SECTION III – HEALTH HAZARD & FIRST AID INFORMATION
Primary Routes of Exposure: Dust particles, if generated, may be inhaled or enter eyes.
Signs and Symptoms of Overexposure: This product is an article, but may release dust due to aggressive cutting and sanding. Eye, nose, and throat irritation may occur with prolonged exposure to high dust concentrations.
ACGIH and OSHA have determined that adverse effects are not likely to occur in the workplace provided exposure levels do not exceed the appropriate TLVs/PELs. However, because of the wide variation in individual susceptibility, lower exposure limits may be appropriate for some individuals, including persons with pre-existing medical conditions such as those described below.
Abbreviations: TLV = threshold limit value of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH);
OSHA PEL = permissible exposure limit of the Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); mg/m3 = milligrams of substance per cubic meter of air. WHMIS – Canada-wide System.
Note: This product is not expected to present health hazards under normal use or as packaged from the point of manufacture.
There are no known medical conditions aggravated by exposure to final product.
SUBCHRONIC AND CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS:
Pulmonary Diseases: Excessive exposure to particulates (dust) over an extended period of time may result in the development of silicosis and other pulmonary diseases.
Carcinogenicity: IARC has classified respirable crystalline silica (quartz) as a known carcinogen in humans. This product is not expected to present an inhalation hazard. Aggressive cutting or sanding may result in exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
See also: American Society for testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard practice E1132-86, “Standard Practice for Health
Requirements Relating to Occupational Exposure to Quartz Dust.”
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Excessive dust exposure may aggravate any existing respiratory disorders or diseases. Possible complications of allergies resulting in irritation to skin, eyes and respiratory passage may occur from excessive exposure to dusts.
Primary Routes of Exposure: Inhalation and eye contact as this product may release a nuisance dust if aggressively cut or sanded.
Eye Contact: Dust from this product, if aggressively cut or sanded, may cause eye irritation.
Skin Contact: Not expected to present a skin hazard. Wash exposed areas with mild soap and water. Consult physician if irritation persists. This product is not expected to be hazardous through dermal absorption.
Ingestion: This product is not expected to be hazardous by ingestion. Biologically inert may act as an obstruction. Consult physician if swallowed.
Inhalation: This product is not expected to present an inhalation hazard. Aggressive cutting or sanding may result in exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
Safety Precautions: Recommended cutting devices should be used. Aggressive cutting or sanding requires the use of safety glasses or goggles, and dust mask.
Eyes: Rinse with clean water. Remove foreign particles with clean, lint free cloth. Obtain medical attention if pain, blinking, tears, or redness persists.
Skin: Not expected to require first aid measures. Wash with soap and water. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
Ingestion: Not an expected route of overexposure. Consult a physician if swallowed.
Inhalation: Not an expected route of overexposure. Consult a physician if respiratory distress occurs.