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Re: Marvels Mystery Oil
Why do people believe an MDSD is an ingredient list?
... I read the MSDS of STA-BIL which says...
It is not! In fact, I contribute to the writing of MSDSs for my company and I can promise
you that we leave out most of the active ingredients.
We are ONLY required to disclose ingredients that contribute to the hazardous characteristics (the reason solvents and petro distillates are often listed) of the product. I leave out items that are subject to trade secret and are not hazardous at the levels used, and I leave out nonhazardous ingredients if they are not central to the character of the product. I believe any MSDS training class makes this clear.
(I have analyze samples of Stabil and other additives, and the effective ones contain percent levels of additives known in the industry to prevent corrosion and reduce oxidation. Google may give you answers, but it would not be appropriate to list trade secret chemicals. I never tested Marvel, though, so I can't say.)
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