News & Politics
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET SECTION 1 – CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION Company Name Nu-Calgon Wholesaler, Inc. Phone Number (314) 469-7000 / (800) 554-5499 CHEMTREC (800) 424-9300 Street Address 2008 Altom Court City St. Louis State MO Postal Code 63146-4151 Last Update 2/8/07 Product Name Bio-Fresh cd Product Number 4126-34 Product Use Bacteristat-Fungistat EPA Registration # 9804-3-65516 SECTION 2 – COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS Hazardous Ingredients % By Wt. CAS Number TLV PEL Sodium Chlorite 0.17 7758--19-2 No Data. No Data. SECTION 3 – HAZARD IDENTIFICATION Emergency Overview: Clear liquid with very faint chlorinous odor May cause skin reaction. May cause eye irritation. Potential Health Effects Eyes: Based on rabbit studies, product has been given an EPA Toxicity Category IV rating as a mild irritant with minimal effects. Exposure can produce slight irritation of conjunctiva, cornea and eyelid. Skin: Based on rabbit studies, product is listed as “practically not an irritant”. Prolonged exposure may produce localized irritation, contact dermatitis, mild erythema and edema. Ingestion: Ingestion may produce gastric discomfort, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Intake of large quantities may produce methemoglobinemia. Inhalation: bio-fresh cd® normally has no respiratory effects. If exposure to chlorine dioxide produced from activation occurs, remove victim to fresh air. Consult a physician if respiratory distress continues. Chronic Exposure: May cause localized irritation to areas exposed to product. SYSTEMS OF OVER EXPOSURE Skin and eye irritation Carcinogenicity: Active ingredients are not listed by ROTECS, OSHA, IARC, NTP or EPA. No evidence to date implicating product as a carcinogen or tumor promoter. Medical Conditions Aggravated be Exposure: Skin disorders, such as dermal allergies and dermatitis. SECTION 4 – FIRST AID MEASURES Eyes: The following procedures are recommended as emergency first aid only. They are not intended to replace or supplant the treatment advice of a physician or other authorized health care specialist. Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice. Skin: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice. Ingestion: Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control center of doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Inhalation: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, and then give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice. NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: Chlorine dioxide vapors are emitted when this product contacts acids or chlorine. If these vapors are inhaled, monitor patient closely for delayed development of pulmonary edema which may occur up to 48-72 hours post inhalation. SECTION 5 – FIREFIGHTING MEASURES Flash Point: N/A°C/N/A°F Autoignition Temp: N/A°C/N/A°F Hazardous Products of Combustion: No Data. Flammable Limits in Air: No Data. Extinguishing Media: Water unless contraindicated by other materials involved in the fire. Fire and Explosion Hazards: The sodium chlorite in dried bio-fresh® cd is a strong oxidizer, which supports combustion. Special Firefighting Procedures: Standard protective gear with self-contained breathing apparatus. Do not allow product to evaporate to dryness. If chlorine dioxide gas is produced, vent to atmosphere. Open or vent any large containers. SECTION 6 – ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Spill or Leak: All spills and leaks involving more than 10 gallons should be reported to the nearest regional EPA office or designated state emergency response office with 24 hours. Spills from ocean vessels or which may contaminate U.S. costal waterways should be reported to the nearest Coast Guard office within 24 hours. Small spills, involving less than 10 gallons, may be flushed to a designated and permitted sewer system with the amount of water that is about 10 times the amount of the spill. Do not discharge this product to storm drains or to any surface or groundwater source unless specifically allowed under a valid NPDES permit. SECTION 7 – HANDLING AND STORAGE Handling Procedures and Equipment: Use product only as directed by the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes; avoid breathing any vapors or fumes resulting from product activation. Wash thoroughly after handling. Thoroughly rinse all protective gear and handling equipment, such as transfer pumps and lines, with water prior to reuse or storage. Keep away from children, animals, and unauthorized personnel. Storage Requirements: Store in a cool, dark area in original container. Do not contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal. Do not re-use container. SECTION 8 – EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION Respiratory Protection: None required Eye Protection: Good manufacturing practice recommends use of chemical safety goggles for all applications involving chemical handling. Protective Clothing: Good manufacturing practice recommends that, at a minimum, rubber, neoprene, or other chemically impervious gloves be worn for all applications involving chemical handling. Exposure Guidelines: No Data. Specific Engineering Controls (such as ventilation, enclosed process): Open air or good room ventilation is normally adequate for safe use of this product SECTION 9 – PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Physical Form: Liquid Freezing Point: No Data.