Frequently found in one-component silicone sealants, this chemical functions as a catalyst to cure certain silicones.
How can this chemical affect my health?
Acute (Short Term) Effects
Toxic to Humans & Animals – Can be fatal on contact, ingestion or inhalation for humans and other mammals.
Irritates the Eyes – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the eye.
Irritates the Skin – Can cause irritation or serious damage to the skin.
Chronic (Long Term) Effects
PBT (Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxicant) – Does not break down readily from natural processes, accumulates in organisms concentrating as it moves up the food chain, and is harmful in small quantities.
Endocrine Disruption – Can interfere with hormone communication between cells which controls metabolism, development, growth, reproduction and behavior (the endocrine system).
Other Health Effects – Can cause serious damage on contact or ingestion.