Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Issue/Revision Date: 9 June 2008
Section 1. Product and Company Information
Sodium Carbonate Solution
Disodium carbonate, soda ash
MethAlert Step 3 Developer
Component of 560-001
863 Valley View Road
Eighty Four, PA 15330 U.S.A.
Section 2. Composition/Information on Ingredient(s)
(Approx. by wt)
Eye, skin, digestive,
and respiratory tract
Expected to be
As required by U.S. OSHA regulations, hazard information supplied below is based on exposure to reagent-grade (full-strength) chemicals. SKC
MethAlert Kits, however, contain dilute solutions of 2% by weight for the sodium carbonate component.
Section 3. Hazards Identifi cation
Warning! Harmful if inhaled. Causes eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye irritation. Lachrymator (substance which increases the fl ow of tears).
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
May cause irritation of the digestive tracts. May be harmful if swallowed.
Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Adverse reproductive effects have been reported in animals.
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Section 4. First Aid Measures
Immediately fl ush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Immediately fl ush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing c