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                        MEGUIAR'S MC200 - MOTORCYCLE CLEANER
Chemwatch Material Safety Data Sheet
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Section 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION


PRODUCT NAME
MEGUIAR'S MC200 - MOTORCYCLE CLEANER

PRODUCT USE
All- purpose cleaner.

SUPPLIER
Company: MotorActive
Address:
35 Slough Business Park
Holker St, Silverwater
NSW, 2128
AUS
Telephone: +61 2 9737 9422
Telephone: 1800 347 570
Fax: +61 2 9737 9414



Section 2 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION


STATEMENT OF HAZARDOUS NATURE
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE. NON-DANGEROUS GOODS. According to the Criteria of
NOHSC, and the ADG Code.
COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID, regulated under AS1940 for Bulk Storage purposes only.

POISONS SCHEDULE
None

RISK SAFETY
Risk of serious damage to eyes. Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapour/spray.
Harmful to aquatic organisms. Avoid contact with skin.
Cumulative effects may result following To clean the floor and all objects
exposure*. contaminated by this material use water.
May produce skin discomfort*. If swallowed IMMEDIATELY contact Doctor or
Poisons Information Centre. (show this
container or label).
Possible respiratory sensitiser*.
Possible skin sensitiser*.
* (limited evidence).


Section 3 - COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

NAME CAS RN %
sodium petroleum sulfonate 68608-26-4 2-10
alcohols C9- 11 ethoxylated 68439-46-3 2-10
propylene glycol mono- n- propyl ether 1569-01-3 1-4




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Section 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES


SWALLOWED
路 Immediately give a glass of water.
路 First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre
or a doctor.

EYE
If this product comes in contact with the eyes:
路 Immediately hold eyelids apart and flush the eye continuously with running water.
路 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.
路 Continue flushing until advised to stop by the Poisons Information Centre or a doctor,
or for at least 15 minutes.
路 Transport to hospital or doctor without delay.
路 Removal of contact lenses after an eye injury should only be undertaken by skilled
personnel.

SKIN
If skin contact occurs:
路 Immediately remove all contaminated clothing, including footwear.
路 Flush skin and hair with running water (and soap if available).
路 Seek medical attention in event of irritation.

INHALED
路 If fumes or combustion products are inhaled remove from contaminated area.
路 Other measures are usually unnecessary.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN
Treat symptomatically.


Section 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES


EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
路 Water spray or fog.
路 Foam.
路 Dry chemical powder.
路 BCF (where regulations permit).
路 Carbon dioxide.

FIRE FIGHTING
路 Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
路 Wear full body protective clothing with breathing apparatus.
路 Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course.
路 Use water delivered as a fine spray to control fire and cool adjacent area.
路 Avoid spraying water onto liquid pools.
路 DO NOT approach containers suspected to be hot.
路 Cool fire exposed containers with water spray from a protected location.
路 If safe to do so, remove containers from path of fire.

FIRE/EXPLOSION HAZARD
路 Combustible.
路 Slight fire hazard when exposed to heat or flame.
路 Heating may cause expansion or decomposition leading to violent rupture of containers.
路 On combustion, may emit toxic fumes of carbon monoxide (CO).

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路 May emit acrid smoke.
路 Mists containing combustible materials may be explosive.
Combustion products include: carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur oxides (SOx), other pyrolysis
products typical of burning organic material.
May emit poisonous fumes.
May emit corrosive fumes.

FIRE INCOMPATIBILITY
Avoid contamination with oxidising agents i.e. nitrates, oxidising acids, chlorine
bleaches, pool chlorine etc. as ignition may result.

HAZCHEM: None


Section 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES


EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

MINOR SPILLS
路 Remove all ignition sources.
路 Clean up all spills immediately.
路 Avoid breathing vapours and contact with skin and eyes.
路 Control personal contact by using protective equipment.
路 Contain and absorb spill with sand, earth, inert material or vermiculite.
路 Wipe up.
路 Place in a suitable labelled container for waste disposal.

MAJOR SPILLS
Moderate hazard.
路 Clear area of personnel and move upwind.
路 Alert Fire Brigade and tell them location and nature of hazard.
路 Wear breathing apparatus plus protective gloves.
路 Prevent, by any means available, spillage from entering drains or water course.
路 No smoking, naked lights or ignition sources.
路 Increase ventilation.
路 Stop leak if safe to do so.
路 Contain spill with sand, earth or vermiculite.
路 Collect recoverable product into labelled containers for recycling.
路 Absorb remaining product with sand, earth or vermiculite.
路 Collect solid residues and seal in labelled drums for disposal.
路 Wash area and prevent runoff into drains.
路 If contamination of drains or waterways occurs, advise emergency services.

