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Product Information
Product Name: Johns Manville AP Foil-Faced Polyisocyanurate Sheathing-12/07/2005
Form: solid
Product Category: Home maintenance » roof » Insulation
Home maintenance » polyisocyanurate foam » Insulation
Customer Service: 303-978-2000
Date Entered: 2006-04-05
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Johns Manville Insulation Group
Address: P.O. Box 5108
City: Denver
State: CO
Zip Code: 80127
Telephone Number: 303-978-2000
Toll Free Number: 800-654-3103
Date Info Verified: 2014-05-06
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?) (Complete MSDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Summary
Breathing dust from this product may cause a scratchy throat, congestion, and slight coughing. Getting dust or fibers on the skin, or in the eyes may cause itching, rash, or redness.

Target Organs: Nose (nasal passages), throat, lungs, skin, eyes.
Primary Routes of Entry (Exposure): Inhalation (breathing dust), skin, and eye contact.

Potential Health Effects
Inhalation: Irritation of the upper respiratory tract (scratchy throat), coughing, and congestion may occur in extreme exposures.
Skin: Temporary irritation (itching) or redness may occur.
Ingestion: This product is not intended to be ingested (eaten). If ingested, it may cause temporary irritation to the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract.
Eyes: Temporary irritation (itching) or redness may occur.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure:
Pre-existing chronic respiratory, skin, or eye diseases or conditions.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Refer to section on Carcinogenicity.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Component Carcinogenicity
Continuous filament glass fibers (65997-17-3)
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen
IARC: Group 3 - Not Classifiable (IARC Monograph 43, 1988; Monograph 81, 2002)

Chronic Toxicity
Polyisocyanurate Foam: There is no evidence that dust from this material causes disease in man. There are no known animal studies of the chronic health effects of breathing dust from polyisocyanurate foam. However, a subchronic inhalation study showed no adverse respiratory effects in rats as a result of breathing 9 mg/m3 of dust from a similar foam (polyurethane foam) for 3 months (Thyssen et al., 1978). In 1987, IARC designated polyurethane as Group 3, not classifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans (Monograph 19).

Continuous Filament Glass Fiber: No chronic health effects are known to be associated with exposure to continuous filament fiber glass. Long-term epidemiologic studies do not show any increases in respiratory cancer or other disease among employees who manufacture this product. In 1987, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified continuous filament fiber glass as a Group 3 substance, not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans. In 2001
Health Rating: I
Flammability Rating: th
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2008-04-16
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Use protective equipment (see below) when handling uncontained material.
Storage Procedures
Warehouse storage should be in accordance with package directions, if any. Material should be kept dry, and protected from the elements.

Personal Protective Equipment:
Personal Protective Equipment: Eyes/Face
Safety glasses with side shields are recommended to keep dust out of the eyes.
Personal Protective Equipment: Skin
Leather or cotton gloves should be worn to prevent skin contact and irritation. Barrier creams may also be used to reduce skin contact and irritation caused by fiber glass.
Personal Protective Equipment: Respiratory
A respirator should be used if ventilation is unavailable, or is inadequate for keeping dust and fiber levels below the applicable exposure limits. In those cases, use a NIOSH-certified disposable or reusable particulate respirator with an efficiency rating of N95 or higher (under 42 CFR 84) when working with this product. For exposures up to five times the established exposure limits use a quarter-mask respirator, rated N95 or higher; and for exposures up to ten times the established exposure limits use a half-mask respirator (e.g., MSA's DM-11, Racal's Delta N95, 3M's 8210), rated N95 or higher. Operations such as sawing, blowing, tear out, and spraying may generate airborne fiber concentrations requiring a higher level of respiratory protection. For exposures up to 50 times the established exposure limits use a full-face respirator, rated N99 or higher.

Personal Protective Equipment: General
Wear a cap, a loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt and long pants to protect skin from irritation. Exposed skin areas should be washed with soap and warm water after handling or working with fiber glass. Clothing should be washed separately from other clothes, and the washer should be rinsed thoroughly (run empty for a complete wash cycle). This will reduce the chances of
fiber glass being transferred to other clothing.
Disposal: From MSDS
This product, as supplied, is not regulated as a hazardous waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. Comply with state and local regulations for disposal. If you are unsure of the regulations, contact your local Public Health Department, or the local office of the EPA.

Disposal Instructions
Dispose of waste material according to Local, State, Federal, and Provincial Environmental Regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Paper facing or substrate000000-71-10-30
Foil facing000000-72-30-30
Isopentane000078-78-40-5
Pentane000109-66-00-5
Cyclopentane000287-92-30-5
Polyisocyanurate027026-93-325-45
Fiberousglass065997-17-3
(Complete MSDS for this product)
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