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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: Prolonged Exposure To Cement And Crystalline Silica Dust Above The Threshold Limit Value May Cause Shortness Of Breath And Scarring Of The Lungs. Dust May Also Cause Irritation Of Eyes And Nose. 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 And Silica 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 Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: Hypersensitive Individuals May Develop Skin Rash.
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:Prolonged Exposure To Cement And Crystalline Silica Dust Above The Threshold Limit Value May Cause Shortness Of Breath And Scarring Of The Lungs. There Is Sufficient Evidence For The Carcinogenicity Of Crystalline Silica To Experimental Animals
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: Washed Exposed Area With Soap And Water Immediately. If Rash Develops Seek Medical Attention. Inhaled: If TLV (Threshold Limit Value) Is Exceeded Wear Appropriate Respirator.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
Use Dustless Or Wet Systems When Handling And Clean-Up So That Exposure Does Not Exceed TLV Shown Above. Other Precautions: Practice Good Housekeeping, Maintain Ventilation Systems And Post Appropriate Warning Notices Where Product Is Used, Stored And Handled.
Can Be Treated As A Common Waste Or Returned To The Container For Latter Use If It Is Not Contaminated.