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Thread: How Dangerous is the CYA test?

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    Aug 2013
    Rosedale, LA

    How Dangerous is the CYA test?

    There's a big warning on the bottle with directions to flush with water for 20 minutes following contact with skin, and information about carcinogenic effects, but how dangerous is it REALLY?

    I ask because the TF-100 kit dispenser for this stuff makes it almost impossible to avoid getting a drop on you or something nearby. I make sure not to hold the bottle itself when popping the top open so there is no pressure in the bottle, but a drop usually still squirts out, many times on my arm or fingers.

    Should I not be so paranoid? I wish it came in true squirt bottle with a small tip like the testing bottle itself.
    34k gal, IG plaster, Hayward S-310S 240 sq. ft. sand filter, ? HP Premier brass pump (so old the tags have worn off), built July 1965 , Intec Water Doctor I copper-ionization system (no longer used)

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: How Dangerous is the CYA test?

    That's a common warning for most chemicals. Take a look at MSDS's for most of the household chemicals you regularly use and they'll say the same thing. Even mayonnaise has a warning like that on the MSDS.

    I wouldn't bathe in it, but I personally wouldn't worry too much about it. Just wipe it off when it gets on you.
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