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Product Name: Zinsser Wood Bleach 42138-Old Product
Form: liquid
Product Category: Home maintenance » brightener » Wood
Customer Service: 732-469-8100
Date Entered: 2014-03-21
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Zinsser Co., Inc.
Div., Rust-Oleum
Address: 11 Hawthorne Parkway
City: Vernon Hills
State: IL
Zip Code: 60061
Telephone Number: 847-367-7700
Fax Number: 847-816-2330
Toll Free Number: 888-855-1774
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-11
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: WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-Approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to Caution! Contains sodium hydroxide. May cause eye irritation.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

This product is a clear, colorless liquid with a flash point above 200 deg F. This material may be irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.

Potential Health Effects

Primary Routes of Exposure: Skin Contact, Inhalation, Eye Contact

Eye Contact: Exposure may cause severe eye irritation. Symptoms may include stinging, tearing, and redness. May cause irreversible eye injury.

Skin Contact: Exposure may cause severe skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness, burning, drying and cracking, and skin burns.

Inhalation: Inhalation of vapors may cause nose, throat, and respiratory tract irritation. In high exposures, inhalation of the mist may burn the mucous membrane of the nose and throat. Severe pneumonitis may result.

Ingestion: Swallowing this material may cause severe irritation to the nose throat and gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a drop in blood pressure. Symptoms may be delayed day after exposure.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: Not listed by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Flush eyes immediately with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally to ensure all material is flushed from the eyes. Get medical attention.

Skin Contact: Wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. Get medical attention if symptoms develop. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.

Inhalation: If symptoms develop, remove affected person to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen if available. Get immediate medical attention.

Ingestion: If swallowed contact a physician, poison control center, or hospital emergency room. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Give large quantities of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get immediate medical attention immediately.

Note to Physician: Perform endoscopy in all cases of suspected sodium hydroxide ingestion. In cases of severe esophageal corrosion, the use of therapeutic doses of steroids should be considered. General supportive measures with continual monitoring of gas exchange, acid-base balance, electrolytes, and fluid intake should also be considered.
MSDS Date: 2009-10-05
Handling: Keep container sealed when not in use. Do not get in eyes. Prevent skin contact and inhalation of vapors. Keep in a tightly closed container. Protect from physical damage. Store in a cool, dry, ventilated area away from sources of heat, moisture and incompatibilities. Protect from freezing. Always add the caustic to water while stirring; never the reverse. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (vapors, liquid); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product. Do not store with aluminum or magnesium. Do not mix with acids or organic materials.
Disposal: This material is not considered hazardous waste under Federal Hazardous Waste Regulations (40CFR 261). However, state and local requirements for waste disposal may be more restrictive or otherwise differ from federal regulations. Consult all applicable federal, state, and local regulations regarding the proper disposal of this material.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium borate decahydrate (borax)001303-96-4
Sodium hydroxide001310-73-2
Sodium silicate001344-09-8
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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