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


Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE


PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING
DO NOT allow clothing wet with material to stay in contact with skin.
路 Avoid all personal contact, including inhalation.
路 Wear protective clothing when risk of exposure occurs.
路 Use in a well-ventilated area.
路 Prevent concentration in hollows and sumps.
路 DO NOT enter confined spaces until atmosphere has been checked.
路 Avoid smoking, naked lights or ignition sources.

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Section 7 - HANDLING AND STORAGE

路 Avoid contact with incompatible materials.
路 When handling, DO NOT eat, drink or smoke.
路 Keep containers securely sealed when not in use.
路 Avoid physical damage to containers.
路 Always wash hands with soap and water after handling.
路 Work clothes should be laundered separately.
路 Use good occupational work practice.
路 Observe manufacturer's storing and handling recommendations.
路 Atmosphere should be regularly checked against established exposure standards to
ensure safe working conditions.

SUITABLE CONTAINER
路 Metal can or drum
路 Packaging as recommended by manufacturer.
路 Check all containers are clearly labelled and free from leaks.

STORAGE INCOMPATIBILITY
路 Avoid reaction with oxidising agents.

STORAGE REQUIREMENTS
路 Store in original containers.
路 Keep containers securely sealed.
路 No smoking, naked lights or ignition sources.
路 Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
路 Store away from incompatible materials and foodstuff containers.
路 Protect containers against physical damage and check regularly for leaks.
路 Observe manufacturer's storing and handling recommendations.


Section 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION


EXPOSURE CONTROLS
Source Material TWA mg/m鲁
__________________ __________________ _______
Australia Exposure Standards sodium petroleum sulfonate 10
(Inspirable dust (not otherwise
classified))

The following materials had no OELs on our records
鈥? alcohols C9- 11 ethoxylated: CAS:68439- 46- 3
鈥? propylene glycol mono- n- propyl ether: CAS:1569- 01- 3 CAS:30136- 13- 1



MATERIAL DATA
Sensory irritants are chemicals that produce temporary and undesirable side-effects on
the eyes, nose or throat. Historically occupational exposure standards for these
irritants have been based on observation of workers' responses to various airborne
concentrations. Present day expectations require that nearly every individual should be
protected against even minor sensory irritation and exposure standards are established
using uncertainty factors or safety factors of 5 to 10 or more. On occasion animal no
-observable-effect-levels (NOEL) are used to determine these limits where human results
are unavailable. An additional approach, typically used by the TLV committee (USA) in
determining respiratory standards for this group of chemicals, has been to assign ceiling
values (TLV C) to rapidly acting irritants and to assign short-term exposure limits (TLV
STELs) when the weight of evidence from irritation, bioaccumulation and other endpoints
combine to warrant such a limit. In contrast the MAK Commission (Germany) uses a five
-category system based on intensive odour, local irritation, and elimination half-life.
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However this system is being replaced to be consistent with the European Union (EU)
Scientific Committee for Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL); this is more closely
allied to that of the USA.
OSHA (USA) concluded that exposure to sensory irritants can:
路 cause inflammation
路 cause increased susceptibility to other irritants and infectious agents
路 lead to permanent injury or dysfunction
路 permit greater absorption of hazardous substances and
路 acclimate the worker to the irritant warning properties of these substances thus
increasing the risk of overexposure.

INGREDIENT DATA
ALCOHOLS C9-11 ETHOXYLATED:
SODIUM PETROLEUM SULFONATE:
Sensory irritants are chemicals that produce temporary and undesirable side-effects on
the eyes, nose or throat. Historically occupational exposure standards for these
irritants have been based on observation of workers' responses to various airborne
concentrations. Present day expectations require that nearly every individual should be
protected against even minor sensory irritation and exposure standards are established
using uncertainty factors or safety factors of 5 to 10 or more. On occasion animal no
-observable-effect-levels (NOEL) are used to determine these limits where human results
are unavailable. An additional approach, typically used by the TLV committee (USA) in
determining respiratory standards for this group of chemicals, has been to assign ceiling
values (TLV C) to rapidly acting irritants and to assign short-term exposure limits (TLV
STELs) when the weight of evidence from irritation, bioaccumulation and other endpoints
combine to warrant such a limit. In contrast the MAK Commission (Germany) uses a five
-category system based on intensive odour, local irritation, and elimination half-life.
However this system is being replaced to be consistent with the European Union (EU)
Scientific Committee for Occupational Exposure Limits (SCOEL); this is more closely
allied to that of the USA.
OSHA (USA) concluded that exposure to sensory irritants can:
路 cause inflammation
路 cause increased susceptibility to other irritants and infectious agents
路 lead to permanent injury or dysfunction
路 permit greater absorption of hazardous substances and
路 acclimate the worker to the irritant warning properties of these substances thus
increasing the risk of overexposure.

