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Product Information
Product Name: National Gypsum ProForm All Purpose Joint Compound
Form: paste
Product Category: Commercial / Institutional » joint compound » Drywall
Home Maintenance » joint compound » Drywall
Home Maintenance » finish » Drywall-Wallboard
Customer Service: 800-237-9167
Date Entered: 2014-03-11
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: National Gypsum Company
Address: 2001 Rexford Road
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip Code: 28211
Date Info Verified: 2017-02-28
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, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?) (Complete (M)SDS for this product)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:

Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview

ProForm Ready Mix Joint Compound Products do not present an inhalation, ingestion, or contact health hazard unless subjected to operations such as sanding or machining which result in the generation of airborne particulate. A slight odor from the latex may be evident upon opening the container, which will dissipate quickly. This product contains quartz (crystalline silica) as a naturally occurring contaminant. It is recommended that a NIOSH approved particulate respirator be worn whenever working with this product results in airborne dust exposure exceeding the prescribed limits.

Potential Health Effects

Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation, Dermal contact

Eye Contact: Direct contact may cause mechanical irritation.

Skin Contact: Continued and prolonged contact may result in irritation to the skin. Continued chronic exposure may result in dermatitis.

Inhalation: Acute exposure to airborne dust concentrations in excess of the PEL/TLV may result in coughing, dyspnea, wheezing, general irritation of the nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract, and impaired pulmonary function.

Ingestion: No known adverse effects. May result in obstruction or temporary irritation of the digestive tract.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS:

Chronic exposures may result in lung disease (silicosis and/or lung cancer).
Carcinogenicity: This product contains quartz (crystalline silica) as a naturally occurring contaminant. Chronic exposure to crystalline silica in the respirable size has been shown to cause silicosis, a debilitating lung disease. In addition, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies crystalline silica inhaled in the form of quartz or cristobalite from occupational sources as carcinogenic to humans, Group 1. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) classifies respirable crystalline silica as a substance, which may be reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen. OSHA does not regulate crystalline silica as a human carcinogen. Some products may contain attapulgite clay. IARC classifies attapulgite (long fiber) carcinogenic to humans, Group 2B. Attapulgite is not classified as a carcinogen by NTP or OSHA.
First Aid: Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses (if applicable). Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Skin Contact: Flush and wash skin with soap and water. Utilize lotions to alleviate dryness if present. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.

Inhalation: Remove exposed individual to fresh air immediately. If breathing difficulty persists, seek medical attention.

Ingestion: This product is not expected to be hazardous and no harmful effects are expected upon ingestion of small amounts. Larger amounts may cause abdominal discomfort or possible obstruction of the digestive tract. Seek medical attention if problems persist.
MSDS Date: 2013-07-24
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wear recommended personal protective equipment when handling. Avoid breathing vapors when opening container. Minimize generation of dust. Avoid breathing dust. Store material in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Do not store outside or in direct sunlight. Keep from freezing to preserve usefulness. Keep containers closed when not in use.
Disposal: Dispose of according to Local, State, Federal, and Provincial Environmental Regulations.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Bentonite001302-78-9<5
Calcium carbonate (Limestone)001317-65-3>50
Polyvinyl acetate009003-20-7<5
Mica012001-26-2<10
Attapulgite012174-11-7<5
Talc (non-fibrous)014807-96-6<5
Quartz014808-60-7<5
Calcium magnesium carbonate016389-88-1>50
Ethylene/Vinyl acetate co-polymer024937-78-8<5
Sepiolite063800-37-3<5
Perlite093763-70-3<10
(Complete (M)SDS for this product)
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