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Sta Clear Liquid Chlorinator (sodium hypochlorite bleach more than 7% by weight) is a hazardous material by virtue of high pH.  It is a class 8 Corrosive and should be treated accordingly.  the hazard class affects both the storage and the transportation of the product.

Operators should wear eye protection (goggles) and skin protection in the form of an apron and impermeable rubber or plastic gloves.

Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes.  Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eyes.  Call Poison control center or doctor for treatment advise.

Take off contaminated clothing.  Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for about 15-20 minutes.  Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.

Call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice.  Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow.  Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor.  Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

Move Person to fresh air.  If person is not breathing, call 911 or ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible.  Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice. Have the product container with you when calling a poison control center or doctor, or going for treatment. NOTE TO PHYSICIAN – Probable mucosal damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage. Note – Rinsing the affected area with a weak solution of lemon juice or vinegar may eliminate some of the symptoms of contact with skin.

This pesticide is toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. Do not discharge effluent containing the product into lakes, streams, ponds, estuaries, ocean or other waters unless in accordance with an NPDES permit.  Do not discharge effluent containing this product to sewer systems without previously notifying the local sewage authority.  For additional guidance, contact the State Water Board or the Regional Office of the EPA. Sodium Hypochlorite degrades with age, in most circumstances, into oxygen and salt.  As such, expect the elevated pH, there should not be any long term environmental impact. Use this product in a well ventilated area.  DO NOT MIX SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION WITH ACID OR AMMONIA COMPOUNDS.

Spilled material should be pumped from the secondary containment basin back into the storage tank.  Alternatively, the material can be picked up by Sentry Industries and “recycled” by blending at a low rate into the manufacturing process prior to the filtration step. Material spilled onto the floor or onto the ground can be neutralized with sodium sulfite or sodium thiosulfate. Sentry Industries sells “Spill Magic” in 25 lb. containers specifically for this purpose. In the event of a spill, contact Sentry Industries, as well as the proper local authorities by dialing 911