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Contains Portland cement (CAS# 65991-15-1). Do not allow contact with eyes or skin. Contains concrete aggregates sand/gravel (CAS# 14808-60-7). Avoid breathing dust. Respirable silica may cause serious lung problems. There is limited evidence silica is a carcinogen. The use of gloves, goggles, and where appropriate, dust masks and other protective clothing is recommended.
Acute Health Effects:
From MSDS:ROUTES OF ENTRY Inhalation? Yes Skin? No Ingestion? No HEALTH HAZARDS (ACUTE AND CHRONIC) Skin Contact: NA Eye Contact: NA Inhalation: Repeated inhalation of respirable dust for extended periods of time may cause injury to lungs.Ingestion: NA
Chronic Health Effects:
From MSDS:Repeated inhalation of respirable dust for extended periods may cause injury to the lungs (silicosis).
Skin: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes. Call a physician.Inhalation: NA Ingestion: NA
0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
Avoid dusty conditions. Avoid prolonged contact between skin surfaces and wet or moist Portland cement. Skin areas that have been in contact with wet or moist Portland cement should be washed thoroughly with soap and water.
Preferred procedure is to vacuum material. Otherwise, spray with water and clean up with broom and shovel. Dispose of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.