SCR SHOWER CLEANER

Chemwatch Independent Material Safety Data Sheet

Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

C9317TC

CHEMWATCH 4583-71

Version No:3

Section 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

PRODUCT NAME

SCR SHOWER CLEANER

PRODUCT USE

Shower cleaner.

SUPPLIER

Company: Benji Distributors Pty Ltd
Address:
17 Grandview Pde
Moolap
VIC, 3221
Australia
Telephone: +61 3 5248 1469
Fax: +61 3 5248 6696

Section 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. NON-DANGEROUS GOODS. According to NOHSC Criteria, and ADG Code.

CHEMWATCH HAZARD RATINGS

Flammability 0
Toxicity 2
Body Contact 3
Reactivity 2
Chronic 2
SCALE: Min/Nil=0 Low=1 Moderate=2 High=3 Extreme=4

 

RISK SAFETY
■ Irritating to skin. ■ Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray.
■ Risk of serious damage to eyes. ■ Use only in well ventilated areas.
■ Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment. ■ Keep container in a well ventilated place.
■ Potentially explosive peroxides may form on standing.*. ■ Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
■ Inhalation, skin contact and/or ingestion may produce health damage*. ■ To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use water.
■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*. ■ Keep container tightly closed.
■ May produce discomfort of the respiratory system*. ■ This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way.
■ Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect*. ■ If swallowed, IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. (show this container or label).
■ May be harmful to the foetus/ embryo*. ■ Use appropriate container to avoid environmental contamination.
■ May possibly affect fertility*. ■ Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/Safety data sheets.
■ Vapours potentially cause drowsiness and dizziness*.
* (limited evidence).

 

Section 3 - COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

NAME CAS RN %
phosphoric acid 7664-38-2 1-10
citric acid 77-92-9 1-10
ethylene glycol monobutyl ether 111-76-2 1-10
surfactants 1-10
dyes 0-1
water 7732-18-5 >60
NOTE: Manufacturer has supplied full ingredient
information for CHEMWATCH assessment.

Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES

SWALLOWED

· For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor at once.
· Urgent hospital treatment is likely to be needed.
· If swallowed do NOT induce vomiting.
· If vomiting occurs, lean patient forward or place on left side (head-down position, if possible) to maintain open airway and prevent aspiration.

EYE

■ If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
· Immediately hold eyelids apart and flush the eye continuously with running water.
· Ensure complete irrigation of the eye by keeping eyelids apart and away from eye and moving the eyelids by occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids.
· Continue flushing until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre or a doctor, or for at least 15 minutes.
· Transport to hospital or doctor without delay.

SKIN

■ If skin or hair contact occurs:
· Immediately flush body and clothes with large amounts of water, using safety shower if available.
· Quickly remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
· Wash skin and hair with running water. Continue flushing with water until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre.
· Transport to hospital, or doctor.

INHALED

· If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
· Lay patient down. Keep warm and rested.
· Prostheses such as false teeth, which may block airway, should be removed, where possible, prior to initiating first aid procedures.
· Apply artificial respiration if not breathing, preferably with a demand valve resuscitator, bag-valve mask device, or pocket mask as trained. Perform CPR if necessary.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN

■ Followed acute or short term repeated exposures to ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers and their acetates:
· Hepatic metabolism produces ethylene glycol as a metabolite.
· Clinical presentation, following severe intoxication, resembles that of ethylene glycol exposures.
· Monitoring the urinary excretion of the alkoxyacetic acid metabolites may be a useful indication of exposure. [Ellenhorn and Barceloux: Medical Toxicology].
For acute or short term repeated exposures to ethylene glycol:
· Early treatment of ingestion is important. Ensure emesis is satisfactory.
· Test and correct for metabolic acidosis and hypocalcaemia.
· Apply sustained diuresis when possible with hypertonic mannitol.
· Evaluate renal status and begin haemodialysis if indicated. [I.L.O].

Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

· There is no restriction on the type of extinguisher which may be used.
· Use extinguishing media suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE FIGHTING

· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves for fire only.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water courses.
· Use fire fighting procedures suitable for surrounding area.

FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD

· Non combustible.
· Not considered a significant fire risk, however containers may burn.
May emit poisonous fumes.
May emit corrosive fumes.

FIRE INCOMPATIBILITY

■ None known.

HAZCHEM

None

Personal Protective Equipment

Breathing apparatus.
Chemical splash suit.

Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

MINOR SPILLS

· Clean up all spills immediately.
· Avoid breathing vapours and contact with skin and eyes.
· Control personal contact by using protective equipment.
· Contain and absorb spill with sand, earth, inert material or vermiculite.

MAJOR SPILLS

■ Moderate hazard.
· Clear area of personnel and move upwind.
· Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
· Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves.
· Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course.

 

Personal Protective Equipment advice is contained in Section 8 of the MSDS.

Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE

PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING

· Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
· Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
· Use in a well-ventilated area.
· Avoid contact with moisture.
· DO NOT allow clothing wet with material to stay in contact with skin.

SUITABLE CONTAINER

· Lined metal can, lined metal pail/ can.
· Plastic pail.
· Polyliner drum.
· Packing as recommended by manufacturer.

STORAGE INCOMPATIBILITY

· Reacts vigorously with alkalis.
· Reacts with mild steel, galvanised steel / zinc producing hydrogen gas which may form an explosive mixture with air.
Reacts with mild steel and zinc to produce hydrogen (H2).
· Avoid strong bases.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

· Store in original containers.
· Keep containers securely sealed.
· Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
· Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.

Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

EXPOSURE CONTROLS

SourceMaterialTWA ppmTWA mg/m³STEL ppmSTEL mg/m³Notes
_________________________________________________________
Australia Exposure Standardsphosphoric acid (Phosphoric acid)13
Australia Exposure Standardsethylene glycol monobutyl ether (2-Butoxyethanol)2096.950242Sk
The following materials had no OELs on our records
• citric acid: CAS:77-92-9
• water: CAS:7732-18-5

 

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION

RESPIRATOR

Type AB- P Filter of sufficient capacity

EYE

· Chemical goggles.
· Full face shield may be required for supplementary but never for primary protection of eyes
· Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb and concentrate irritants. A written policy document, describing the wearing of lens or
restrictions on use, should be created for each workplace or task. This should include a review of lens absorption and adsorption for the class of chemicals in use
and an account of injury experience. Medical and first- aid personnel should be trained in their removal and suitable equipment should be readily available. In the
event of chemical exposure, begin eye irrigation immediately and remove contact lens as soon as practicable. Lens should be removed at the first signs of eye redness
or irritation - lens should be removed in a clean environment only after workers have washed hands thoroughly. [CDC NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin 59].

HANDS/FEET

· Wear chemical protective gloves, eg. PVC.
· Wear safety footwear or safety gumboots, eg. Rubber.
· When handling corrosive liquids, wear trousers or overalls outside of boots, to avoid spills entering boots.

OTHER

· Overalls.
· P.V.C. apron.
· Barrier cream.
· Skin cleansing cream.
The local concentration of material, quantity and conditions of use determine the type of personal protective equipment required. For further information consult
site specific CHEMWATCH data (if available), or your Occupational Health and Safety Advisor.

ENGINEERING CONTROLS

■ General exhaust is adequate under normal operating conditions. Local exhaust ventilation may be required in special circumstances.

Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

APPEARANCE

Orange acidic liquid; mixes with water.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Liquid.
Mixes with water.

