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School Cleaner Test Results

November 3, 2009

Greener School Cleaning Supplies: School Cleaner Test Results

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Shineline Seal Floor Sealer/ Finish

Shineline Seal Floor Sealer/Finish contains dibutyl phthalate, a chemical that causes birth defects in baby boys, and emitted other air contaminants linked to major health concerns. See below for detailed results of EWG's air pollution test of this school cleaning supply.

Made by: Spartan / Spartan Chemical Company, Inc.

Green Certification: None

Form/Use

Product Type: floor polish

Product Form: liquid

Product pH: 8.0 - 8.5


Directions

Some individuals may be sensitive to ingredients in this product. Before use, read the product label and MSDS sheet. If questions remain, consult your employer or a physician. Wet floors may be slippery. Prevent pedestrian traffic with signs or barricades. Be sure floor surface is clean and dry. For further application procedures, access product information bulletin on Spartan website. Apply two uniform, thin coats of Shineline Seal. Let each coat dry thoroughly. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Recommendations: Rubber gloves and chemical splash gloves are recommended to prevent contact.


Ingredients

Disclosed on the bottle label: Water (CAS# 7732-18-5), Acrylic Polymer (CAS# 65405-61-0), Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether (CAS# 111-90-0). Ethylene copolymer (CAS# 67892-91-5), Dibutyl phthalate (CAS# 84-74-2), Tributoxyethyl phosphate (CAS# 78-51-3), Ammonium hydroxide (CAS# 1336-21-6), Propylene glycol (CAS# 57-55-6)


Claims

Ultra Hi-Speed Floor Sealer for the Ultimate Wet Look


Warnings

FOR INSTITUTIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. CAUTION: CAUSES MILD EYE IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE SKIN IRRITATION. INHALATION OF VAPORS MAY CAUSE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION, HEADACHE AND NAUSEA. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Contains diethylene glycol monoethyl ether which may be harmful if absorbed through the skin. Contains tributoxyethyl phosphate which may cause nervous system effects. Contains dibutyl phthalate which causes adverse reproductive effects in laboratory animals. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Avoid breathing product vapors or mist. use with adequate ventilation. Do not taste or swallow. Wash thoroughly after handling. FIRST AID: EYES: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses. Get medical attention. SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing. Flush skin thoroughly with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting unless advised by physician or poison control center. Drink one or two glasses of water to dilute the product. Get medical attention. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. INHALATION: Move person to fresh air. Get medical attention if irritation persists. DO NOT MIX WITH OTHER CHEMICALS. MEDICAL EMERGENCY: 888-314-6171


31Air Contaminants Detected
8Ingredients disclosed by manufacturer

Concerns of the chemicals detected

Key health concerns highlighted by major agencies (Study Methodology)
1Chemicals cause asthmaSTYRENE
2Chemicals on California's Prop 65 List for cancer and reproductive toxicityDIBUTYL PHTHALATE, ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER
2Chemicals linked to cancer2-BUTOXYETHANOL, STYRENE
2Chemicals linked to reproductive toxicityDIBUTYL PHTHALATE, ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER
3Chemicals that disrupt hormonesDIBUTYL PHTHALATE, ETHYLENE GLYCOL, STYRENE
3 Chemicals toxic to the brain and nervous system DIBUTYL PHTHALATE, STYRENE, XYLENES (ORTHO-XYLENE, XYLENE (PARA AND/OR META) )
No Corrosive concentrate or dangerous pH  

The chemicals detected

Laboratory Data Qualifiers

#† Denotes quantified using multipoint authentic standard curve (post-calibration). Other VOCs quantified relative to toluene.
# Indicates AQS database match with a probability greater than 99%.
**** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 95%.
** Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 85%.
* Indicates NIST/EPA/NIH best library match only based on retention time and mass spectral characteristics with a probability greater than 80%.

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Waxie informed EWG on Jan. 7, 2013, that the Waxie-Green Floor Finish has been discontinued. EWG has not reviewed for the purposes of this report the company's new formulation, Waxie-Green Hi-Solids Floor Finish.