Acrylic Latex Sealant

A Common Product profile (CP) is a type of data record originally developed as part of a collaboration called the Quartz Project. The profiles are not specific to any manufacturer, but list the substances that are most commonly present in a product type. The CPs include a general description of the product type, a list of the most common substances serving each function in the product, and the health hazards associated with these substances. See the CP methodology here for more information.

This CP presents research done by Healthy Building Network alone following the completion of the Quartz effort.

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Description:

Waterborne acrylic latex sealants have replaced solvent-based acrylic sealants for many exterior and interior applications, including sealing window and door gaps, trim, tops and bottoms of wall plates, penetrations, and electrical boxes. Many are available with flame spread ratings ≤ 25. These sealants cure by the evaporation of water. Acrylic latex sealants are customizable and adaptable to green chemistry solutions. Benzoate plasticizers, for example, have largely (but not entirely) replaced phthlalates.

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2016.

Hazards:

CANCER
EU - Annex VI CMRs - Carcinogen Category 1B - Presumed Carcinogen based on animal evidence from STODDARD SOLVENT

DEVELOPMENTAL
CA EPA - Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity from ETHYLENE GLYCOL

GENE MUTATION
EU - Annex VI CMRs - Mutagen - Category 1B from STODDARD SOLVENT

BIOACCUMULATIVE
EC - CEPA DSL - Bioaccumulative from STODDARD SOLVENT

PERSISTENT
EC - CEPA DSL - Persistent from 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenylbenzene, 2-hydroxyethyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate

ENDOCRINE
TEDX - Potential Endocrine Disruptors - Potential Endocrine Disruptor from ETHYLENE GLYCOL

RESPIRATORY
AOEC - Asthmagens - Asthmagen (Rr&Rs) - irritant-induced & sensitizer-induced from Ammonium hydroxide

MAMMALIAN
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H304 - May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways from STODDARD SOLVENT

EYE IRRITATION
GHS - Japan - Serious eye damage / eye irritation - Category 1 [H318] from Ammonium hydroxide

SKIN IRRITATION
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H314 - Causes severe skin burns and eye damage from Ammonium hydroxide

SKIN SENSITIZE
MAK - Sensitizing Substance Sh - Danger of skin sensitization from OCTHILINONE

ORGAN TOXICANT
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H372 - Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure from STODDARD SOLVENT

ACUTE AQUATIC
EU - GHS (H-Statements) - H400 - Very toxic to aquatic life from Ammonium hydroxide

FLAMMABLE
GHS - Korea - Flammable gases - Category 1 [H220 - Extremely flammable gas] from Ammonium hydroxide

See the Pharos record HERE for more details and the sources used to create this Common Product profile.

Last updated: May 17, 2018