Is tung oil safe to use? I see it is a component of Tsel.

Tsel is a com­pound of sele­ni­um, sesame oil and 100% pure raw Chinese tung oil. Pure tung oil comes from press­ing the seeds or nuts of the tung tree. Tung trees main­ly grow in the moun­tain­ous regions of China, away from indus­tri­al­iza­tion and pol­lu­tion. Climate, soil and air qual­i­ty are essen­tial for high qual­i­ty oil. The tung oil used in our Tsel is 100% pure Chinese tung oil (aka Chinawood oil) and is gen­er­at­ed by press­ing the tung nut, there are no oth­er addi­tives — just Pure tung oil. All pure tung oils are not the same. Pure Chinese tung oil is not to be con­fused with South American tung oil which is dark and green­ish in col­or. The Chinese tung oil is avail­able in three grades and we use only the best grade avail­able: Grade 1, yel­low. Please ref­er­ence the Material Safety Data Sheet below for more infor­ma­tion.

MSDS – Pure Tung Oil

1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Tung Oil, Raw Synonyms: Chinawood Tree Oil

2. INGREDIENTS

CAS No. : 8001–20-5 Tung Oil, Raw 100%

3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

NFPA Codes: Health: 1 Fire: 1 (Degree of Hazard: 4=Extreme 3=High 2=Moderate 1=Slight 0=Insignificant)

Immediate (Acute) Health Effects:

Inhalation: No haz­ard in nor­mal use.

Skin Contact: Substance may cause slight skin irri­ta­tion.

Eye Contact: Can be an irri­tant.

Skin Absorption: A sin­gle expo­sure is not like­ly to result in the prod­uct being absorbed through the skin in harm­ful amounts.

Ingestion: May cause vom­it­ing. Can cause abdom­i­nal dis­com­fort. Long-Term (Chronic) Health Effects:

Carcinogenicity: No data avail­able. No data. Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity: No infor­ma­tion avail­able.

Mutagenicity: No data avail­able to indi­cate prod­uct or any com­po­nents present at greater than 0.1% is muta­genic or geno­tox­ic.

Inhalation: Upon pro­longed and/or repeat­ed expo­sure, no haz­ard in nor­mal use. Skin Contact: Upon pro­longed and/or repeat­ed expo­sure, no haz­ard in nor­mal use. Eye Contact: No data. Upon pro­longed and/or repeat­ed expo­sure, no haz­ard in nor­mal use. Target Organ Chronic Toxicity: No organs known to be dam­aged from expo­sure to this prod­uct.

4. FIRST AID

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. No first aid expect­ed to be need­ed. This mate­r­i­al does not present a haz­ard if inhaled. Remove indi­vid­ual to fresh air after an air­borne expo­sure if any symp­toms devel­op, as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure.

Eyes: Use an eye wash to remove mate­r­i­al from your eye regard­less of the lev­el of haz­ard. Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water.

Ingestion: Minimal risk of harm to adults if swal­lowed in small quan­ti­ty. Do not induce vom­it­ing. Seek med­ical atten­tion. Provide med­ical care provider with this MSDS.

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Flammability Summary:

Fire Hazards: Material may be ignit­ed only if pre­heat­ed to tem­per­a­tures above the high flash point, for exam­ple in a fire. Extinguishing Media: Sand. Use alco­hol resis­tant foam, car­bon diox­ide, or dry chem­i­cal when fight­ing fires.

Reactivity: 0

Water or foam may cause froth­ing if liq­uid is burn­ing but it still may be a use­ful extin­guish­ing agent if care­ful­ly applied to the sur­face of the fire. Do Not direct a stream of water into the hot burn­ing liq­uid.

Fire Fighting Instructions: Use meth­ods for the sur­round­ing fire. Do not enter fire area with­out prop­er pro­tec­tion includ­ing self- con­tained breath­ing appa­ra­tus and full pro­tec­tive equip­ment.

Hazardous Combustion Products: Carbon diox­ide, Carbon monox­ide

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

No health affects expect­ed from the clean-up of this mate­r­i­al if con­tact can be avoid­ed. No spe­cial spill clean-up con­sid­er­a­tions. Collect and dis­card in reg­u­lar trash.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling: Avoid unnec­es­sary expo­sure. Storage: Store in a cool dry place away from igni­tion sources. No spe­cial require­ments.

8. ENGINEERING CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

Engineering Controls: Check ven­ti­la­tion codes. No expo­sure lim­its exist for the con­stituents of this prod­uct. No engi­neer­ing con­trols are like­ly to be required to main­tain oper­a­tor com­fort under nor­mal con­di­tions of use.

9. PHYSICAL DATA

Physical State: CLEAR AMBER LIQUID Odor: OILY HYDROCARBON Solids Vol %: 100.0000 Solids Wt %: 100.0000

Material VOC lbs/gal: 0.0000 Material VOC gms/l: 0.0000 Coatings VOC lbs/gal: 0.000 Coatings VOC gms/l: 0.00 Weight per gal­lon: 7.8035

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability Information: Stable. Stable under nor­mal con­di­tions. Conditions to Avoid: Caustic amines, alka­noamines and inor­gan­ic acids. None known. Chemical Incompatibility: Strong oxi­diz­ing agents.

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No data avail­able

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

This mate­r­i­al is not expect­ed to be harm­ful to the ecol­o­gy.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Spent or dis­card­ed mate­r­i­al is not expect­ed to be a haz­ardous waste. Soak up spilled mate­r­i­al with an inert non-cum­bustible mate­r­i­al such as sand, clay, etc.

Mixing spent or dis­card­ed mate­r­i­al with oth­er mate­ri­als may ren­der the mix­ture haz­ardous. Perform a haz­ardous waste deter­mi­na­tion on mix­tures.

Air oxi­da­tion of mate­r­i­al can cause it to spon­ta­neous­ly ignite. Spread oil rags to dry with­out con­tact with each oth­er, or soak in water and then seal with­out air in plas­tic bags before dis­pos­al.

Dispose of in a land­fill. Disposal is not like­ly to be reg­u­lat­ed. No chem­i­cals sub­ject to land dis­pos­al restric­tions.

14. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION — DOT NON REGULATED

IMPORTANT: While the descrip­tions, data and infor­ma­tion con­tained here­in are pre­sent­ed in good faith and believed to be accu­rate, it is pro­vid­ed for your guid­ance only. Because many fac­tors may affect pro­cess­ing or application/use, we rec­om­mend that you per­form an assess­ment to deter­mine the suit­abil­i­ty of a prod­uct for your par­tic­u­lar pur­pose pri­or to use. No war­ranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, includ­ing fit­ness for a par­tic­u­lar pur­pose, are made regard­ing prod­ucts described, data or infor­ma­tion set forth.

 

For safe­ty data regard­ing tung oil and the usage patent:

http://library.whnlive.com/Revici/Patents/04564634_AntiNeoplastSe.pdf