°C/No Data.°F % Volatile by Weight: No Data.% Color: Clear Vapor Density [air =1]: 0.02 kg/m3 Evaporation Rate: Comparable to water Odor: very faint chlorinous odor Vapor Pressure: 23.7 mm Hg (25ºC) Specific Gravity: 1.01 g/ml (20ºC) Boiling Point: 100.5°C/213°F Solubility in Water: Complete pH (concentrate): 7.5 – 9.0 SECTION 10 – STABILITY AND REACTIVITY Chemical Stability: Stable Hazardous Polymerization: Hazardous polymerization will not occur Incompatibilities: No Data. Reactive Conditions to avoid: Avoid storing product under conditions in which it could evaporate to crystalline salt. Avoid accidental contact of concentrate with acids, chlorine compounds, hypochlorites (bleach), sulfur and sulfite compounds, phosphorous, organic solvents and combustible/flammable material Decomposition Products: Exposure to acids or chlorine compounds may produce chlorine dioxide gas. SECTION 11 – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION Hazardous Ingredients CAS # EINECS # LD 50 of Ingredient (Specify Species) LC50 of Ingredient (Specify Species) Sodium Chlorite No Data. No Data. Inhalation LC50: >5.61 mg/l Dermal LD50: >5,000 mg/kg (rabbit) Oral LD50: >5,000 mg/kg (rat) Though product active ingredient is a chemical oxidant, no evidence to date for mutagenicity from whole animal or in vitro studies. SECTION 12 – ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION Hazardous Ingredients Aquatic Toxicity Data This product is toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. Do not discharge effluent containing this product into lakes, streams, ponds, estuaries, oceans or other waters unless in accordance with the requirements of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and the permitting authority has been notified in writing prior to discharge. Do not discharge effluent containing this product to sewer systems without previously notifying the sewage treatment plant authority. For guidance, contact your State Water Board or Regional office of the EPA. SECTION 13 – DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Waste Disposal: CONTAINER DISPOSAL: Wrap container in newspaper and discard in trash. Triple rinse then offer for recycling or reconditioning; or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill, or by incineration; or if allowed by state and local authorities, by burning. If burned, stay out of smoke. PESTICIDE DISPOSAL: Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility. DISPOSAL PROCEDURE: Small quantities, less than 10 gallons, may be flushed to an authorized and permitted sewer with copious amounts of water. SECTION 14 – TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION Special Shipping Information: Not DOT Regulated Purview Proper Shipping Name UN Number Packing Group Hazard Class DOT (Land) Not Regulated. IMO (Water) No Data. ICAO (Air) No Data. SECTION 15 – REGULATORY INFORMATION WHMIS Classification: (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System) Not regulated by WHMIS. SARA Title III: (Superfund Amendments & Reauthorization Act) Neither the product nor its constituent ingredients are listed under SARA reporting requirements. Chlorine dioxide produced from activation is listed under SARA 313. OSHA: (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) Neither product nor constituent ingredients is classified as an acute or chronic health hazard by OSHA. Chlorine dioxide produced by activation is regulated with an air exposure limit of 0.1 ppm TL V and 0.3 ppm STEL. TSCA: (Toxic Substance Control Act) All product ingredients are in inventory VOC: (volatile Organic Compounds) <0.1% by weight CPR: (Canadian Controlled Products Regulations) This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations. EINECS: (European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances) No Data. DSL / NDSL: (Canadian Domestic Substance List)(Non-Domestic Substance List) No Data. CERCLA: (Comprehensive Response Compensation & Liability Act) No Data. IDL: (Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List) No Data. NFPA (HMIS) Rating: (Hazardous Materials Identification System) Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 1 Special Hazards: None SECTION 16 – OTHER INFORMATION RCRA: Not considered a hazardous waste either categorically or by chemical listing. FIFRA: Bio-fresh® cd is an EPA registered antimicrobial (EPA No. 9804-65516) CALIFORNIA: Not regulated under the provisions of Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986) NEW JERSEY: Sodium Chlorite is listed under New Jersey’s Chemical Inventory Notification Requirement (NJAC 7:1Z). Estimated release notification, however, is not required. NOTE: Regulatory requirements are subject to change and may vary from one location to another. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the purchase, transport, storage, use and disposal of this product. Product may bleach clothing and fabric materials, such as draperies and carpets. The information contained herein is based on the data available to us and is believed to be correct. However, Nu-Calgon Wholesaler Inc. makes no warranty, expressed, or implied, regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. Nu-Calgon Wholesaler Inc. assumes no liability for injury from the use of the product described herin.