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Gilsonite MSDS

This Material Safety Data Sheet contains environmental, health and toxicology information for your employees. Please make sure this information is given to them. It also contains information to help you meet community right-to-know/emergency response reporting requirements under SARA Title III and many other laws. If you resell this product, this MSDS must be given to the buyer or the information incorporated in your MSDS. Discard any previous edition of this MSDS.

This MSDS is formatted to provide you with useful hazard warnings and health evaluations and to facilitate your compliance with local, State and country regulations.

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1. Product Identification

A Hazard warning is not required for this product under osha hazard communication standards
(29 CFR 1910.1200)

2. FIRST AID EYE CONTACT:

No first aid procedures are required. However, as a precaution flush eyes with fresh water for 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses if worn.
SKIN CONTACT:

No first aid procedures are required. As a precaution, wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Remove and wash contaminated clothing.

INHALATION:

If any signs or symptoms as described in this document occur, move the person to fresh air. If any of these effects continue, see a doctor.

INGESTION:

Not expected to be an ingestion problem, no first aid procedures are required.

3. IMMEDIATE HEALTH EFFECTS

EYE CONTACT:

This substance may cause eye irritation due to the abrasive action of the dust. The degree of the injury will depend on the amount of material that gets into the eye and the speed and thoroughness of the first aid treatment. Signs and symptoms may include pain, tears, swelling, redness, and blurred vision. This hazard evaluation is based on the data from similar materials.

SKIN IRRITATION:

This substance is not expected to cause prolonged or significant skin irritation. This hazard evaluation is based on data from similar materials.

DERMAL TOXICITY:

NDA

RESPIRATORY/INHALATION:
Breathing the dust at concentrations that exceed the recommended exposure standard may be irritating to the respiratory tract. Signs and symptoms of respiratory tract irritation may include, but may not be limited to, one or more of the following: nasal discharge, sore throat, coughing, bronchitis, pulmonary edema and difficulty in breathing.

INGESTION:

The systemic toxicity of this substance has not been determined. However, it should be practically non-toxic to internal organs if swallowed.