1. Product and Company Identification
Product Name Embalming Fluid
Recommended Use Preserving Specimens
Company Identification Bio Corporation
3910 Minnesota Street SW
Alexandria, MN 56308
Telephone Bio Corporation 1-800-222-9094
2. Hazards Identification
GHS Classification Eye irritation (category 2a), skin irritation (category 2), Acute toxicity (oral, dermal, inhalation) category 4, respiratory irritation (category 3), carcinogenicity (category 2)
Signal Word Danger Warning
Harmful if swallowed.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes eye irritation.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Read all safety information before use.
Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CONTROL CENTER
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Wash with soap and water then rinse thoroughly. If skin irritation or rash occurs get medical advice or attention.
IF INHALED: If breathing becomes difficult remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. If concerned get medical attention.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for a minimum of 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do so.
If concerned get medical advice/attention.
Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national regulations.
3. Composition/Information on Ingredients
Ethylene Glycol N/A
107-21-1 > 90.5
Phenol 108-95-02 < 2.7
Formalin 50-00-0 < 1.8
4. First Aid Measures
Eye Contact Rinse cautiously with room temperature water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
Skin Contact After contact with skin, wash with plenty of soap and water and seek medical advice if needed.
Inhalation Move person to fresh air. Have them rest in a comfortable position and seek medical advice if needed.
Ingestion Call Poison Control. Do NOT induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water.
5. Firefighting Measures
Suitable Water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or appropriate foam.
Not Suitable No data available.
Fire-fighting Methods and Protection Firefighters should wear full protective equipment and NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fire & Explosion Hazards Fire or excessive heat may produce hazardous decomposition products.
6. Spill or Leak Procedures
Protective equipment and
Environmental Precautions Avoid direct eye and skin contact, breathing vapors maybe irritating. Use gloves and eye protection, ventilate area of the spill, wash down with water or absorb with paper towels or granulated clay, then dispose of properly.
Follow local state and federal regulations regarding releases.
7. Handling and Storage
Handling Wear protective gloves and safety glasses. Avoid direct eye and skin contact. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Storage Keep containers closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.
8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Ingredient Name ACGIH TLV OSHA PEL
Ethylene Glycol 100 mg/m3 125 mg/m3
Phenol 5 ppm 5 ppm - TWA
0.37 mg/m3 0.75 ppm – 8-hr TWA
2 ppm STEL (15 min)
Engineering Measures Room ventilation might be needed to insure operator comfort and to keep levels below exposure limits.
Hygiene Measures Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash hands with soap and water after handling the product.
Respiratory None should be needed if normal room conditions exist. If airborne concentrations are above the applicable exposure limits use NIOSH-approved respiratory protection.
Eyes and Face
Skin Wear safety goggles or glasses while handling this product.
Wear gloves and protective clothing.
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
Odor threshold Medicinal, Pungent
melting /Freezing Point (°F)
Boiling Point / Range (°F)
Evaporation rate (butyl acetate = 1)
Upper / lower flammability
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg, 20 °C)
Vapor Density (air = 1)
Auto ignition temperature
10. Stability and Reactivity
Conditions to Avoid Not Reactive
Materials to Avoid Strong Acids, Strong Oxidizing Agents
Hazardous Polymerization Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, other Hydrocarbons
Will Not Occur
11. Toxicological Information
Eye May cause eye irritation.
Ethylene Glycol Eyes - rabbit – mild eye irritation – 24 hr
Phenol Eyes – rabbit – no data available
Formalin Eyes - rabbit – eye irritation – 24 hr
Dermal May be harmful if absorbed through skin.
Ethylene Glycol Dermal LD50 – rabbit – 10,626 mg/kg
Phenol Dermal LD50 – no data available
Skin corrosion/irritation: no data available
Formalin Dermal LD50 – rabbit – 270 mg/kg
Skin corrosion/irritation: no data available
Inhalation May be harmful if inhaled.
Ethylene Glycol Inhalation LC50 – no data available
Phenol Inhalation LC50 – no data available
Formalin Inhalation LD50 – rat – 590 ppm – 4 hr
Oral Harmful if swallowed.
Ethylene Glycol Oral LD50 – rat – 4,700 mg/kg
Phenol Oral LD50 – no data available
Formalin Oral LD50 – rat – 800 mg/kg
Potential Chronic Health Effects
Carcinogenicity No Data Available
Mutagenicity No Data Available
Teratogenicity No Data Available
Fertility Effects No Data Available
12. Ecological Information
Other adverse effects Toxicity to fish:
LC50 – oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) – 18,500 mg/l – 96 hr. (Ethylene Glycol)
NOEC – pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) – 39,140 mg/l – 96 hr. (Ethylene Glycol)
LD50 - oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) – 8.9-12.3 mg/l – 96 hr. (Phenol)
LD50 – pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) – 11.5-50.9 mg/l – 96 hr. (Phenol)
LC50 – fish – > 10 mg/l – 96 hr (Formalin)
Toxicity to aquatic invertebrates:
NOEC – daphnia – 24,000 mg/l – 48 hr. (Ethylene glycol)
LC50 – daphnia magna (water flea) – > 41,000 mg/l – 48 hr. (Ethylene Glycol)
EC50 – Daphnia magna (water flea) – 10.2-15.19 mg/l - 48 hr (Phenol)
Concentration factor – 0.60 (Ethylene Glycol)
Phenol – Biodegradable
Formalin – Biodegradable
Concentration is not expected to occur.
No other adverse effects known.
13. Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal Dispose of in accordance with all applicable Federal, State and Local Regulations.
The data provided in this section is for information only and may not be specific to your package size or mode of transport. You will need to apply the appropriate regulations to properly classify your shipment for transportation.
US DOT 49 CFR 172.101 Non-bulk Shipments (Drums/Totes) Bulk Shipments (Tank Trucks/Rail Cars)
Proper Shipping Name Embalming Fluid Same
Hazard Class N/A Same
Identification Number N/A Same
Packing Group N/A Same
Reportable Quantities N/A Same
15. Regulatory Information
SARA Title III Section 313 This product is known to contain the following chemicals which are listed in 40 CFR
372.65 As chemicals requiring notification. This information must be included in all
SDS’s that are copied and distributed for this product.
Ethylene Glycol – CAS# 107-21-1
Phenol – CAS# 108-95-02
Formalin – CAS# 50-00-0
TSCA – Toxic Substances Control Act All components of this product are listed on the TSCA Inventory or are excluded from listing requirements.
RCRA – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act The requirements of the federal hazardous waste regulations do not apply unless the waste fails to pass any of EPA’s four tests for determining hazardous wastes. Note: If this product is altered, it is the responsibility of the user to determine whether the material meets the criteria for hazardous waste at the time of disposal.
16. Other Information
The information contained herein is given in good faith, but no warranty, representation, inducement, or license of any kind is made, except that the information is accurate to the best of Bio Corporation’s knowledge, or is obtained from sources believed by Bio Corporation to be reliable and accurate. Bio Corporation does not assume any legal responsibility for use or reliance upon the information being furnished. Customers are encouraged to conduct their own research before using any product and read the Safety Data Sheet.
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