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Product Information
Product Name: Valvoline Heavy Duty (Non-Chlorinated) Low VOC Brake Parts Cleaner, Aerosol-09/18/2014
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Auto Products » cleaner » Brakes
Customer Service: 800-832-6825
Date Entered: 2015-01-15
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Manufacturer
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! Extremely flammable liquid and vapor. Vapor may cause flash fire. Contents under pressure. May affect the central nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. May be harmful if inhaled. May cause eye irritation. May cause skin and respiratory tract irritation. Prolonged or repeated contact may dry skin and cause dermatitis and burns. Harmful if swallowed. May cause blindness.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS

Hazards Identification

Potential Health Effects

Emergency Overview: Danger! Extremely flammable liquid and vapor. Vapor may cause flash fire. Contents under pressure. May affect the central nervous system causing dizziness, headache or nausea. May be harmful if inhaled. May cause eye irritation. May cause skin and respiratory tract irritation. Prolonged or repeated contact may dry skin and cause dermatitis and burns. Harmful if swallowed. May cause blindness.

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

Eye Contact: Can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing and redness.

Skin Contact: Can cause skin irritation. Prolonged or repeated contact may dry the skin. Symptoms may include redness, burning, and drying and cracking of skin, skin burns, and other skin damage.

Inhalation: Breathing aerosol and/or mist is possible when material is sprayed. Aerosol and mist may present a greater risk of injury because more material may be present in the air than from vapor alone. Breathing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Breathing large amounts may be harmful. Symptoms are not expected at air concentrations below the recommended exposure limits, if applicable.

Ingestion: Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful. This material can get into the lungs during swallowing or vomiting. This results in lung inflammation and other lung 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), Liver, Kidney, Central nervous system, pancreas, Heart, blood-forming system, male reproductive system, auditory system, 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 heart disorders maybe more susceptible to arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) if exposed to high concentrations of this material.

Symptoms: Signs and symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include:, redness of the skin, stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), irritation (nose, throat, airways), discomfort in the chest, central nervous system excitation (giddiness, liveliness, light-headed feeling) followed by central nervous system depression (dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, fatigue, nausea, headache, unconsciousness) and other central nervous system effects, effects on memory, muscle cramps, pain in the abdomen and lower back, respiratory depression (slowing of the breathing rate), Blurred vision, Shortness of breath, Lack of coordination, confusion, irregular heartbeat, cyanosis (causes blue coloring of the skin and nails from lack of oxygen), narcosis (dazed or sluggish feeling), visual impairment (including blindness), coma.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS

No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: Ethylbenzene has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals. The relevance of this finding to humans is uncertain. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified ethylbenzene as a possible human carcinogen.
First Aid: Eye Contact: If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water while holding eyelids apart. If symptoms persist or there is any visual difficulty, seek medical attention.

Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.

Inhalation: If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.

Ingestion: Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.

Notes to Physician

Hazards: This material (or a component) has produced hyperglycemia and ketosis following substantial ingestion. Inhalation of high concentrations of this material, as could occur in enclosed spaces or during deliberate abuse, may be associated with cardiac arrhythmias. Sympathomimetic drugs may initiate cardiac arrhythmias in persons exposed to this material. This product contains methanol which can cause intoxication and central nervous system depression. Methanol is metabolized to formic acid and formaldehyde. These metabolites can cause metabolic acidosis, visual disturbances and blindness. Since metabolism is required for these toxic symptoms, their onset may be delayed from 6 to 30 hours following ingestion. Ethanol competes for the same metabolic pathway and has been used to prevent methanol metabolism. Ethanol administration is indicated in symptomatic patients or at blood methanol concentrations above 20 ug/dl. Methanol is effectively removed by hemodialysis.

Treatment: No information available.
Health Rating: 2*
Flammability Rating: 4
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: 2014-09-18
Handling/Disposal
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. Static ignition hazard can result from handling and use. Electrically bond and ground all containers, personnel and equipment before transfer or use of material. Special precautions may be necessary to dissipate static electricity for non-conductive containers. Use proper bonding and grounding during product transfer as described in National Fire Protection Association document NFPA 77. Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Maximum recommended storage temperature 50 degrees C (122 degrees F).
Disposal: Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Methanol000067-56-11.5-5.0
Acetone000067-64-180.0-90.0
Ethylbenzene000100-41-41.5-5.0
Carbon dioxide000124-38-95.0-10.0
Xylene (mixed isomers)001330-20-75.0-10.0
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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