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Product Name: USG Diamond Veneer Basecoat Plaster-Old Product
Form: powder
Product Category: Home maintenance » wall/ceiling » Plaster
Home maintenance » veneer plaster » Plaster
Customer Service: 800-874-4968
Date Entered: 2012-06-18
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Manufacturer: United States Gypsum Company
Address: 550 West Adams Street
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zip Code: 60661
Telephone Number: 312-436-4000
Toll Free Number: 800-874-4968
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: When mixed with water, this material hardens and becomes very hot sometimes quickly. DO NOT attempt to make a cast enclosing any part of the body using this material. Failure to follow these instructions can cause severe burns that may require surgical removal of affected tissue or amputation of limb. Dust can cause irritation to eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Wear eye, skin and respiratory protection as necessary per working conditions. If eye contact occurs flush with water for 15 minutes. Do not ingest. If ingested, call physician. Dust can contain silica. Prolonged and repeated breathing of silica dust can cause lung damage and/or cancer. Product safety information: 800-507-8899 or usg. com. Customer Service: 800 USG-4-YOU (800 874-4968). KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazard Identification

Emergency Overview

This product is not expected to produce any unusual hazards during normal use. Exposure to high dust levels may irritate the skin, eyes, nose, throat, or upper respiratory tract. Respirable crystalline silica is classified as a carcinogen and long term breathing of respirable crystalline silica dust can cause silicosis and/or lung cancer. Take necessary measures to avoid exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

Potential Health Effects

Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation, eyes and skin contact.

Inhalation: Exposure to dust generated during the handling or use of the product may cause temporary irritation to eyes, skin, nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract. Persons subjected to large amounts of this dust will be forced to leave area because of nuisance conditions such as coughing, sneezing and nasal irritation. Labored breathing may occur after excessive inhalation. If respiratory symptoms persist, consult physician.

Eye contact: Dust can cause temporary mechanical irritation of eyes. If burning, redness, itching, pain or other symptoms persist or develop, consult physician.

Skin contact: None known.

Ingestion: None known.

Medical conditions which may be aggravated: Pre-existing upper respiratory and lung diseases such as, but not limited to, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Pre-existing skin diseases such as, but not limited to, rashes and dermatitis.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

Due to the sand content of this product, exposures to respirable crystalline silica might be possible during the normal use of this product. Actual exposure levels must be determined by workplace hygiene testing. Prolonged and repeated exposur
Carcinogenicity: IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer: 1- Carcinogenic to humans

NTP - National Toxicology Program (Health and Human Services Dept., Public Health Service, NIH/NIEHS): 1- Known to be carcinogen

ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental In
First Aid: Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Leave the area of exposure and remain away until coughing and other symptoms subside. Other measures are usually not necessary, however if conditions warrant, contact physician.

Eye contact: In case of contact, do not rub or scratch your eyes. To prevent mechanical irritation, flush thoroughly with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, consult physician.

Skin contact: To prevent the drying effect of plaster of paris, wash with mild soap and water. A commercially available hand lotion may be used to treat dry skin areas. If skin has become cracked, take appropriate action to prevent infection and promote healing. If irritation persists, consult physician.

Ingestion: Plaster of paris hardens and, if ingested, may result in obstruction of the gut, especially the pyloric region. Drinking gelatin solutions or large volumes of water may delay setting.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 1
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2011-01-01
Handling: Avoid dust contact with eyes and skin. Wear the appropriate eye and skin protection against dust. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid breathing dust. Wear the appropriate respiratory protection against dust in poorly ventilated areas and if TLV is exceeded. Use good safety and industrial hygiene practices.Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area away from sources of heat, moisture and incompatibilities. As a dry powder, dew point conditions or other conditions causing presence of liquid will harden plaster of paris during storage.
Disposal: Dispose of material in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Never discharge directly into sewers or surface waters. Consult with environmental regulatory agencies for guidance on acceptable disposal practices. Slurry may plug drains. Trace amounts of residue can be flushed to a drain, using plenty of water.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Plaster of paris026499-65-0>55.0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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