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Contains Portland cement. Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes and consult a physician. This product contains free silica. Do not breathe dust; wear NIOSH approved respirator.
Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS:Inhalation Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure Chronic: Cement Dust Can Cause Inflammation Of The Lining Tissue Of The Interior Of The Nose And Inflammation Of The Eye. Hypersensitive Individuals May Develop An Allergic Dermatitis (Skin Rash). Skin And Eye Contact Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure Acute: Wet Cement, Especially As An Ingredient In Plastic (Unhardened) Concrete, Can Dry The Skin And Cause Alkali Burns. Cement Dust Can Irritate The Eyes And Upper Respiratory System. Skin Absorption Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure None Ingestion Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure None Health Hazards (Acute And Chronic) This Product Contains One Or More Chemicals Known To The State Of California To Cause Cancer, Birth Defects Or Other Reproductive Harm. The State Of California (Prop. 65) Requires The Above Warning In The Absence Of Definitive Testing To Prove That The Defined Risks Do Not Exist. We Believe This Product Complies With All Other Applicable State And Federal Laws And Regulations Governing Manufacture, Distribution And Intended Use. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Hypersensitive Individuals May Develop Skin Rash.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:Cement Dust Can Cause Inflammation Of The Lining Tissue Of The Interior Of The Nose And Inflammation Of The Eye. Hypersensitive Individuals May Develop An Allergic Dermatitis (Skin Rash).
There Is Sufficient Evidence For The Carcinogenicity Of Crystalline Silica To Experimental Animals And Humans. NTP? Yes IARC Monographs? Yes OSHA Regulated? Yes
Eye Contact: Irrigate Eyes With Water; Consult Physician Immediately. Skin Contact: Wash Exposed Areas With Soap And Water Immediately. Inhaled: Wear Approved Respirator In Dusty Environment.