SODIUM PETROLEUM SULFONATE:
It is the goal of the ACGIH (and other Agencies) to recommend TLVs (or their
equivalent) for all substances for which there is evidence of health effects at airborne
concentrations encountered in the workplace.
At this time no TLV has been established, even though this material may produce
adverse health effects (as evidenced in animal experiments or clinical experience).
Airborne concentrations must be maintained as low as is practically possible and
occupational exposure must be kept to a minimum.
NOTE: The ACGIH occupational exposure standard for Particles Not Otherwise Specified
(P.N.O.S) does NOT apply.
For solids:

PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONO-N-PROPYL ETHER:
No exposure limits set by NOHSC or ACGIH.

PERSONAL PROTECTION

EYE
路 Safety glasses with side shields.
路 Chemical goggles.
路 Contact lenses may pose a special hazard; soft contact lenses may absorb and
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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.
NOTE: The material may produce skin sensitisation in predisposed individuals. Care must
be taken, when removing gloves and other protective equipment, to avoid all possible skin
contact.
Suitability and durability of glove type is dependent on usage. Factors such as:
路 frequency and duration of contact,
路 chemical resistance of glove material,
路 glove thickness and
路 dexterity,
are important in the selection of gloves.

OTHER
路 Overalls.
路 P.V.C. apron.
路 Barrier cream.
路 Skin cleansing cream.
路 Eye wash unit.

RESPIRATOR
Selection of the Class and Type of respirator will depend upon the level of breathing
zone contaminant and the chemical nature of the contaminant. Protection Factors (defined
as the ratio of contaminant outside and inside the mask) may also be important.

Breathing Zone Level Maximum Protection Half- face Respirator Full- Face Respirator
ppm (volume) Factor
1000 10 A- AUS P -
1000 50 - A- AUS P
5000 50 Airline * -
5000 100 - A- 2 P
10000 100 - A- 3 P
100+ Airline**

* - Continuous Flow ** - Continuous-flow or positive pressure demand.

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. If risk of overexposure
exists, wear SAA approved respirator. Correct fit is essential to obtain adequate
protection. Provide adequate ventilation in warehouse or closed storage areas.




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Section 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES


APPEARANCE
Clear liquid with a pleasant odour; mixes with water.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Liquid.
Mixes with water.

Molecular Weight: Not Applicable Boiling Range (掳 100
C):
Melting Range (掳 Not Available
C): Specific Gravity (water= 1): 1.0
Solubility in water (g/L): Miscible pH (as supplied): 8.5
pH (1% solution): Not Available Vapour Pressure (kPa): Not Available
Volatile Component (%vol): Not Available Evaporation Rate: Not Available
Relative Vapour Density (air=1): Not Flash Point (掳 93
C):
Available
Lower Explosive Limit (%): Not Applicable Upper Explosive Limit (%): Not Applicable
Autoignition Temp (掳 Not Available
C): Decomposition Temp ( 掳 Not Available
C):
State: Liquid Viscosity: Not Available


Section 10 - CHEMICAL STABILITY AND REACTIVITY INFORMATION


CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO INSTABILITY
路 Presence of incompatible materials.
路 Product is considered stable.
路 Hazardous polymerisation will not occur.


Section 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION


POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS

SWALLOWED
The material has NOT been classified by EC Directives or other classification systems as
"harmful by ingestion". This is because of the lack of corroborating animal or human
evidence. The material may still be damaging to the health of the individual, following
ingestion, especially where pre-existing organ (e.g liver, kidney) damage is evident.
Present definitions of harmful or toxic substances are generally based on doses producing
mortality rather than those producing morbidity (disease, ill-health). Gastrointestinal
tract discomfort may produce nausea and vomiting. In an occupational setting however,
ingestion of insignificant quantities is not thought to be cause for concern.

EYE
When applied to the eye(s) of animals, the material produces severe ocular lesions which
are present twenty-four hours or more after instillation.
Direct eye contact with some concentrated anionic surfactants/ hydrotropes produces
corneal damage, in some cases severe. Low concentrations may produce immediate discomfort
, conjunctival hyperaemia, and oedema of the corneal epithelium. Healing may take several
days. Temporary clouding of the cornea may occur.

