MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
DRAGNET® SFR TERMITICIDE/INSECTICIDE
MSDS Ref. No:
This document has been prepared to meet the requirements of the U.S. OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200; the EC directive, 91/155/EEC and other regulatory requirements. The information contained herein is for the concentrate as packaged, unless otherwise noted.
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY
DRAGNET® SFR TERMITICIDE/INSECTICIDE PRODUCT CODE:
1784 ACTIVE INGREDIENT:
Permethrin CHEMICAL FAMILY:
Pyrethroid Pesticide MOLECULAR FORMULA:
C H Cl O (permethrin)
FMC 33297; (3-Phenoxyphenyl)methyl(+/-) cis-trans-3-(2,2- dichloroethenyl)-
2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; IUPAC: 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-
FMC CORPORATIONAgricultural Products Group
(800) 424-9300 (U.S.A. &
(202) 483-7616 (All other countries)
2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
CAS # Wt.% PEL/TLV
EC No. EC Class
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: - Amber liquid with a faint, mild petroleum odor.
- Moderately combustible. May support combustion if heated above the product'sflash point (see 'Fire Fighting Measures' in Section 5).
- Thermal decomposition and burning may form toxic by-products.
- For large exposures or fire, wear personal protective equipment.
- Highly toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. Keep out of drains and water courses.
- Moderately irritating to the skin.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS:
Effects from overexposure result from either
swallowing, or coming into contact with the skin or eyes. Symptoms of overexposure include
increased hypersensitivity to touch and sound, tremors and convulsions. Contact with this
product has rarely produced skin sensations such as numbing, burning and tingling. These
sensations are reversible and usually subside within 12 hours.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED:
None presently known.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation occurs and persists, obtain
Wash with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation occurs and
Rinse mouth with water. Dilute by giving 1 or 2 glasses of water. Do
not induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. See a medical doctor immediately.
Remove to fresh air. If breathing difficulty or discomfort occurs and
persists, obtain medical attention.
NOTES TO MEDICAL DOCTOR:
This product has low oral, dermal and
inhalation toxicity. It is moderately irritating to the skin and minimally irritating to the
eyes. Reversible skin sensations (paresthesia) may occur and ordinary skin salves have
been found useful in reducing discomfort. Contains aromatic hydrocarbons that can
produce a severe pneumonitis if aspirated during vomiting. Consideration should be given
to gastric lavage with an endotracheal tube in place. Treatment is otherwise controlled
removal of exposure followed by symptomatic and supportive care.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT AND METHOD:
66 - 68°C (151 - 154°F) (TAG)
Foam, CO2 or dry chemical. Soft stream water fog
only if necessary. Contain all runoff.
Moderately combustible. When heated above the flash
point, this material releases vapors which, when mixed with air, can burn or be explosive.
FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES:
Isolate fire area. Evacuate downwind. Wear
full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus. Do not breathe smoke,
gases or vapors generated.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:
Chlorine, hydrogen chloride,
carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and aldehydes.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Isolate and post spill area. Wear protective clothing and personal
protective equipment as prescribed in Section 8, "Exposure Controls/Personal
Protection". Keep unprotected persons and animals out of the area.
Keep material out of lakes, streams, ponds and sewer drains. Dike to confine spill and absorb with a non-combustible absorbent such as clay, sand or soil. Vacuum, shovel or pump waste into a drum and label contents for disposal.
To clean and neutralize spill area, tools and equipment, wash with a suitable solution (i.e., bleach or caustic/soda ash and either ethylene glycol or an appropriate alcohol, i.e., methanol, ethanol or isopropanol). Follow this by washing with a strong soap and water
solution. Absorb as above, any excess liquid and add to the drums of waste already collected. Repeat if necessary. Dispose of drummed waste according to the method outlined in Section 13, "Disposal Considerations".
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Do not use
or store near heat, open flame or hot surfaces. Store in original containers only. Store at
temperatures above 40°F (5°C). If crystals form, warm to room temperature 70°F (21°C)
by room heating only for 24-48 hours, and shake occasionally until crystals dissolve and
product appears uniform. Do not use external source of heat for warming container. Keep
out of reach of children and animals. Do not contaminate other pesticides, fertilizers,
water, food or feed by storage or disposal.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Use local exhaust at all process locations where vapor or
mist may be emitted. Ventilate all transport vehicles prior to unloading.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
EYES AND FACE: For splash, mist or spray exposure, wear chemical protective goggles or a face shield.
RESPIRATORY: For splash, mist or spray exposure wear, as a minimum, a properly fitted half-face or full-face air-purifying respirator which is approved for pesticides (U.S. NIOSH/MSHA, EU CEN or comparable certification organization). Respirator use and selection must be based on airborne concentrations.
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: Depending upon concentrations encountered, wear coveralls or long-sleeved uniform and head covering. For larger exposures as in the case of spills, wear full body cover barrier suit, such as a PVC suit. Leather items - such as shoes, belts and watchbands - that become contaminated should be removed and destroyed. Launder all work clothing before reuse (separately from household laundry).
WORK HYGIENIC PRACTICES:
Clean water should be available for washing in
case of eye or skin contamination. Wash skin prior to eating, drinking or using tobacco.
Shower at the end of the workday.
GLOVES:Wear chemical protective gloves made of materials such as nitrile, neoprene or Viton® brand. Thoroughly wash the outside of gloves with soap and water prior to removal. Inspect regularly for leaks.
Personal protective recommendations for mixing or applying this product are
prescribed on the product label. Information stated above provides useful, additional guidance
for individuals whose use or handling of this product is not guided by the product label.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Faint, mild petroleum
4.0 @ 20°C (5% in water)
SOLUBILITY IN WATER:
1.033 @ 20°C (water = 1)
WEIGHT PER VOLUME:
8.61 lb/gal. (1033 g/L)
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CONDITIONS TO AVOID:
Excessive heat and fire.