 

StateLiquidMolecular WeightNot applicable
Melting Range (ºC)Not availableViscosityNot Available
Boiling Range (ºC)Not availableSolubility in water (g/L)Miscible
Flash Point (ºC)Not applicablepH (1% solution)Not available
Decomposition Temp (ºC)Not availablepH (as supplied)2.5
Autoignition Temp (ºC)Not applicableVapour Pressure (kPa)Not available
Upper Explosive Limit (%)Not applicableSpecific Gravity (water=1)1.06
Lower Explosive Limit (%)Not applicableRelative Vapour Density (air=1)Not available
Volatile Component (%vol)Not availableEvaporation RateNot available

 

ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
■ log Kow (Prager 1995): 0.83
■ log Kow (Sangster 1997): 0.8

Section 10 - CHEMICAL STABILITY AND REACTIVITY INFORMATION

CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO INSTABILITY

· Presence of incompatible materials.
· Product is considered stable.
· Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.

For incompatible materials - refer to Section 7 - Handling and Storage.

Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS
■ Irritating to skin. ■ Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect*.
■ Risk of serious damage to eyes. ■ May be harmful to the foetus/ embryo*.
■ Vapours may cause dizziness or suffocation. ■ May possibly affect fertility*.
■ May produce discomfort of the respiratory system*. ■ Cumulative effects may result following exposure*.
■ Inhalation, skin contact and/or ingestion may produce health damage*. ■ * (limited evidence).
■ Vapours potentially cause drowsiness and dizziness*.
■ * (limited evidence).

TOXICITY AND IRRITATION

■ unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
■ Not available. Refer to individual constituents.
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER:
PHOSPHORIC ACID:
■ The material may produce severe irritation to the eye causing pronounced inflammation. Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis.
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER:
CITRIC ACID:
■ The material may cause skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure and may produce a contact dermatitis (nonallergic). This form of dermatitis is often
characterised by skin redness (erythema) and swelling epidermis.
CITRIC ACID:
PHOSPHORIC ACID:
■ Asthma- like symptoms may continue for months or even years after exposure to the material ceases. This may be due to a non- allergenic condition known as reactive
airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS) which can occur following exposure to high levels of highly irritating compound.
PHOSPHORIC ACID:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Unreported (human) LDLo: 220 mg/kg Skin (rabbit):595 mg/24h - SEVERE
Oral (rat) LD50: 1530 mg/kg Eye (rabbit): 119 mg - SEVERE
Oral (rat) LD50: 3500 mg/kg* [Monsanto]*
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: >1260 mg/kg*
Inhalation (Rat) LC50: 25.5 mg/m³/4h
Inhalation (Mouse) LC50: 25.5 mg/m³/4h
■ The material may produce severe skin irritation after prolonged or repeated exposure, and may produce a contact dermatitis (nonallergic). This form of dermatitis is often characterised by skin redness (erythema) thickening of the epidermis.<</>. phosphoric acid ( 85%) CITRIC ACID:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 3000 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg/24h - Mild
Eye (rabbit): 0.75 mg/24h-SEVERE
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER:
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 470 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg, open; Mild
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: 220 mg/kg Eye (rabbit): 100 mg/24h-Moderate
Inhalation (human) TCLo: 100 ppm Eye (rabbit): 100 mg SEVERE
Inhalation (human) TCLo: 195 ppm/8h * [Union Carbide]
Inhalation (Rat) LC50: 450 ppm *
■ For ethylene glycol: Ethylene glycol is quickly and extensively absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. Limited information suggests that it is also absorbed through the respiratory tract; dermal absorption is apparently slow. For ethylene glycol monoalkyl ethers and their acetates (EGMAEs): Typical members of this category are ethylene glycol propylene ether (EGPE), ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE) and ethylene glycol hexyl ether (EGHE) and their acetates. EGMAEs are substrates for alcohol dehydrogenase isozyme ADH- 3, which catalyzes the conversion of their terminal alcohols to aldehydes (which are transient metabolites). Acute Toxicity: Oral LD50 values in rats for all category members range from 739 (EGHE) to 3089 mg/kg bw (EGPE), with values increasing with decreasing molecular weight. Exposure of pregnant rats to ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (2- butoxyethanol) at 100 ppm or rabbits at 200 ppm during organogenesis resulted in maternal toxicity and embryotoxicity including a decreased number of viable implantations per litter. Slight foetoxicity in the form of poorly ossified or unossified skeletal elements was also apparent in rats. At least one researcher has stated that the reproductive effects were less than that of other monoalkyl ethers of ethylene glycol. NOTE: Changes in kidney, liver, spleen and lungs are observed in animals exposed to high concentrations of this substance by all routes. WATER: ■ No significant acute toxicological data identified in literature search.