SKIN
Limited evidence exists, or practical experience predicts, that the material either
produces inflammation of the skin in a substantial number of individuals following direct
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contact, and/or produces significant inflammation when applied to the healthy intact skin
of animals, for up to four hours, such inflammation being present twenty-four hours or
more after the end of the exposure period. Skin irritation may also be present after
prolonged or repeated exposure; this may result in a form of contact dermatitis
(nonallergic). The dermatitis is often characterised by skin redness (erythema) and
swelling (oedema) which may progress to blistering (vesiculation), scaling and thickening
of the epidermis. At the microscopic level there may be intercellular oedema of the
spongy layer of the skin (spongiosis) and intracellular oedema of the epidermis.
Anionic surfactants/ hydrotropes generally produce skin reactions following the removal
of natural oils. The skin may appear red and may become sore. Papular dermatitis may also
develop. Sensitive individuals may exhibit cracking, scaling and blistering.
Entry into the blood-stream, through, for example, cuts, abrasions or lesions, may
produce systemic injury with harmful effects. Examine the skin prior to the use of the
material and ensure that any external damage is suitably protected.

INHALED
The material is not thought to produce adverse health effects or irritation of the
respiratory tract (as classified by EC Directives using animal models). Nevertheless,
good hygiene practice requires that exposure be kept to a minimum and that suitable
control measures be used in an occupational setting.

CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS
Limited evidence suggests that repeated or long-term occupational exposure may produce
cumulative health effects involving organs or biochemical systems.
Limited evidence shows that inhalation of the material is capable of inducing a
sensitisation reaction in a significant number of individuals at a greater frequency than
would be expected from the response of a normal population.
Pulmonary sensitisation, resulting in hyperactive airway dysfunction and pulmonary
allergy may be accompanied by fatigue, malaise and aching. Significant symptoms of
exposure may persist for extended periods, even after exposure ceases. Symptoms can be
activated by a variety of nonspecific environmental stimuli such as automobile exhaust,
perfumes and passive smoking.
There exists limited evidence that shows that skin contact with the material is capable
either of inducing a sensitisation reaction in a significant number of individuals,
and/or of producing positive response in experimental animals.
Absorbed sulfonates are quickly distributed through living systems and are readily
excreted. Toxic effects may result from the effects of binding to proteins and the
ability of sulfonates to translocate potassium and nitrate (NO3-) ions from cellular to
interstitial fluids. Airborne sulfonates may be responsible for respiratory allergies and
, in some instances, minor dermal allergies.

TOXICITY AND IRRITATION
Not available. Refer to individual constituents.

SODIUM PETROLEUM SULFONATE:
unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of
Chemical Substances.
alpha-Olefine sulfonates (AOS) are classified as Irritant (Xi) with the risk phrases R38
and R41 for concentrations > 80% and R36/38 (Irritating to eyes and skin) for
concentrations of 40-80% according to CESIO (CESIO 2000). AOS are not included in Annex 1
of the list of dangerous substances of Council Directive 67/548/EEC.
The absorption of AOS through intact skin is considered to be very low. Unchanged a
-olefine sulfonate (AOS) and/or metabolites of AOS are primarily eliminated in the urine
and, to a lesser extent, in the faeces within 24 hours of administration. The chemical
structures of the metabolites have not yet been identified.
AOS has a moderately low acute oral toxicity as indicated by LD50 values between 1,300
and 2,400 mg/kg body weight for rats and between 2,500 and 4,300 mg/kg body weight for
mice. The toxic effects at high oral doses were reduced voluntary activity, diarrhoea and
anaemia.
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AOS are mildly to moderately irritating to human skin depending on the concentration. In
patch tests, human skin can tolerate contact to solutions containing up to 1% AOS for 24
hours resulting in only mild irritation. Instillation in the rabbit eye of 0.5% AOS
caused no irritation after 24 hours, while 1% AOS caused a weak irritation
The long-term toxicity and potential tumourigenic activity of AOS were assessed in a 2
year feeding study in rats at dietary levels of 0.1, 0.25 and 0.5%. No adverse clinical
effects were observed, and survival rates were not affected by treatment with AOS.
Histological examination of the tissues did not provide any evidence of toxicity or
tumour induction In the Salmonella/microsome assay (Ames test) AOS were tested as
negative showing a negligible potential to cause genetic damage.
AOS were studied in rabbits, mice and rats for teratogenic potential. AOS were
administered orally once a day by gavage on day 6-15 of pregnancy in mice and rats and on
day 6-18 of pregnancy in rabbits. The doses were from 0.2鈥?600 mg/kg body weight. The
study showed no evidence of teratogenic potential.
Environmental and Health Assessment of Substances in Household Detergents and Cosmetic
Detergent Products, Environment Project, 615, 2001. Torben Madsen et al: Miljoministeriet
(Danish Environmental Protection Agency).
No significant acute toxicological data identified in literature search.

