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1. Product and Company Identification
24 Hour Emergency Company Response Information
BASF CORPORATION
100 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
CHEMTREC: 1-800-424-9300
BASF HOTLINE: 1-800-832-HELP
Registrant:
Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Laboratories, Inc.
3568 Tree Court Industrial Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
Substance number: 000000396143
Synonyms: Abamectin B1
2. Hazards Identification
Emergency overview
CAUTION:
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS.
HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED.
HARMFUL IF ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN.
Avoid inhalation of dusts.
Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing.
Wash thoroughly after handling.
See Product Label for additional precautionary statements.
State of matter: solid
Colour: yellow
Odour: product specific
Potential health effects
Primary routes of exposure:
Routes of entry for solids and liquids include eye and skin contact, ingestion and inhalation. Routes of
entry for
gases include inhalation and eye contact. Skin contact may be a route of entry for liquified gases.
Acute toxicity:
Inhalation is not likely in the available physical form.
Relatively nontoxic after single ingestion. Relatively nontoxic after short-term skin contact.
Irritation / corrosion:
May cause moderate but temporary irritation to the eyes. May cause slight irritation to the skin.
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Sensitization:
Skin sensitizing effects were not observed in animal studies.
3. Composition / Information on Ingredients
CAS Number Content (W/W) Chemical name
71751-41-2 0.011 % Abamectin
99.989 % Proprietary ingredients
4. First-Aid Measures
General advice:
First aid providers should wear personal protective equipment to prevent exposure. Remove contaminated
clothing. Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or ambulance, then give artificial
respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible. Call a poison control center or physician for treatment
advice.
Have the product container or label with you when calling a poison control center or doctor or going for
treatment.
If inhaled:
Remove the affected individual into fresh air and keep the person calm.
If on skin:
Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15 - 20 minutes.
If in eyes:
Hold eyes open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if
present,
after first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing.
If swallowed:
Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth if the victim is unconscious or having convulsions. Do not
induce vomiting. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow.
5. Fire-Fighting Measures
Flash point: not applicable
Suitable extinguishing media:
foam, dry extinguishing media, carbon dioxide, water spray
Hazards during fire-fighting:
carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide,
If product is heated above decomposition temperature, toxic vapours will be released. The
substances/groups of
substances mentioned can be released in case of fire.
Protective equipment for fire-fighting:
Firefighters should be equipped with self-contained breathing apparatus and turn-out gear.
Further information:
Evacuate area of all unnecessary personnel. Contain contaminated water/firefighting water. Do not allow to
enter drains or waterways.
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6. Accidental release measures
Personal precautions:
Take appropriate protective measures. Clear area. Shut off source of leak only under safe conditions.
Extinguish sources of ignition nearby and downwind. Ensure adequate ventilation. Wear suitable personal
protective clothing and equipment.
Environmental precautions:
Do not discharge into the subsoil/soil. Do not discharge into drains/surface waters/groundwater. Contain
contaminated water/firefighting water. A spill of or in excess of the reportable quantity requires notification
to
state, local and national emergency authorities. This product is not regulated by CERCLA ('Superfund').
Cleanup:
Dike spillage. Pick up with suitable absorbent material. Spilled substance/product should be recovered and
applied according to label rates whenever possible. If application of spilled substance/product is not
possible,
then spills should be contained, solidified, and placed in suitable containers for disposal. After
decontamination,
spill area can be washed with water. Collect wash water for approved disposal.
7. Handling and Storage
Handling
General advice:
RECOMMENDATIONS ARE FOR MANUFACTURING, COMMERCIAL BLENDING, AND PACKAGING
WORKERS. PESTICIDE APPLICATORS & WORKERS must refer to the Product Label and Directions for
Use
attached to the product. Provide good ventilation of working area (local exhaust ventilation if necessary).
Keep
away from sources of ignition - No smoking. Keep container tightly sealed. Protect against heat. Handle
and
open container with care. Do not open until ready to use. Once container is opened, content should be
used as
soon as possible. Provide means for controlling leaks and spills. Follow label warnings even after
container is
emptied. The substance/ product may be handled only by appropriately trained personnel. Avoid all direct
contact with the substance/product. Avoid contact with the skin, eyes and clothing. Avoid inhalation of
dusts/mists/vapours. Wear suitable personal protective clothing and equipment.
Protection against fire and explosion:
The relevant fire protection measures should be noted. Fire extinguishers should be kept handy. Avoid all
sources of ignition: heat, sparks, open flame. Avoid extreme heat. Ground all transfer equipment properly
to
prevent electrostatic discharge. Electrostatic discharge may cause ignition.
Storage
General advice:
Keep only in the original container in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place away from ignition sources, heat or
flame.
Protect containers from physical damage. Protect against contamination. The authority permits and storage
regulations must be observed.
Storage incompatibility:
General advice: Segregate from incompatible substances. Segregate from foods and animal feeds.
Segregate
from textiles and similar materials.
Storage stability:
May be kept indefinitely if stored properly. If an expiry date is mentioned on the packaging/label this takes
priority over the statements on storage duration in this safety data sheet.
8. Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
Users of a pesticidal product should refer to the product label for personal protective equipment
requirements.
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Advice on system design:
Whenever possible, engineering controls should be used to minimize the need for personal protective
equipment.
