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Chemical SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

What they are, and why they matter

Chemical SDS (safety data sheets) are written facts about any given chemical. We publish all of our chemical SDS information on our website and mobile apps for ease of finding them. Most chemicals in any given industry are required by OSHA to have SDS information available to the public if the chemicals themselves are sold to consumers.

All of our Next Generation Water Science chemicals are nonflammable, non-toxic and non-hazardous. The SDS printouts give more detailed information about storage and safety of the products.

Safety Data Sheets matter for a few reasons. First and foremost, as the title itself indicates, is safety. You need to know if a chemical is toxic or hazardous. Some are! Proprietary formulas themselves are not revealed on the SDS, but the important information about safety is. For example, first aid instructions are detailed on the chemical SDS. Also, firefighting information. Fortunately for us, our chemicals are not flammable.

Here are the sections (§) covered by chemical SDS sheets:

  • §1: Identification
    • names and synonyms by which the substance is known
    • manufacturer name and contact information
  • §2: Hazard(s) Identification
    • hazard classification and statements, descriptions
    • precautionary statements and symbols to be included with the chemical(s)
  • §3: Composition/Information on ingredients
  • §4: First-Aid measures
    • most common routes of exposure and how to treat them (inhalation, swallowing, etc.)
  • §5: Firefighting measures
    • recommendations for extinguishing fires and what extinguishing methods will not work
    • any hazardous byproducts from burning the chemical
  • §6: Accidental release measures (spills)
    • emergency clean up procedures and equipment required to do so
    • safety precautions for clean up
  • §7: Handling and storage
    • recommendations for safe storage, and any incompatible chemicals not to be stored near
  • §8: Exposure controls and Personal protection measures
    • safety gear and apparel to be worn by persons handling the chemical
  • §9: Physical and chemical properties
    • pH, appearance and physical state, vapors, odor, etc.
    • flash point, melting point, freezing point
  • §10: Stability and reactivity
    • reactivity, chemical stability and any stabilizers required to use or store the chemical under normal ambient conditions
  • §11: Toxicological information
    • descriptions of the affects of short and long-term exposure
  • §12: Ecological information (non-mandatory)
  • §13: Disposal considerations (non-mandatory)
  • §14: Transport information (non-mandatory)
  • §15: Regulatory information (non-mandatory)
  • §16: Other information