ALCOHOLS C9-11 ETHOXYLATED:
unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of
Chemical Substances.
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 1400 mg/kg * Eye (human): SEVERE
Oral (rat) LD50: 1378 mg/kg Skin: SEVERE
Oral (rat) LD50: 2700 mg/kg * * [SHELL
CCINFO 1441905]
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: >5000 mg/kg *
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: >2000 mg/kg
The material may produce severe irritation to the eye causing pronounced inflammation.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to irritants may produce conjunctivitis.
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.

Histologically there may be intercellular oedema of the spongy layer (spongiosis) and
intracellular oedema of the epidermis. Prolonged contact is unlikely, given the severity
of response, but repeated exposures may produce severe ulceration.
Alcohol ethoxylates are according to CESIO (2000) classified as Irritant or Harmful
depending on the number of EO-units:
EO < 5 gives Irritant (Xi) with R38 (Irritating to skin) and R41 (Risk of serious damage
to eyes)
EO > 5-15 gives Harmful (Xn) with R22 (Harmful if swallowed) 鈥? R38/41
EO > 15-20 gives Harmful (Xn) with R22-41
>20 EO is not classified (CESIO 2000)
Oxo-AE, C13 EO10 and C13 EO15, are Irritating (Xi) with R36/38
(Irritating to eyes and skin) (H眉ls 1993).
AE are not included in Annex 1 of the list of dangerous substances of the Council
Directive 67/548/EEC
In general, alcohol ethoxylates (AE) are readily absorbed through the skin of guinea
pigs and rats and through the gastrointestinal mucosa of rats. AE are quickly eliminated
from the body through the urine, faeces, and expired air (CO2).Orally dosed AE
was absorbed rapidly and extensively in rats, and more than 75% of the dose was absorbed.
When applied to the skin of humans, the doses were absorbed slowly and incompletely (50%
absorbed in 72 hours). Half of the absorbed surfactant was excreted promptly in the urine
and smaller amounts of AE appeared in the faeces and expired air (CO2) ). The
metabolism of C12 AE yields PEG, carboxylic acids, and CO2 as
metabolites . The LD50values after oral administration to rats range from about 1-15 g/kg
body weight indicating a low to moderate acute toxicity.
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The ability of nonionic surfactants to cause a swelling of the stratum corneum of guinea
pig skin has been studied. The swelling mechanism of the skin involves a combination of
ionic binding of the hydrophilic group as well as hydrophobic interactions of the alkyl
chain with the substrate. One of the mechanisms of skin irritation caused by surfactants
is considered to be denaturation of the proteins of skin. It has also been established
that there is a connection between the potential of surfactants to denaturate protein in
vitro and their effect on the skin. Nonionic surfactants do not carry any net charge and,
therefore, they can only form hydrophobic bonds with proteins. For this reason, proteins
are not deactivated by nonionic surfactants, and proteins with poor solubility are not
solubilized by nonionic surfactants. A substantial amount of toxicological data and
information in vivo and in vitro demonstrates that there is no evidence for alcohol
ethoxylates (AEs) being genotoxic, mutagenic or carcinogenic. No adverse reproductive or
developmental effects were observed. The majority of available toxicity studies revealed
NOAELs in excess of 100 mg/kg bw/d but the lowest NOAEL for an individual AE was
established to be 50 mg/kg bw/day. This value was subsequently considered as a
conservative, representative value in the risk assessment of AE. The effects were
restricted to changes in organ weights with no histopathological organ changes with the
exception of liver hypertrophy (indicative of an adaptive response to metabolism rather
than a toxic effect). It is noteworthy that there was practically no difference in the
NOAEL in oral studies of 90-day or 2 years of duration in rats. A comparison of the
aggregate consumer exposure and the systemic NOAEL (taking into account an oral
absorption value of 75%) results in a Margin of Exposure of 5,800. Taking into account
the conservatism in the exposure assessment and the assigned systemic NOAEL, this margin
of exposure is considered more than adequate to account for the inherent uncertainty and
variability of the hazard database and inter and intra-species extrapolations.

AEs are not contact sensitizers. Neat AE are irritating to eyes and skin. The irritation
potential of aqueous solutions of AEs depends on concentrations. Local dermal effects due
to direct or indirect skin contact in certain use scenarios where the products are
diluted are not of concern as AEs are not expected to be irritating to the skin at in-use
concentrations. Potential irritation of the respiratory tract is not a concern given the
very low levels of airborne AE generated as a consequence of spray cleaner aerosols or
laundry powder detergent dust.

In summary, the human health risk assessment has demonstrated that the use of AE in
household laundry and cleaning detergents is safe and does not cause concern with regard
to consumer use.
Dermal (rabbit): 4000 mg/kg *
Somnolence, ataxia, diarrhoea recorded.

PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONO-N-PROPYL ETHER:
unless otherwise specified data extracted from RTECS - Register of Toxic Effects of
Chemical Substances.
TOXICITY IRRITATION
Oral (rat) LD50: 2504 mg/kg Skin (rabbit): 500 mg
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: 3550 mg/kg Eye (rabbit): 100 Moderate
Oral (rat) LD50: 2504 mg/kg [CARBIDE]
Dermal (rabbit) LD50: 2832 mg/kg
mixed isomers



Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Octanol/water partition coefficients cannot easily be determined for surfactants because
one part of the molecule is hydrophilic and the other part is hydrophobic. Consequently
they tend to accumulate at the interface and are not extracted into one or other of the
liquid phases. As a result surfactants are expected to transfer slowly, for example, from
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water into the flesh of fish. During this process, readily biodegradable surfactants are
expected to be metabolised rapidly during the process of bioaccumulation. This was
emphasised by the OECD Expert Group stating that chemicals are not to be considered to
show bioaccumulation potential if they are readily biodegradable.

Several anionic and nonionic surfactants have been investigated to evaluate their
potential to bioconcentrate in fish. BCF values (BCF - bioconcentration factor) ranging
from 1 to 350 were found. These are absolute maximum values, resulting from the
radiolabelling technique used. In all these studies, substantial oxidative metabolism was
found resulting in the highest radioactivity in the gall bladder. This indicates liver
transformation of the parent compound and biliary excretion of the metabolised compounds,
so that "real" bioconcentration is overstated. After correction it can be expected that
"real" parent BCF values are one order of magnitude less than those indicated above, i.e.
"real" BCF is <100. Therefore the usual data used for classification by EU directives to
determine whether a substance is "Dangerous to the "Environment" has little bearing on
whether the use of the surfactant is environmentally acceptable.
DO NOT discharge into sewer or waterways.
Refer to data for ingredients, which follows:

SODIUM PETROLEUM SULFONATE:
Do NOT allow product to come in contact with surface waters or to intertidal areas below
the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when cleaning equipment or disposing
of equipment wash-waters.
Wastes resulting from use of the product must be disposed of on site or at approved waste
sites.
Octanol/water partition coefficients cannot easily be determined for surfactants because
one part of the molecule is hydrophilic and the other part is hydrophobic. Consequently
they tend to accumulate at the interface and are not extracted into one or other of the
liquid phases. As a result surfactants are expected to transfer slowly, for example, from
water into the flesh of fish. During this process, readily biodegradable surfactants are
expected to be metabolised rapidly during the process of bioaccumulation. This was
emphasised by the OECD Expert Group stating that chemicals are not to be considered to
show bioaccumulation potential if they are readily biodegradable.

Several anionic and nonionic surfactants have been investigated to evaluate their
potential to bioconcentrate in fish. BCF values (BCF - bioconcentration factor) ranging
from 1 to 350 were found. These are absolute maximum values, resulting from the
radiolabelling technique used. In all these studies, substantial oxidative metabolism was
found resulting in the highest radioactivity in the gall bladder. This indicates liver
transformation of the parent compound and biliary excretion of the metabolised compounds,
so that "real" bioconcentration is overstated. After correction it can be expected that
"real" parent BCF values are one order of magnitude less than those indicated above, i.e.
"real" BCF is <100. Therefore the usual data used for classification by EU directives to
determine whether a substance is "Dangerous to the "Environment" has little bearing on
whether the use of the surfactant is environmentally acceptable.
alpha-Olefine sulfonates (AOS) AOS undergo rapid primary biodegradability with methylene
blue active substances ( MBAS) removal between 95 and 100% in 2 to 8 days in river water
and inoculated media. The ultimate biodegradability of AOS exceeds the pass requirements
in OECD 301 tests for ready biodegradability. report 85% DOC removal in the modified OECD
screening test, 85% ThOD in the closed bottle test, and 65-80% ThCO2 in the Sturm test.
In activated sludge simulation tests, AOS was removed by 100% MBAS and 88% DOC. The
alkene sulfonates and hydroxyalkane sulfonates in commercial AOS are both ultimately
biodegraded as approximately 84% ThCO2 was obtained during degradation of
C14, C16, and C18 within 27 days, whereas the
corresponding 3-hydroxyalkane sulfonates were degraded by approximately 86% under the
same conditions.
AOS are not readily degradable under anaerobic conditions Reports indicate a range of 31%
to 43% MBAS removal under anoxic conditions indicating primary biodegradation
Algae show toxic effects to growth when exposed 10-100 mg/l for C14-18 AOS.
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Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

EC50 values for Daphnia magna have been determined within the range 5-50 mg/l for
C14-18 AOS . Another study with Daphnia magna, showed EC50 values of 16.6 mg/l
for C14-16 AOS and 7.7 mg/l for C16-18 AOS.
Studies performed with fish show that the higher homologues of AOS are more toxic than
the lower ones. This has been illustrated for different fish species (LC50 (96 h) range
0.5-5.3 mg/l)
Environmental and Health Assessment of Substances in Household Detergents and Cosmetic
Detergent Products, Environment Project, 615, 2001. Torben Madsen et al: Miljoministeriet
(Danish Environmental Protection Agency).
DO NOT discharge into sewer or waterways.

