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Product Information
Product Name: USG Durock Brand Cement Board-03/05/2014
Form: solid
Product Category: Home maintenance » underlayment board » Tile
Customer Service: 800-950-3839
Date Entered: 2018-08-30
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
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: Hazard Statements

Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements

General

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

Prevention

Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Avoid breathing dust. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly after handling. Contaminated work clothing must not be allowed out of the workplace.

Response

If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. |

If inhaled: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a poison center/doctor if you feel unwell.

If on skin: Wash with plenty of water. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a poison center/doctor.

Storage

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

Disposal

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

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause cancer. May cause respiratory irritation.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: Dust can cause eye irritation.

Skin Contact: Dust can be irritating to skin.

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 and repeated exposure to airborne respirable crystalline silica can cause silicosis and/or lung cancer.
Carcinogenicity: Crystalline silica (Quartz) (CAS 014808-60-7): IARC Group 1

Crystalline silica (Quartz) (CAS 014808-60-7): NTP Known to be human carcinogen.

Class C Fly ash (CAS 068131-74-8): IARC Group 3
First Aid: Eye Contact: Dust in eyes: Flush with cold tap water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention immediately.

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: Rinse mouth. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
Health Rating: 2
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: 2014-03-05
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Use work methods which minimize dust production. Avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Wash hands after handling. Observe good industrial hygiene practices. Store all Durock Panels flat. Store in an enclosed materials shelter providing protection from including any incompatibilities damage and exposure to the elements.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Recycle responsibly.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Gypsum013397-24-5<10
Quartz014808-60-7<0.5
Portland cement065997-15-1<50
Fiberousglass065997-17-3<5
Fly Ash068131-74-8<15
Perlite093763-70-3<10
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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