ridecamp@endurance.net: WD-40

WD-40

Janet Baca (bacaj@hotmail.com)
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 10:07:56 -0800 (PST)

You wrote:

Sat, 1 Mar 1997 06:34:58 -0800

From: Judy Van Den Heuvel <dobie@mindlink.bc.ca>

I believe that WD-40 contains kerosene and should not be used on any =

animal. I was purchasing for industrial chemicals and was informed of =

this by a supplier who did sell the product but warned me of the hazards
=

of the mixture. If anyone else has heard this perhaps it should be =

confirmed.=20

Judy

(Just trying to help)

=20

Judy, we use WD-40 at work and have found out that the company uses propane as
a propellant for the cleaner. There was a report of it exploding somewhere so
they have since changed their propellant to Co2. I, myself, have had it
explode in the back of my truck when left all night in the cold and then
thawed.
Here is an MSDS breakdown of the ingredients. The person in our Chem Lab said
it probably would not hurt the horse except maybe a skin irritation if it
rubbed off the initial skin layer that is a dead layer. I hope this comes out
because I have copied it off of an Excel spreadsheet.


MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
(EXTRACTED FROM VENDOR INFORMATION)
DATE OF VENDOR MSDS
1/1/89

I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATIONTrade Name:WD-40 AEROSOL
Edison material code:
Synonyms:
Chemical Family:Organic Mixture
Molecular Formula:
Manufacturers Name:WD-40 Company
Mailing Address:1061 Cudahy Place, San Diego, Ca. 92110
Phone Number:(619) 275-1400
DOT ID/ NFPA RATING:HEALTH: 2; FIRE: 2; REACTIVITY: 0

II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTSCAS. Reg. No.Wt. %TLV (units)TWA (units)
Component:
ALIPHATIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATE8052-41-350%500 (PPM)
PETROLEUM BASE OIL8012-95-115%
HYDROCARBON PROPELLANT68476-85-725%1000 (PPM)
PROPRIETARY CORROSION INHIBITOR, WETTING AGENTS<55 MG/M3

III PHYSICAL PROPERTIESVapor Density ( air=1):>1
Vapor Pressure (mm hg):55 PSI @ 70 F
Specific Gravity (water=1):0.71
Solubility in Water:INSOLUBLE
Boiling Point (F):
% volatile80
Evaporation Rate:ND
Appearance and Odor:LIGHT AMBER LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOR

IV FIRE AND EXPLOSIONFlash Point (method):NOT APPLICABLE TO AEROSOL CANS
Flam. Limits (% by vol.):L-1.8 U-9.5
Fire Fighting:CARBON DIOXIDE, DRY CHEMICAL, FOAM
NONE LISTED

Unusual Hazards:CONSIDERED "EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE" UNDER CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY
COMMISSION REG.

V HEALTH HAZARDS
Effects of Overexposure

Inhalation:IRRITATION, HEADACHE, NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, MAY CAUSE ANAESTHESIA
Eyes:IRRITANT
Skin:CONTACT CAN CAUSE SKIN DRYNESS OF DERMATITIS.
Ingestion:IRRITATION, NAUSEA, VOMITING AND DIARRHEA

First Aid

Inhalation:MOVE TO FRESH AIR, CPR IF NEEDED. IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST CONSULT A
PHYSICIAN.

Eyes:FLUSH EYES FOR 15 MINUTES, CONSULT PHYSICIAN IF IRRITATION PERSISTS.

Skin:WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER, REMOVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING, AND WASH BEFORE
REUSE.

Ingestion:INDUCE VOMITING. DRINK WATER. SEEK MEDICAL HELP

Toxicology:NO CHRONIC EFFECTS WERE LISTED

VI REACTIVITY DATAStability (yes or no): YES
Conditions to Avoid:
Polymerization:WILL NOT OCCUR
Incompatibility:STRONG OXIDIZING AGENTS
Hazardous Decomposition:CARBON DIOXIDE, CARBON MONOXIDE

VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC.WIPE UP WITH RAGS, OBSERVING HEALTH HAZARDS DESCRIBED
ABOVE, REMOVE FROM IGNITION SOURCES, VENTILATE AREA, CONFINE SPILL & TRANSFER
TO WASTE CONTAINER.

VIII SPECIAL HANDLINGVentilation:MAINTAIN WELL BELOW TLV
Respiratory Protection:IF TLV IS EXCEEDED, WEAR NIOSH APPROVED RESPIRATOR
Eye Protection:WEAR FULLY PROTECTIVE GOGGLES.
Gloves and Clothing:WEAR RUBBER GLOVES AND APRON

IX MISCELLANEOUS STORE BELOW 120 F.

Janet Baca
e-mail: bacaj@hotmail.com

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