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Product Name: Benjamin Moore Moorcraft Alkyd Enamel Undercoater & Interior Primer Sealer
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » interior, alkyd/oil » Primer
Home maintenance » interior, alkyd » Primer
Customer Service: 800-344-0400
Date Entered: 2001-08-13
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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: COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID AND VAPOR. Contains Stoddard Solvent and Crystalline Silica.
VAPOR HARMFUL. CAUSES EYE, SKIN, NOSE, AND THROAT IRRITATI ON. Repeated and prolonged exposure to solvents may lead to permanent brain and nervous system damage. Eye watering, headaches, nausea, dizziness
and loss of coordination are signs that solvent levels are too high. Intentional
misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful
or fatal. Crystalline Silica can cause cancer when in the respirable form (spray
mist or sanding dust). Keep away from heat and flame. Use only with adequate ventilation. Do not
breathe vapors, spray mist or sanding dust. Avoid contact with eyes and
prolonged or repeated contact with skin. Wear eye protection and gloves. To
avoid breathing vapors or spray mist, open window and doors or use other
means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience
eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase fresh air or wear a properly
fitted vapor/particulate respirator approved by NIOSH for use with paints or
leave the area. In all cases follow respirator manufacturer
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation - Harmful if inhaled. May affect the brain or nervous system,
causing dizziness, headache or nausea.
Contact - Causes eye irritation.
Contact - Causes skin irritation.
Skin Absorption - Hazardous ingredients contained in this product have the capacity to be absorbed through the skin in sufficient quantities to cause systemic toxicity.
Ingestion - Irritation of the digestive tract and nervous system depression
(drowsiness, dizziness, loss of coordination and fatigue). Aspiration Hazard -
This material can enter lungs during swallowing or vomiting and cause lung
inflammation and damage.
None expected when used in accordance with Safe Handling and Use Information.
This product contains ingredients which may become a dust nuisance when removed by abrasive blasting, sanding, or grinding. Sanding dust inhalation may cause lung damage.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Skin Contact - Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause dermatitis.
Inhalation statement: Sanding dust inhalation may cause lung damage.
NOTICE: Reports have associated permanent brain
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Crystalline silica which has been determined to be carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) by IARC when in respirable form. Risk of cancer depends on duration and level of inhalation exposure to dust from sanding the dried paint and spray mist.
First Aid: From MSDS
Inhalation - Remove from hazard area, maintain breathing, call physician.
Skin Contact - Remove with soap and water.
Eye Contact - Flush immediately with large amounts of water. Call physician.
Ingestion - Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Call physician.
Health Rating: 2
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: 1997-12-15
Handling: From MSDS PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORAGE: Combustible - Keep away from heat and flame. OTHER PRECAUTIONS : Use only with adequate ventilation. Avoid prolonged contact with skin and breathing of vapor spray mist or sanding dust. Close container after each use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not take internally.
Disposal: From MSDS Conventional procedures in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Do not incinerate sealed containers.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Calcium carbonate000471-34-145.9
Stoddard solvent008052-41-332.8
Titanium dioxide013463-67-711.2
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