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Product Name: Hercules Glug Drain Opener-Old Product
Form: flakes
Product Category: Home maintenance » opener/cleaner » Drain
Home maintenance » drain opener » Cleaner
Home maintenance » drain cleaner/opener » Plumbing
Customer Service: 800-221-9330
Date Entered: 2001-05-29
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Hercules Chemical Co.
Div. of Oatey SCS
Address: 4700 W. 160th. Street
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Zip Code: 44135
Telephone Number: 216-267-7100
Fax Number: 216-267-6538
Toll Free Number: 800-321-9532
Date Info Verified: 2019-01-15
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?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: GLUG ODORLESS DRAIN OPENER is a powerful mixture containing sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) in flake form. Never use or mix with other drain cleaners or chemicals. Protect eyes, skin and clothing from splashing and contact with GLUG, both dry and in solution. Keep face away from drain openings. Will cause burns if contact is made. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Avoid fumes. Keep water out of the container. Do not use plunger. Avoid contact with aluminum utensils, acrylic and fiberglass bathtubs, basins and surfaces. Do not use in lines where acid drain cleaners are present. Protect floor coverings, painted surfaces and coverings on tables and cabinets adjacent to drain. Do not use in toilet bowls, garbage disposals, dishwashers, clothes washers or any appliance nor piping which may connect directly to them. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. In case of accidents, CALL PHYSICIAN AND GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Routes of Entry: Inhalation: YES Skin: Yes Ingestion: YESHealth Hazards: Caustic soda is a corrosive material. Signs And Symptoms of Exposure: INHALATION: Airborne concentrations of dust, mist, or spray of caustic soda may cause damage to the upper respiratory tract and even to the lung tissue proper which could produce chemical pneumonia, depending upon the severity of exposure. SKIN CONTACT: Caustic soda is destructive to tissues contacted and produces severe burns. EYE CONTACT: Caustic soda is destructive to eye tissues on contact. Will cause severe burns that result in damage to the eyes and even blindness. INGESTION: Caustic soda, if swallowed, can cause severe burns and complete tissue perforation of mucous membranes of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and stomach.Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated By Exposure: EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE -- ACUTE OVEREXPOSURE: Corrosive to all body tissues with which it comes in contact.
Chronic Health Effects: Chronic local effect may consist of multiple areas of superficial destruction of the skin or of primary irritant dermatitis. Similarly, inhalation of dust, spray or mist may result in varying degrees of irritation or damage to the respiratory tract tissue
Carcinogenicity: NTP NO IARC? NO OSHA Regulated? NO
First Aid: EYES: Object is to flush material out immediately then seek medical attention. Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, holding lids apart to ensure flushing of the entire surface. Washing eyes within 1 minute is essential to achieve maximum effectiveness. Seek medical attention. SKIN: Wash contaminated areas with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing and footwear and wash clothing before reuse. Discard footwear which cannot be decontaminated. Seek medical attention immediately.INHALATION: Get person out of contaminated area to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, resuscitate and administer oxygen if readily available. Seek medical attention immediately. INGESTION: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting. Give large quantities of water. If available give several glasses of milk. If vomiting occurs spontaneously, keep airways clear. Seek medical attention immediately.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 2
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2001-05-01
Handling: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep separate from acids, metal, explosives, organic peroxides and easily ignitable materials. Wear complete protective equipment when handling the product in large quantities.
Disposal: Dissolve and/or flush to holding area for pH adjustment and dilute before discharging to sewer or stream. For large quantities follow state/local regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Sodium hydroxide001310-73-2
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