Dizzolve is the difference between safe and unsafe, between healthy and unhealthy, between earth-friendly and environmentally hazardous, and it is effective – it works.
Frankly, most painters want something that works and are less concerned about health and the earth. I’ll discuss Dizzolve’s effectiveness in a future blog for the benefit of my fellow tradesmen. What follows is addressed to you.
How do you know if a product is safe or complies with your concerns for the environment?Of course, by law, health warnings must appear on the label but they are brief and say nothing about the environment. Solution: all retailers are required to produce upon request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), the in-store document with 15 categories of health and safety information, including hazards, chemicals, flammability, toxicology, ecological information, etc. – very telling. For example, let’s compare Dizzolve to paint thinner using SDSs. I have shamelessly abbreviated some of the entries for rhetorical clarity. Oh, and by the way, I know that effectiveness means a lot to you too; for info on that, just check out my amazing videos on DizzolveBrushCleaner.com. You can also find the Dizzolve SDS there. Here we go.
Mineral Spirits (Paint Thinners)
|Hazard Class:||Not a hazardous substance or mix||Hazardous|
|Inhalation:||Negligible unless heated||Organ damage. Brain & nerve damage|
|Ingestion:||No hazards anticipated||Call Poison Center immediately; may be fatal|
|Skin contact:||Not likely to produce skin irritation||May cause cancer, dermatitis|
|Flammability:||Not flammable||Flammable liquid and vapor. Explosion hazard.|
|Environment:||Safe on rainbow trout & albino rats||Not tested on rats or fish|
|It biodegrades quickly. Passes strictest VOC regulations (greenhouse gases). Certified SCAQMD (LA regulations, not SDS).||Acute toxicity to aquatic plants. Does not meet California VOC regulations.|