<p>MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
METHYL PARABEN, SOLID
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Dust may cause mechanical irritation to skin, eyes and respiratory tract. May cause skin sensitization or
other allergic responses. See "Other Health Effects" Section. Powdered material may form explosive
dust-air mixtures. Can decompose at high temperatures forming toxic gases.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
Product may be mildly irritating to the nose, throat and respiratory tract and may cause coughing and
sneezing. Excessive contact with powder may cause drying of mucous membranes of nose and throat
due to absorption of moisture and oils. See "Other Health Effects" Section.
Brief contact causes irritation (itching, local redness or possible swelling). May cause defatting, drying
and cracking of the skin. Prolonged and repeated contact may lead to dermatitis. May cause skin
sensitization or other allergic responses. See Section 11, "Toxicological Information".
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS (FOR EMERGENCIES INVOLVING CHEMICAL SPILLS OR RELEASE)
Toronto, ON (416) 226-6117 Montreal, QC (514) 861-1211 Winnipeg, MB (204) 943-8827
Edmonton, AB (780) 424-1754 Calgary, AB (403) 263-8660 Vancouver, BC (604) 685-5036
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Brenntag Canada Inc.
43 Jutland Rd.
2008 March 17
Methyl Paraben, Solid.
2008 March 17
Date of Revision:
Benzoic Acid, p-hydroxy-, methyl ester.
Food processing aid. Inhibitor of growth of molds. Antimicrobial food additive. Preservative.
WHMIS Classification / Symbol:
READ THE ENTIRE MSDS FOR THE COMPLETE HAZARD EVALUATION OF THIS PRODUCT.
D-2B: Toxic (skin s