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orchard agrikem snail pellet spacer

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
(MARINE POLLUTANT)
Company Information: Orchard Agrikem (Pty) Ltd
Address: P.O. Box 94
Worcester
6849
Telephone: (27) 23 347 2646
Fax: (27) 23 347 2755
Cell: (27) 82 338 6228
Tygerberg Poison Center: (021) 931 6129

1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Slugger Prima
Chemical Family: Carbamate/Metaldehyde
Chemical Name: 4-methylthio-3, 5-xylyl methylcarbamate (IUPAC)/2, 4, 6, 8-tetramethyl-1, 3, 5,7-tetraoxacyclo-octane
Chemical Abstract No.: 2032-65-7 (methiocarb); 108-62-3 (metaldehyde)
NIOSH No.: -
Hazchem Code: T; N (methiocarb); Xn (metaldehyde)
UN No.: 2757

2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION OF INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Components: Methiocarb 5 g/kg
Chemical Abstract No.: 2032-65-7
EEC Classification: T; N
R Phrases: 25-50/53

Hazardous Components: Metaldehyde 10 g/kg
Chemical Abstract No.: 108-62-3
EEC Classification: Xn
R Phrases: 10-22

3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

Main Hazard: No particular hazards known
Flammability: Not flammable
Chemical Hazard: -
Biological Hazard: -
Reproductive Hazard: -
Eye Effects - eyes: Not irritating to eyes
Health Effects - skin: Not irritating to skin
Health Effects - ingestion: -
Health Effects - inhalation: -
Carcinogenicity: No evidence of carcinogenic properties
Mutagenecity: No evidence of mutagenecity
Neurotoxicity: None

4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
Rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Consult an eye specialist.
Product on skin: Wash skin immediately with copious amounts of water and soap.
Product ingested: Call emergency doctor immediately.
Product inhaled: –
Information for physician: See Chapter 11 for information on toxicology. The active ingredients listed in Chapter 2 belongs to the following chemical groups: carbamates and metaldehyde.
Symptoms of poisoning: headache, blurred vision, weakness, sweating, mild chest pain, nausea and vomiting. Severe intoxication causes cyanosis, muscular twitching, spasms, miosis and respiratory paralysis.
Therapeutic measures: Basic aid, decontamination, symptomatic treatment and if necessary administration of antidote. Atropine sulphate (contra-indication: oxime therapy).

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Sprayed water jet, foam, extinguishing powder, CO2, sand. Contain firefighting water.
Special hazards: In the event of fire, the formation of carbon monoxide must be anticipated.
Protective clothing: Wear respiratory protection.
Well ventilated areas: full face mask with combination filter, e.g. ABEK-P2 (offers no protection from carbon monoxide!)
Enclosed premises: respirator with independent air supply.

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
If product is handled while not enclosed, and if skin contact may occur
Hand protection: protective gloves for chemicals
Eye protection: goggles
Occupational health: Avoid contact with product. Keep working clothes separate. Change badly soiled or soaked clothing. Wash hands before breaks. Take a shower or a bath at end of work.

Prevent entry into drains, waters or soil. Take up spilled product with dust binding material or vacuum cleaner. Avoid formation of dust. Fill materials taken up into closable container. To clean the floor and all objects contaminated by this material, use damp cloth. Also place used cleaning materials into closable receptacles.

Small spills: See environmental precautions.
Large spills: See environmental precautions.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Suitable container materials: LDPE (low density polyethylene).
Handling / storage precautions: Observe the rules contained in the VCI concept for separate/common storage. To protect the quality of the product, store in a dry place at temperatures under 50 0C. Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROL / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Avoid contact with product. Change badly soiled or soaked clothing. Wash hands before breaks and at end of work.
Engineering control measures: –
Personal protection – respiratory: –
Personal protection – hand: Protective gloves for chemicals.
Personal protection – eye: Goggles.
Personal protection – skin: –
Other protection: –

