Current MMO different from the past MMO?

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I was given an older bottle (plastic, not a metal can) of MMO that has a California health warning that current MMO does not have. Was there a change in the formula and is there a functional difference between the two?
 

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The warning is,"This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer." This warning does not appear on the new bottles of MMO.
 
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I think the politicians in California are known to cause cancer and should be labeled accordingly. Gotta love that state, those poor people that live there and what they have to put up with...
 
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http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=13005002 6/20/2002 Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent o-Dichlorobenzene 000095-50-1 0-1 Stoddard solvent 008052-41-3 20-30 Hydrotreated heavy naphthenic distillate solvent extract 064742-52-5 70-80 After 6/2002 Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent Stoddard solvent 008052-41-3 <30 Distillates, petroleum, solvent-refined heavy naphthenic 064741-96-4 <75 Distillates, petroleum, solvent-dewaxed heavy naphthenic 064742-63-8 <75 http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=13005001
 
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 Originally Posted By: ProfPS
I was given an older bottle (plastic, not a metal can) of MMO that has a California health warning that current MMO does not have. Was there a change in the formula and is there a functional difference between the two?
No change in formula - change in labeling requirements continuously
 
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 Originally Posted By: Gary Allan
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=13005002 6/20/2002 Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent o-Dichlorobenzene 000095-50-1 0-1 Stoddard solvent 008052-41-3 20-30 Hydrotreated heavy naphthenic distillate solvent extract 064742-52-5 70-80 After 6/2002 Chemical CAS No / Unique ID Percent Stoddard solvent 008052-41-3 <30 Distillates, petroleum, solvent-refined heavy naphthenic 064741-96-4 <75 Distillates, petroleum, solvent-dewaxed heavy naphthenic 064742-63-8 <75 http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=13005001
As we have discussed many times - there is more to MMO that what shoes up in the MSDS, but the Dichlorobenzene is what is causing the California labeling requirement. The reason it calls out California is that the federal government has not proclaimed that dichlorobenzene causes cancer, but the state of California is forcing this addition because it "might" cause cancer (because it has a "benzene" in it), even though they have no testing to back that claim for the type of benzene MMO uses. On another note, all gasoline has some form of benzene in it, the amount has just been regulated down over the years, but it still has it. This is one of the reasons MMO helps engines feel peppier - replaces some of the benzene that has been regulated out for more complete combustion, lubricity (EP additive because it is a chlorinated benzene), and cleaning. Just FYI.
 
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California is wacko. Aluminum coilover spring sets carry the same "cancer" warning in kalifornia
 
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 Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
Living is known to the state of California to cause death.
The sun causes cancer too. What are we to do? I can stay out of CA, but not the sun.
 
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At least from Organic Chemistry lab experience Benzene & Chlorinated Products & waste are not laughing matters. Per the CA humor yes many things are carcinogenic and a small disclosure warning is not such a bad of thing. At minimum we used fume hoods and gloves dealing with those chemicals and solvents. I am still trying to ascertain via a revised MSDS if MMO is Chlorinated due to the talk here of a formulation change. Thanks-
 
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