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Frequently Asked Questions about XSORB
XSORB is chosen for efficiency and safety. Labor costs and time to clean up a spill can be reduced considerably because of the effectiveness of XSORB. It leaves no residue, therefore eliminating slip hazards. XSORB is completely safe to use and contains no carcinogens.
XSORB is a non-toxic natural blend of siliceous minerals and other inert ingredients that are combined, in a manufacturing process, to make the most impressive absorbent available on the market today.
Absorbed liquid is captured and held indefinitely within numerous internal cells of the XSORB granule.
XSORB will absorb all liquids and semi-liquids, except hydrofluoric acid.
NO. It is non-hazardous and non-toxic to humans, plants, and animals.
NO. As required by Federal Law (40CFR parts 260, 264, 265, and 271), only NON-biodegradable absorbents can be disposed of in landfills when they contain toxic and/or hazardous materials. THIS IS VITAL IN ORDER TO PROTECT OUR PRECIOUS GROUND WATER AND ECO-SYSTEM.
NO, XSORB is not flammable. It has no BTU value. However, the liquid absorbed may be flammable, and, in that case, proper precautions should be taken. XSORB will not burn, but it can be incinerated. At 2000° F, it will reduce to 20% of its original volume. XSORB turns to a sand-like substance and can be easily disposed.
NO. XSORB is amorphous silica and is considered non-carcinogenic, according to the IARC (Monogram - 42).
NO. There is no known hazard from a coincidental inhalation when XSORB is used. Of course, dust, of any sort, should not be inhaled. If a high concentration of particles become airborne, or in cases of sensitivity to non-hazardous dust, we recommend wearing a dust mask.
XSORB that has been used to pick up food and other non-hazardous spills can simply be thrown away. If used on hazardous or toxic liquids, follow local, state, and federal regulations for the disposal of that liquid.