ALCOHOLS C9-11 ETHOXYLATED:
Octanol/water partition coefficients cannot easily be determined for surfactants because
one part of the molecule is hydrophilic and the other part is hydrophobic. Consequently
they tend to accumulate at the interface and are not extracted into one or other of the
liquid phases. As a result surfactants are expected to transfer slowly, for example, from
water into the flesh of fish. During this process, readily biodegradable surfactants are
expected to be metabolised rapidly during the process of bioaccumulation. This was
emphasised by the OECD Expert Group stating that chemicals are not to be considered to
show bioaccumulation potential if they are readily biodegradable.

Several anionic and nonionic surfactants have been investigated to evaluate their
potential to bioconcentrate in fish. BCF values (BCF - bioconcentration factor) ranging
from 1 to 350 were found. These are absolute maximum values, resulting from the
radiolabelling technique used. In all these studies, substantial oxidative metabolism was
found resulting in the highest radioactivity in the gall bladder. This indicates liver
transformation of the parent compound and biliary excretion of the metabolised compounds,
so that "real" bioconcentration is overstated. After correction it can be expected that
"real" parent BCF values are one order of magnitude less than those indicated above, i.e.
"real" BCF is <100. Therefore the usual data used for classification by EU directives to
determine whether a substance is "Dangerous to the "Environment" has little bearing on
whether the use of the surfactant is environmentally acceptable.
Alcohol (alkyl) ethoxylates (AEs) are generally biodegradable and do not persist for any
substantial period in the environment. They are not usually present a concentrations
which might produce problems. Contamination of natural waters, however, should be
avoided.
The biodegradability of the alcohol ethoxylates (AE) is relatively unaffected by the
alkyl carbon chain length and the number of EO units. The linear AE are normally easily
degraded under aerobic conditions. Only small differences are seen in the time needed for
ultimate degradation of linear AE with different alkyl chain lengths. AE with a typical
alkyl chain (e.g., C12 to C15) will normally reach more than 60%
degradation in standardized tests for "ready" biodegradability. The rate of
biodegradation may however be determined by the length of the ethylene oxide (EO) chain..
Longer EO chains decrease the bioavailability of the AE (to microorganism) due to
increased hydrophilicity and molecular size, which limits the transport of the molecule
through the cell wall. The biodegradation of branched AE tends to be slower than
biodegradation of linear AE. The biodegradability of AE depends on degree and structure
of the branching. The general trend is that the biodegradation decreases considerably
with an increasing branching of the carbon chain. The biodegradability of alcohol
alkoxylates (AA), similarly, generally decreases with an increasing number of PO units.
AA containing 6 PO units did not pass the level required for ready biodegradability
whereas the same alcohol containing 2 PO units attained 83% ThOD in the closed bottle
test
The mineralization observed in experiments with 14C-labelled surfactants
suggests that almost complete degradation of linear AE may be expected in anaerobic
digesters.
Algae constitute the group of aquatic organisms which appears to be the most sensitive to
AE. The acute toxicity of linear and branched AE to algae is in the same range with EC50
values from 0.05 to 50 mg/l. For the linear AE, the toxicity increases with increasing
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Section 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

hydrophobe chain length of C13 ) and decreasing EO chain length. The toxicity
of AE to algae tends to decrease with increasing degree of branching
The acute toxicity of AE to invertebrates varies with EC50 values from 0.1 mg/l to more
than 100 mg/l for the linear types and from 0.5 mg/l to 50 mg/l for the branched types.
The toxicity is species specific and may vary between 0.29 mg/l to 270 mg/l for the same
linear AE The most commonly used invertebrates for testing are Daphnia magna and Daphnia
pulex, and they are also among the most sensitive invertebrates to AE. Apparently, the
toxicity of AE to invertebrates was not related to hydrophobicity as it is the case for
algae. Some AE are very toxic to invertebrates, i.e., linear AE of C12-15 EO1
-8 and branched AE with a low degree of branching, i.e. < 10-25%. Branching of the alkyl
chain reduces the toxicity of AE to invertebrates as also observed for algae.
The acute toxicity of AE to fish varies with LC50 values from 0.4 mg/l to more than 100
mg/l for the linear types and from 0.25 mg/l to 40 mg/l for the branched AE. For linear
AE the toxicity increases with decreasing EO units . AE containing 7-11 EO groups are
considered to be very toxic to fish (EC/LC50 £ 1 mg/l).
Of special interest are the aryl alcohol ethoxylates.
A EU Risk Assessment Report (RAR) concluded that octyl- and nonyl- phenol ethoxylates are
not readily biodegradable but are inherently biodegradable
As a group, these materials are generally toxic to fish with LC50s ranging, typically,
between 1-6 mg/l.
Of special concern are the following families which are classified as "Environmentally
Hazardous Substances" (Dangerous Goods Class 9) by either or both the ADR (Accord
Europeen Relatif au Transport International des Merchandises Dangerous par Route) and the
IMDG Code (International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code).

