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CAUTION: Contains concrete aggregates sand/gravel (CAS# 14808-60-7). Avoid breathing dust. Respirable silica may cause serious lung problems. There is limited evidence silica is a carcinogen. The use of gloves, goggles, and where appropriate, dust masks and other protective clothing is recommended.
Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS ROUTES OF ENTRY Inhalation? Yes Skin? Yes Ingestion? Yes HEALTH HAZARDS Swallowed: May cause gastrointestinal discomfort. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure Inhalation of respirable dust may aggravate existing respiratory tract diseases. Exposure may aggravate existing or skin conditions.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS May cause gastrointestinal discomfort.
From MSDS NTP: Yes IARC: Yes OSHA: No
From MSDS Eye Contact: Wash with water for at least fifteen (15) minutes. If irritation or redness persists, see a physician. Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. If irritation persists see a physician. Inhaled: Remove to fresh air at once. Apply artificial respiration if in breathing difficulties. Swallowed: Give one or two glasses of water. If discomfort persists, see a physician.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
From MSDS Avoid generating dust. No special storage requirements. Train all exposed persons in all sections of this MSDS and the proper handling of silica before they work with this product. We recommend that smoking be prohibited in all areas where respirators must be used.
From MSDS Clean up using approved dustless methods (water or vacuum) to minimize generation of respirable silica particles. Dispose of in a facility approved for silica.