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Product Name: Hercules Septic Tank and Cesspool Cleaner-10/18/2005-Old Product
Form: flakes
Product Category: Home maintenance » septic tank treatment » Plumbing
Home maintenance » septic tank treatment » Septic System
Home maintenance » treatment » Septic Tank
Customer Service: 800-221-9330
Date Entered: 2011-03-29
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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
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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: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep separate from acids, metal, explosives, organic peroxides and easily ignitable materials. Wear complete protective equipment in handling the product in large quantities.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:Hazards IdentificationPrinciple Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, Skin contact, Ingestion.Potential Health EffectsInhalation: 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: Corrosive to all body tissues with which it comes in contact.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS: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 or damage to the respiratory tract tissues
Carcinogenicity: There are no known carcinogenic chemicals in this product.
First Aid: Eye contact: 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 contact: 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: 2005-10-18
Handling: Store in a cool, dry place. Keep separate from acids, metal, explosives, organic peroxides and easily ignitable materials. Wear complete protective equipment in 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
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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