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Product Name: Zerex Radiator Super Protector
Form: liquid
Product Category: Auto Products » cleaner » Cooling System
Customer Service: 800-832-6825
Date Entered: 2014-03-16
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Manufacturer: Valvoline Co., The
Div. of Ashland Inc.
Address: 100 Valvoline Way
City: Lexington
State: KY
Zip Code: 40509
Telephone Number: 859-357-7777
Toll Free Number: 800-832-6825
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: Danger! May affect the central nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. Reduces blood's oxygen-carrying capacity. May be harmful if swallowed. Causes severe burns of the eyes and skin.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS

Hazards Identification

Potential Health Effects

Emergency Overview

Danger! May affect the central nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. Reduces blood's oxygen-carrying capacity. May be harmful if swallowed. Causes severe burns of the eyes and skin.

Primary Route(s) of Entry: Inhalation, Skin absorption, Skin contact, Eye Contact, Ingestion

Eye Contact: Can cause permanent eye injury. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes. Can injure the cornea and cause blindness.

Skin Contact: Can cause permanent skin damage. Symptoms may include redness, burning, and swelling of skin, burns, and other skin damage.

Inhalation: It is possible to breathe this material under certain conditions of handling and use (for example, during heating, spraying, or stirring). Breathing this material may be harmful or fatal. Symptoms may include severe irritation and burns to the nose, throat, and respiratory tract. Symptoms are not expected at airconcentrations below the recommended exposure limits, if applicable.

Ingestion: Swallowing this material may be harmful or fatal. Symptoms may include severe stomach and intestinal irritation (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), abdominal pain, and vomiting of blood. Swallowing this material may cause burns and destroy tissue in the mouth, throat, and digestive tract. Low blood pressure and shock may occur as a result of severe tissue injury.

Aggravated Medical Condition: Preexisting disorders of the following organs (or organ systems) may be aggravated by exposure to this material: Skin, lung (for example, asthma-like conditions), Exposure to this material may aggravate any preexisting condition sensitive to a decrease in available oxygen, such as chronic lung disease, coronary artery disease or anemias. Individuals with preexisting kidney disorders are more susceptible to hyperkalemia from overexposure to potassium compounds.

Signs and symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: Stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), irritation (nose, throat, airways), Cough, central nervous system depression (dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, fatigue, nausea, headache, unconsciousness), Lowered blood pressure, Lack of coordination, Difficulty in breathing, cyanosis (causes blue coloring of the skin and nails from lack of oxygen), methemoglobinemia (blood abnormality which causes a blue coloring to the skin), Convulsions.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS

No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: This material is not listed as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the National Toxicology Program (NTP), or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
First Aid: Eye Contact: If material gets into the eyes, immediately flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart. If symptoms develop as a result of vapor exposure, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air before flushing as recommended above. Seek immediate medical attention.

Skin Contact: Immediately flush skin with water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Seek immediate medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse and discard contaminated shoes.

Inhalation: If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Seek immediate medical attention; keep person warm and quiet. If person is not breathing, begin artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen.

Ingestion: Seek immediate medical attention. Do not induce vomiting. Vomiting will cause further damage to the mouth and throat. If individual is conscious and alert, immediately rinse mouth with water and give milk or water to drink. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.

Notes to Physician: Overexposure to this product (or a component) may cause methemoglobinemia, which in sufficient concentration causes cyanosis. Severe cyanosis may require intravenous injection of methylene blue. Methylene blue is contraindicated if the patient has confirmed or suspected glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Excessive levels of phosphorus can cause low blood calcium, with tetany and convulsions.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 1
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: 2013-02-13
Handling: Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed. Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area.
Disposal: Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium 2-mercaptobenzothiazole002492-26-41.0-1.5
Sodium nitrate007631-99-41.5-5.0
Dipotassium phosphate007758-11-41.5-5.0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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