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Latex Paint Toxicity



MSDS sheets for latex paint do not always list all ingredients if less than 
1% of the total (unless subtsances are confirmed carcinogens or have a PEL 
under a federal regulation).

this makes toxicity evaluation under Washington state's Dangerous Waste Regs 
somewhat difficult.  

knowing that 
a) the" < 1%" constituents in latex paint formulations are probably 'trade 
secrets', 
and/or
b) we would likely have to do direct to manufacturer's to find out those 
constituents, 
and/or 
c) testing to identify those constituents is not a likely alternative (too 
costly); 

does anyone know of any master list or information source that could provide 
the types of low-content ingredients that are not usually listed on the MSDS?

Thanks.

Michelle Gaither for PPRC
gaithermj@aol.com
Seattle, Washington