this product near any source of heat or open flame, furnace areas, pilot lights, stoves, etc. Do not use in small enclosed spaces, such as basements and bathrooms. Vapors can accumulate and explode if ignited. Do not spread this product over large surface areas because fire and health safety risks will increase dramatically. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store near flames or at elevated temperatures
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Cumene000098-82-80.1-1.0
Ethylbenzene000100-41-410.0-30.0
Xylene (mixed isomers)001330-20-760.0-100.0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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