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance: Blue solid pellets.
Odour: Slight characteristic smell.
pH:
Boiling point: None
Melting point:
Flash point: None
Autoflammability: None
Explosive properties: –
Oxidizing properties: None
Vapour pressure: –
Density: Bulk volume fluffed 137 ml/100 g; jolted 129 ml/100 g.
Solubility - water: Swellable
Active ingredient soluble in water (0,03g/l), toluene, dichloromethane, 2-propanol, Nhexane. log P octanol / water = 3,1 (methiocarb); 0,12 (metaldehyde)

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Conditions to avoid: None
Incompatible materials: None
Hazardous decomposition products: None

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute toxicity: LD50 oral, rat: >2000 mg/kg. LD50 dermal, rat: >4000 mg/kg
Skin and Eye Contact:
Irritation of the skin/rabbit: none
No effect level rat (24 months) 200 mg/kg, dog (12 months) 60mg/kg (methiocarb).
Carcinogenicity: No evidence of carcinogenic properties.
Mutagenicity: Not mutagenic.
Reproductive hazards: No adverse effect on reproductive performance and any damage to the offspring.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic toxicity – fish:
LC50 (methiocarb): 0,44-4,7 mg/l (96 h) rainbow trout.
(Oncorhynchus mykiss); 3,8 mg/l (96 h) golden orfe (leuciscus idus).
0,75 mg/l (96 h) bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus).
Metaldehyde: rainbow trout 75 mg/l.
Aquatic toxicity – Daphnia:
LC50 : 0,019 mg/l (48 h); Water flea (Daphnia magna) – methiocarb. >90 mg/l (48 h) – metaldehyde.
Aquatic toxicity – Algae:
IC50 : 1,15 mg/l (96 h) (Scenedesmus subspicatus) – methiocarb; 73,5mg/l - metaldehyde.

Biodegradability: Rapidly degraded in the soil. In dogs and mice methiocarb is rapidly absorbed and excreted, principally in the urine and a small proportion in the faeces.
Bio-accumulation: None.
Mobility: Not known.
German wgk: –

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION
Disposal methods: In cases where larger amounts of the product have become unusable, it should be established whether material utilization is possible (if necessary, consult the manufacturer/suppliers). Small amounts of the product and uncleaned empty packaging should be packaged and sealed, labelled and transferred to a suitable incinerator in accordance with the local regulations.
Waste code number: 070499, 020105
Empty packaging should be packaged and sealed, labeled and transferred to a suitable incinerator in accordance with the local regulations.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
UN No.: 2757
Substance Identity No.: –
ADR / RID class: –
ADR / RID item No.: –
ADR / RID hazard Identity No.: –
IMDG – shipping name: –
IMDG – class: –
IMDG – packaging group: –
IMDG – marine pollutant: –
IMDG – EMS No.: –
IMDG – MFAG table No.: –
IATA – shipping name: –
IATA – class: –
IATA – subsidiary risk(s): –
ADNR – Class: –
UK – description: –
UK – emergency action class: –
UK – classification: –
Other information: Not dangerous cargo.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
No labelling is required in accordance with the EEC directives.
VCI storage class: 11
Risk phrases: –
Safety phrases: –
National legislation: –

16. OTHER INFORMATION
Bait (ready for use)
Application: molluscicide
The data given here is based on current knowledge and experience. The purpose of this Safety Data Sheet is to describe the products in terms of their safety requirements. The data does not signify any warranty with regard to the products’ properties.

 


Disclaimer: All information and instructions provided in this Material Safety Data Sheet is based on the current state of scientific and technical knowledge at the date indicated on the
present MSDS and are presented in good faith and believed to be correct. No responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions or the consequences thereof. This information applies to the product as such. In case of new formulations or mixes, it is necessary to ascertain that a new danger will not appear. It is the responsibility of persons in receipt of this MSDS to ensure that all people who may use, handle, dispose or in any way come in contact with the product understands this information.