Spill Magic Absorbent Health, Safety and Technical Information
SPILL MAGIC ABSORBENT IS CLASSIFIED AS AN “AMORPHOUS SILICATE”
It is not carcinogenic, and does not cause “silicosis”, a lung disease. These findings are the result of studies conducted by the IARC (International Agency for the Research of Cancer), an arm of WHO (World Health Organization). The IARC lists evidence for the carcinogenicity of “amorphous” silicate in Monogram-42 as “inadequate”.
(International Agency for the Research of Cancer) Reprint from IARC monograms on the evaluation of the carcinogenic risks to humans. Overall evaluations of carcinogencity: An updating of IARC monograms volumes 1 to 42
Silica: Crystalline Silicate (group 2A)
Amorphous Silicate (group 3)
A. Evidence for carcinogencity to humans
(limited for crystalline silicate; inadequate for amorphous silicate).
EXCERPT FROM IARC MONOGRAM-42 ON THE EVALUATION OF THE CARCINOGENIC RISK OF CHEMICALS TO HUMANS
4.4 Evaluation There is sufficient evidence for the carcinogenicity of crystalline silica to experimental animals. There is limited evidence for the carcinogencity of crystalline silica to humans. There is inadequate evidence for the carcinogencity of amorphous silica to experimental animals. There is inadequate evidence for the carcinogencity of amorphous silica to humans.
FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
When used properly (see testing & comparison sheets), Spill Magic meets and exceeds the requirements of the United States EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure Test (TCLP-Method ASTM-D2974), the Liquid Release Test, (LRT-EPA Method 9095), and other more stringent testing required by various states for the landfilling of absorbed hazardous or toxic wastes. The law that effectively eliminates land disposal of liquid wastes is in section 3004 (c) (2) of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HWSA), under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), promulgated by the EPA. Regulations governing disposal of toxic or hazardous wastes vary from state to state, and sometimes within states. With the exception of a few, most states accept and have adopted EPA standards regarding disposal of absorbed hazardous or toxic waste in landfills. Consult your local agencies for their regulations.
SPILL MAGIC ABSORBENT MEETS AND EXCEEDS OSHA’S
(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements for the dry absorption of body fluids outlined in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29CFR 1910. 1030.
SPILL MAGIC HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE USDA
“for the use as an absorbent or anti-slip agent for the spot application to floors to correct a hazardous condition in official establishments operating under the Federal meat and poultry products inspection program”.
SPILL MAGIC ABSORBENT IS NON-BIODEGRADABLE
making it acceptable for disposal in landfills. It meets the EPA’s final rule on “Hazardous Waste Management: Liquids in landfills” as published in the Federal Register of November 18, 1992 volume 57, number 223. This action is covered under 40CFR parts 260, 264, 265, 271, and took effect on May 18, 1993.Print this page