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Product Name: USG Beadex Brand Silver Set Joint Compound, Professional Use-12/31/2013
Form: powder
Product Category: Commercial / Institutional » joint compound » Drywall
Home maintenance » joint compound » Drywall-Wallboard
Home maintenance » joint compound » Drywall
Home maintenance » drywall-wallboard » Joint Compound
Customer Service: 800-950-3839
Date Entered: 2018-08-30
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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
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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?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Hazard Statements

Danger. May cause cancer by inhalation.

Precautionary Statements


Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.


Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.


If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.


Store locked up.


Dispose of in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Acute Health Effects: From SDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

Danger. May cause cancer by inhalation.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: Direct contact with airborne particulates may cause temporary irritation.

Skin Contact: Under normal conditions of intended use, this product does not pose a skin hazard.

Inhalation: Inhalation of dusts may cause respiratory irritation. Prolonged and repeated exposure to airborne respirable crystalline silica can cause silicosis and/or lung cancer.

Ingestion: Ingestion may cause irritation and stomach discomfort.
Chronic Health Effects: From SDS:

Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause drying, cracking, or irritation.
Carcinogenicity: Attapulgite (CAS 012174-11-7): IARC Group 2B

Crystalline silica (Quartz) (CAS 14808-60-7): IARC Group 1

Crystalline silica (Quartz) (CAS 14808-60-7): NTP Known To Be Human Carcinogen.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Dust in the eyes: Do not rub eyes. Flush thoroughly with water. If irritation occurs, get medical assistance.

Skin Contact: Contact with dust: Rinse area with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

Inhalation: Dust irritates the respiratory system, and may cause coughing and difficulties in breathing. Move injured person into fresh air and keep person calm under observation. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.

Ingestion: Plaster of Paris hardens and if ingested may result in stomach and intestinal blockage. Drinking gelatin solutions or large volumes of water may delay setting.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 0
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: 2013-12-31
Handling: Minimize dust production when mixing, sanding, or opening and closing bags. Avoid inhalation of dust. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Wash hands after handling. Observe good industrial hygiene practices and use appropriate lifting techniques. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Store away from incompatible materials. Avoid contact with acids, water, and moisture.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Recycle responsibly.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Plaster of paris026499-65-0>80
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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