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Contains Portland cement. Wear rubber gloves and eye protection. Avoid eye contact or prolonged contact with skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. If eye contact occurs, flush with water for 15 minutes. Consult physician immediately. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. Warning: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Warning: Do Not Breathe Dust! This product contains Free Silica which may cause cancer or delayed lung injury (Silicosis). Wear approved respirator in dusty areas.
Acute Health Effects:
Inhalation Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure
Shortness Of Breath And Coughing. Dust Can Irritate The Eyes And Upper
Skin And Eye Contact Health Risks And Symptoms Of Exposure
Portland Cement Mortar Can Dry The Skin & Cause Alkali Burns.
Irritation Of The Eyes & Upper Respiratory System.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure:
Hypersensitive Individuals May Develop Allergenic Dermatitis.
Chronic Health Effects:
Dust Can Cause Inflammation Of Interior Of Nose & Eyes. Prolonged
Exposure To Dust Over The TLV May Cause Scarring Of Lungs, & Delayed Lung
Injury And Silicosis.
IARC Monographs? Yes
OSHA Regulated? Yes
There Is Sufficient Evidence For The Carcinogenicity Of Crystalline Silica To
Experimental Animals And Humans.
This Product Contains One Or More Chemicals Known To The State Of California
Inhalation: Remove Patient To Fresh Air.
Ingestion: See Physician.
Eyes: Flush With Water.
Skin: Flush With Water.
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
From MSDS Eliminate Exposure To Dust, Use OSHA Approved Mask For Silica Dust. If Freshly Mixed Mortar Gets Into Eyes Or Contacts Skin - Flush Immediately & Repeatedly With Water & Contact Physician Immediately. Store In A Dry Area. Use Adequate Ventilation To Minimize Dust Exposure.
From MSDS Mortar Can Be Disposed Of As A Common Waste, Unrestricted Sanitary Landfill.Dispose Of As Any Inert Powder. May Plug Drains.