ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS
Issues of Concern Solacoat WB & CP Primers
Primers contain substances (approximately 18% - 23% b/w) unclassifiable as carcinogenic according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Precautions for workers such as reducing skin contact, inhalation of vapours and using appropriatePersonal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment.
Primers contain a small percentage of titanium dioxide, approximately 4% b/w for Solacoat WB and 20% b/w for Solacoat CP. In 2006, the IARC reclassified titanium dioxide as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). This issue of concern relates to the inhalation of powdered and ultra-fine titanium dioxide dust. Accordingly the sanding, grinding and other occupational production activities of products containing titanium dioxide may present issues if appropriate precautions are not taken. Precautions for workers such as reducing exposure to product in dust form and using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) mitigate potential issues to low risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment. This issue is unlikely to be of any consequence in use/disposal/re-use. Refer to Material Safety Data sheet for further information.
Red Light Comments Solacoat WB & CP Primers
Primers contain a small volume (approximately 1 - 3% b/w) of substances that are very toxic to marine environments (R50) and may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment (R53), in liquid form. This red light comment has been classified as medium risk in accordance with an ecospecifier Risk Assessment and primarily relates to the cleaning of application tools. Tools must be cleaned in a contained system. Contaminated cleaning water, or primer in liquid form, must not be allowed to stormwater and bodies of water. This product must be disposed of in accordance to local regulations.
Information last verified on 5th May 2020