Will not occur
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
DERMAL LD :
>2000 mg/kg (rabbit)
ORAL LD :
998 mg/kg (rat)
INHALATION LC :
>4.3 mg/L/4 hr (rat)
ACUTE EFFECTS FROM OVEREXPOSURE:
This product has low oral,
dermal and inhalation toxicity. It is moderately irritating to the skin and minimally
irritating to the eyes. Experience to date indicates that contact with this product has rarely
produced skin sensations such as numbing, burning or tingling. These sensations are
reversible and usually subside within 12 hours. Large toxic doses of the formulated product, administered to laboratory animals, have produced central nervous system effects with symptoms that include hypersensitivity to touch and sound, tremors, and clonic convulsions. Overexposure to animals via inhalation has also produced symptoms such as squinting eyes, irregular and rattling breathing, and ataxia. Inhalation of aromatic hydrocarbon vapors may cause dizziness, disturbances in vision, drowsiness, respiratory irritation, and eye, skin and mucous membrane irritation. Vomiting after ingestion of this product may cause aspiration of aromatic hydrocarbons into the lungs which may result in fatal pulmonary edema.
CHRONIC EFFECTS FROM OVEREXPOSURE:
No data available for the
formulation. In studies with laboratory animals, permethrin did not cause reproductive
toxicity or teratogenicity. Analysis of chronic feeding studies in both mice and rats with
permethrin resulted in the conclusion that permethrin's potential for induction of
oncogenicity in experimental animals is low and that the likelihood of oncogenic effects in
humans is nonexistent or extremely low. Long-term feeding studies in animals resulted in
increased liver and kidney weights, induction of the liver microsomal drug metabolizing
enzyme system and histopathological changes in the lungs and liver. An overall absence of
genotoxicity has been demonstrated in mutagenicity testing with permethrin. Chronic
exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons may cause headaches, dizziness, loss of sensations or
feelings (such as numbness), and liver and kidney damage.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Unless otherwise indicated, the data presented below are for the active ingredient.
In soil, permethrin is stable over a wide range of pH
values. When applied at agricultural use rates, permethrin has a moderate rate of
degradation in soil. At termiticidal use rates, permethrin degrades at a slower rate which
is governed by soil characteristics. Due to its high affinity for organic matter (Koc =
86,000), there is little potential for movement in soil or entry into ground water.
Permethrin has a Log Pow of 6.1, but a low potential to bioconcentrate (BCF = 500) due
to the ease with which it is metabolized.
Permethrin is highly toxic to fish
(LC50 = 0.5 µg/L to 315 µg/L) and aquatic arthropods (LC50 = 0.02 µg/L to 7.6 µg/L).
Marine species are often more sensitive than the freshwater species. Bacteria, algae, mollusks and amphibians are much more tolerant of permethrin than the fish and arthropods. Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the aquatic environment. Permethrin is slightly toxic to birds and oral LD50 values are greater than 3600 mg/kg. Longer dietary studies showed that concentrations of up to 500 ppm in the diet had no effect on bird reproduction.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Open dumping or burning of this material or its packaging is
prohibited. If spilled material cannot be disposed of by use according to label instructions,
an acceptable method of disposal is to incinerate in accordance with local, state and
national environmental laws, rules, standards and regulations. However, because
acceptable methods of disposal may vary by location, and regulatory requirements may
change, the appropriate agencies should be contacted prior to disposal.
Non-returnable containers which held this material should
be cleaned, prior to disposal, by triple rinsing. Containers which held this material may be
cleaned by being triple-rinsed, and recycled, with the rinsate being incinerated. Do not cut
or weld metal containers. Vapors that form may create an explosion hazard.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
U.S. DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
REPORTABLE QUANTITY (RQ):
U.S. SURFACE FREIGHT CLASS:
Insecticides, NOI, other than Poison. NMFC
MARINE POLLUTANT #1:
permethrin (Severe Marine Pollutant)
OTHER SHIPPING INFORMATION:
This material is not regulated in transportation when shipped via highway, railroad or air.
For these modes, describe the material as:Insecticides, NOI, other than Poison. NMFC Item 102120.
For shipment via ocean vessel, describe the material as:Environmentally hazardous substance, liquid, n.o.s. (permethrin 36.8%), 9, UN3082, III. NAERG Guide 171.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
SARA TITLE III (SUPERFUND AMENDMENTS AND
311 HAZARD CATEGORIES (40 CFR 370):
Immediate, Delayed, Fire
SECTION 312 THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY (40 CFR 370):
threshold planning quantity (TPQ) for this product, if treated as a mixture, is 10,000 lbs.
This product contains the following ingredients with a TPQ of less than 10,000 lbs.: None
SECTION 313 REPORTABLE INGREDIENTS (40 CFR 372):
contains the following ingredients subject to Section 313 reporting requirements:
SARA TITLE III SECTION 302 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCES (40 CFR 355):
CERCLA (COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE
COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT)
CERCLA REGULATORY (40 CFR 302.4):
Australian Hazard Code : 3XE
16. OTHER INFORMATION
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IDENTIFICATION OF PREPARATION NIPPON ANT KILLER POWDER Packaging: 150, 300 and 500 g HDPE "puffer" packs AND COMPANY Vitax Ltd, Owen Street, Coalville LE67 3DE Tel: 01530 510060 COMPOSITION Dustable powder containing permethrin (0.5%) on a talc base. INGREDIENT % w/w CLASSIFICATION CAS NO EC NO Permethrin 0.488 Xn N; R20/22, 43, 50/53 52645-53-1 258-067-9