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Product Information
Product Name: USG Sheetrock Brand All Purpose Joint Compound, Professional Use-03/02/2017
Form: paste
Product Category: Commercial / Institutional » joint compound » Drywall
Home maintenance » finish » 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
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

This product is not classified as hazardous.

Precautionary Statements

General

None.

Prevention

Observe good industrial hygiene practices.

Response

Get medical attention/advice if you feel unwell.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Store in a closed container away from incompatible materials. Protect from moisture. Keep away from heat. Do not use if material has spoiled, i.e., there is a moldy appearance or an unpleasant odor. Keep containers closed when not in use.

Disposal

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

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

None.

Potential Health Effects

Eye Contact: Direct contact with eyes may cause temporary irritation.

Skin Contact: The product contains a small amount of sensitizing substance which may provoke an allergic reaction among sensitive individuals after repeated contact. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause drying, cracking, or irritation. This product contains an amount of Triazinetriethanol (THT) (CAS No. 004719-04-4) that is within the approved EPA regulated limits. THT can act as a sensitizer. Numerous human studies with concentrations up to 1 percent yielded negative (no sensitization) results. However, some results showed positive reactions in concentrations <0.5 percent mostly in persons with eczema.

Inhalation: Not a respiratory sensitizer.

Ingestion: May cause discomfort if swallowed.
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

Talc (CAS 014807-96-6): IARC Group 3
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: Rinse mouth. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
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: 2017-03-02
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment. Observe good industrial hygiene practices. Use proper lifting techniques. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Store in a closed container away from incompatible materials. Protect from moisture. Keep away from heat. Do not use if material has spoiled, i.e., there is a moldy appearance or an unpleasant odor. Keep containers closed when not in use.
Disposal: Dispose in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Recycle responsibly.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-3>35
Triazinetriethanol004719-04-4
Mica012001-26-2<5
Attapulgite012174-11-7<5
Talc (non-fibrous)014807-96-6<5
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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