 

 

Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long- term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
Avoid release to the environment.
Refer to special instructions/ safety data sheets.

Ecotoxicity

IngredientPersistence: Water/SoilPersistence: AirBioaccumulationMobility
phosphoric acidHIGHLOWHIGH
citric acidLOWLOWHIGH
ethylene glycol monobutyl etherLOWLOWLOWHIGH

 

Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

· Recycle wherever possible.
· Consult manufacturer for recycling options or consult local or regional waste management authority for disposal if no suitable treatment or disposal facility can be identified.
· Dispose of by: burial in a land-fill specifically licenced to accept chemical and / or pharmaceutical wastes or incineration in a licenced apparatus (after admixture with suitable combustible material).
· Decontaminate empty containers. Observe all label safeguards until containers are cleaned and destroyed.
· Containers may still present a chemical hazard/ danger when empty.
· Return to supplier for reuse/ recycling if possible.
Otherwise:
· If container can not be cleaned sufficiently well to ensure that residuals do not remain or if the container cannot be used to store the same product, then puncture containers, to prevent re-use, and bury at an authorised landfill.
· Where possible retain label warnings and MSDS and observe all notices pertaining to the product.

Section 14 - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

HAZCHEM:

None (ADG7)
NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS: ADG7, UN, IATA, IMDG

Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

POISONS SCHEDULE None

REGULATIONS

Regulations for ingredients

phosphoric acid (CAS: 7664-38-2,16271-20-8) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Exposure Standards","Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","Australia National Pollutant Inventory","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Appendix E (Part 2)","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Appendix F (Part 3)","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 5","Australia Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP) - Schedule 6","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Noxious Liquid Substances Carried in Bulk","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

citric acid (CAS: 77-92-9) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) Substances that may be used as active ingredients in Listed medicines","CODEX General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) - Additives Permitted for Use in Food in General, Unless Otherwise Specified, in Accordance with GMP","GESAMP/EHS Composite List - GESAMP Hazard Profiles","IMO IBC Code Chapter 17: Summary of minimum requirements","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Noxious Liquid Substances Carried in Bulk","International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (CAS: 111-76-2) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Exposure Standards","Australia Hazardous Substances","Australia High Volume Industrial Chemical List (HVICL)","Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","IMO MARPOL 73/78 (Annex II) - List of Other Liquid Substances","International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - Agents Reviewed by the IARC Monographs","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

water (CAS: 7732-18-5) is found on the following regulatory lists;

"Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)","IMO IBC Code Chapter 18: List of products to which the Code does not apply","International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Survey: Transparency List","OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals"

No data for SCR Shower Cleaner (CW: 4583-71)

Section 16 - OTHER INFORMATION

INGREDIENTS WITH MULTIPLE CAS NUMBERS

Ingredient Name CAS
phosphoric acid 7664-38-2, 16271-20-8

 

CONTACT POINT

Paul Milward-Bason
17 Grandview Parade
Moolap 3221
Victoria Australia

 

■ Classification of the preparation and its individual components has drawn on official and authoritative sources as well as independent review by the Chemwatch Classification committee using available literature references.
A list of reference resources used to assist the committee may be found at:
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■ The (M)SDS is a Hazard Communication tool and should be used to assist in the Risk Assessment. Many factors determine whether the reported Hazards are Risks in the workplace or other settings.

 

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Issue Date: 29-Jan-2010

Print Date: 15-Nov-2010

 

 

This is the end of the MSDS.