Material Safety Data Sheets
| The original system in the UK had been in place for over 40 years and had worked very well in protecting people and the environment. However different countries have different rules and classifications, so the GHS (Global Harmonised System) came into being.
Under REACH and EU directives our Zest-it® products from 2015, just like others in the UK, will have different labelling and wording, although the products themselves have not changed.
It can all seem very confusing, hopefully the 'pictograms' shown below will go someway to explain.
|The 'orange square with the black cross' which indicated by the word 'Harmful'.||has been replaced with a diamond shape like this but also covers other things.|
|The orange square with the 'dead/fish/tree' symbol indicating an Environmental hazard.||has changed to the diamond shape with the same image and also covers other things.|
|The 'orange square/black cross' which indicated by the word 'Irritant'.||has changed to an exclamation mark to indicate Irritation and other things.|
|Under this new system all MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) need to be changed to reflect these alterations, they will now be referred to as SDS (Safety Data Sheets) show the new symbol's and amended wording.|
|Please note:- The information contained below is still valid and is retained for that reason, also because of numerous links. The product is still the same, just the labels and wording has changed as indicated by the information above.|
Zest-it® is made here in the UK from 'pure food grade' ingredients - the zest from the peel of oranges, which is why it smells of oranges i.e. citrus smell. It does not mix with water.
The product has undergone much testing, both here in the UK and in the USA. The Environmental Health and Safety test products for personal exposure, with regards to irritation of the skin and eyes; ingestion and inhalation - of the original undiluted product. If you wonder why it has a 'harmful' notice on the label, click here
To help members of the general public who use our products, the following information for Zest-it® is taken from the MSDS. It is explained in 'easy to understand' terms with the First Aid measures.
Ingestion (eating or drinking) of the original undiluted product has three categories -
Carcinogenicity listing - NPT - None; IARC - None; OSHA - None; ACGIH - None.
Flammability - Don't forget, the higher the materials flash point, the less flammable it is. -
Fire fighting measures -
Accidental release measures -
Handling and storage -
Personal Protection -
Stability and reactivity -
Disposal considerations -
Transportation information -
Note: Zest-it has a Harmful notice on the label stating 'may cause lung damage if swallowed' this is because, if the product was swallowed and the person vomited, and the vomit entered the lungs, it could cause bronchopneumonia.
(This is a legal document changing altering or misrepresenting the information is illegal and dangerous)
(see *) Note: Someone complained that 'Zest-it made their skin crawl' - on further investigation, it appears they had washed their hands in Zest-it, but, not afterwards with soap & water - and carried on working! Two cups of coffee, plus one toilet visit and still the hands had not been washed in soap and water! 4 hours after the event the back of their hands 'felt as if the skin was crawling' - reason; the skins natural oils in the pores being dissolved. Remedy; very thoroughly wash hands with soap and water, dry well and apply hand lotion, the sensation soon dissipates - the instructions on the back label of bottles are there for a reason!
***Since the user's working conditions are not know to us, the information supplied on this data page is based on our level of knowledge and on national regulations.
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|The information contained in this document is furnished without warranty of any kind. Whilst every care is taken to maintain the highest standards of quality J. & T. Blackman Ltd. wish to make it clearly understood that it is the users responsibility to ensure the goods are suitable for his or her own particular requirements. Users should consider this data only as a supplement to other information gathered by themselves and must make independent determinations of the suitability and completeness of information from all sources to ensure proper use and disposal of these materials and the safety of their employees and customers. In no circumstances can claims be entertained for the value of work alleged to be spoilt by use of a product which proves unsatisfactory, the makers liability being confined to replacement of any product proved to be defective in respect of material or workmanship.|