alcohols C 6-17 (secondary) with 3-6 moles of ethoxylation.
alcohols C12-15 with 1-3 moles of ethoxylation (1-6 moles of ethoxylation IMDG)
alcohols C13-15 with 1-6 moles of ethoxylation.

New aquatic data suggests that
alcohols C 8-9 branched with 3-10 moles of ethoxylation
alcohols C 8-9 branched with > 10 moles of ethoxylation should also be classified as
'harmful to the environment"

These alcohols may also be found linked to aromatic structures (in nonylphenol
ethoxylates for example). The current consensus determines that such entities become
Environmental Toxins by association.
DO NOT discharge into sewer or waterways.
Ecotoxicology:
Fish LC50 (96 h) fathead minnow 7 mg/l *
Daphnia magna LC50 (48 h) 5.7 mg/l; no-effect level 2.5 mg/l
* Static Renewal Assay
Biodegradation:
COD: 2300 mg/gm
TOC: 510 mg/kg
BOD-5: 467 mg/kg
BOD-28: mg/kg 820 mg/kg

PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONO-N-PROPYL ETHER:
DO NOT discharge into sewer or waterways.


Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Legislation addressing waste disposal requirements may differ by country, state and/ or
territory. Each user must refer to laws operating in their area. In some areas, certain
wastes must be tracked.
A Hierarchy of Controls seems to be common - the user should investigate:

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Issue Date: 15-Jan-2008 CHEMWATCH 03-0112
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Section 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

路 Reduction,
路 Reuse
路 Recycling
路 Disposal (if all else fails)
This material may be recycled if unused, or if it has not been contaminated so as to make
it unsuitable for its intended use. If it has been contaminated, it may be possible to
reclaim the product by filtration, distillation or some other means. Shelf life
considerations should also be applied in making decisions of this type. Note that
properties of a material may change in use, and recycling or reuse may not always be
appropriate.
DO NOT allow wash water from cleaning or process equipment to enter drains.
It may be necessary to collect all wash water for treatment before disposal.
In all cases disposal to sewer may be subject to local laws and regulations and these
should be considered first. Where in doubt contact the responsible authority.
路 Recycle wherever possible or consult manufacturer for recycling options.
路 Consult State Land Waste Authority for disposal.
路 Bury or incinerate residue at an approved site.
路 Recycle containers if possible, or dispose of in an authorised landfill.


Section 14 - TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION




Labels Required: COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID, regulated under AS1940 for Bulk Storage purposes only.
HAZCHEM: None


NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS:UN, IATA,
IMDG


Section 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION


POISONS SCHEDULE: None

REGULATIONS
Meguiar's MC200 - Motorcycle Cleaner (CAS: None):
No regulations applicable

sodium petroleum sulfonate (CAS: 68608-26-4) is found on the following regulatory lists;
Australia Exposure Standards
Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)
International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) - High Production Volume List
OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals
sodium petroleum sulfonate (CAS: 68918-05-8) is found on the following regulatory lists;
Australia Exposure Standards

alcohols C9-11 ethoxylated (CAS: 68439-46-3) is found on the following regulatory lists;
Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)

propylene glycol mono-n-propyl ether (CAS: 1569-01-3) is found on the following regulatory lists;
Australia Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) - Goods Too Dangerous To Be Transported
Australia Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS)
OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals
propylene glycol mono-n-propyl ether (CAS: 30136-13-1) is found on the following regulatory lists;
Australia Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) - Goods Too Dangerous To Be Transported




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Issue Date: 15-Jan-2008 CHEMWATCH 03-0112
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Section 16 - OTHER INFORMATION


INGREDIENTS WITH MULTIPLE CAS NUMBERS
Ingredient Name CAS
sodium petroleum sulfonate 68608- 26- 4, 68918- 05- 8
propylene glycol mono- n- propyl ether 1569- 01- 3, 30136- 13- 1

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:
www.chemwatch.net/references.

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. Risks may be determined by reference to Exposures Scenarios.
Scale of use, frequency of use and current or available engineering controls must be
considered.

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