Personal protective equipment
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MANUFACTURING, COMMERCIAL BLENDING, AND PACKAGING
WORKERS:
Respiratory protection:
Wear respiratory protection if ventilation is inadequate. Wear a NIOSH-certified (or equivalent) organic
vapour/particulate respirator. For situations where the airborne concentrations may exceed the level for
which
an air purifying respirator is effective, or where the levels are unknown or Immediately Dangerous to Life or
Health (IDLH), use NIOSH-certified full facepiece pressure demand self-contained breathing apparatus
(SCBA)
or a full facepiece pressure demand supplied-air respirator (SAR) with escape provisions.
Hand protection:
Chemical resistant protective gloves, Protective glove selection must be based on the user's assessment
of the
workplace hazards.
Eye protection:
Safety glasses with side-shields. Tightly fitting safety goggles (chemical goggles). Wear face shield if
splashing
hazard exists.
Body protection:
Body protection must be chosen depending on activity and possible exposure, e.g. head protection, apron,
protective boots, chemical-protection suit.
General safety and hygiene measures:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MANUFACTURING, COMMERCIAL BLENDING, AND PACKAGING WORKERS
Wear long sleeved work shirt and long work pants in addition to other stated personal protective
equipment.
Work place should be equipped with a shower and an eye wash. Handle in accordance with good industrial
hygiene and safety practice. Personal protective equipment should be decontaminated prior to reuse.
Gloves
must be inspected regularly and prior to each use. Replace if necessary (e.g. pinhole leaks). Take off
immediately all contaminated clothing. Store work clothing separately. Hands and/or face should be washed
before breaks and at the end of the shift. No eating, drinking, smoking or tobacco use at the place of work.
Keep
away from food, drink and animal feeding stuffs.
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
Form: granules
Odour: product specific
Colour: yellow
Bulk density: approx. 288 - 352
kg/m3
Solubility in water: insoluble
10. Stability and Reactivity
Conditions to avoid:
Avoid all sources of ignition: heat, sparks, open flame. Avoid extreme temperatures. Avoid prolonged
exposure
to extreme heat. Avoid contamination. Avoid electro-static discharge. This product may form an explosive
mixture if: 1. the dust is suspended in the atmosphere as a dust cloud AND 2. the concentration of the dust
is
above the lower explosion limit (LEL) AND 3. the limiting oxygen concentration (LOC) is exceeded.
Substances to avoid:
caustics
Hazardous reactions:
The product is chemically stable.
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Decomposition products:
No hazardous decomposition products if stored and handled as prescribed/indicated., Prolonged thermal
loading can result in products of degradation being given off.
Thermal decomposition:
Possible thermal decomposition products:
carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide
Stable at ambient temperature. If product is heated above decomposition temperature toxic vapours may
be
released. To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
Corrosion to metals:
Corrosive effects to metal are not anticipated.
11. Toxicological information
Acute toxicity
Dermal:
Type of value: LD50
Species: rabbit
Value: > 5,000 mg/kg
Irritation / corrosion
Skin:
Species: rabbit
Result: non-irritant
Sensitization:
Species: guinea pig
Result: Non-sensitizing.
Genetic toxicity
Information on: Abamectin
Results from a number of mutagenicity studies with microorganisms, mammalian cell culture and mammals
are
available. Taking into account all of the information, there is no indication that the substance is mutagenic.
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Carcinogenicity
Information on: Abamectin
In long-term studies in rats and mice in which the substance was given by feed, a carcinogenic effect was
not
observed.
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Reproductive toxicity
Information on: Abamectin
The results of animal studies suggest a fertility impairing effect with high doses.
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Development:
Information on: Abamectin
Causes developmental effects in animals at high, maternally toxic doses.
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12. Ecological Information
Fish
Information on: Abamectin
Acute:
OECD 203; ISO 7346; 92/69/EEC, C.1 Flow through.
Oncorhynchus mykiss/LC50 (96 h): 0.0087 mg/l
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Aquatic invertebrates
Information on: Abamectin
Acute:
OECD Guideline 202, part 1 static
Daphnia magna/EC50 (48 h): 0.0016 mg/l
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Aquatic plants
Information on: Abamectin
Toxicity to aquatic plants:
OECD Guideline 201 static
green algae/EC50 (72 h): > 6.1 mg/l
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Not readily biodegradable (by OECD criteria).
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13. Disposal considerations
Waste disposal of substance:
Pesticide wastes are regulated. If pesticide wastes cannot be disposed of according to label instructions,
contact the State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency or the Hazardous Waste representative at the
nearest EPA Regional Office for guidance.
Container disposal:
Rinse thoroughly at least three times (triple rinse) in accordance with EPA recommendations. Consult state
or
local disposal authorities for approved alternative procedures such as container recycling. Recommend
crushing, puncturing or other means to prevent unauthorized use of used containers.
14. Transport Information
Reference Bill of Lading
15. Regulatory Information
Federal Regulations
Registration status:
Chemical TSCA, US blocked / not listed
Crop Protection TSCA, US released / exempt
EPCRA 311/312 (Hazard categories): Acute; Chronic
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16. Other Information
Refer to product label for EPA registration number.
Recommended use: insecticide
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customers, suppliers and neighbors, and the protection of the environment. Our commitment to
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storage, transport, use and disposal of our products.
Local Contact Information
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ARE PRESENTED IN GOOD FAITH AND BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE , IT IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR
GUIDANCE ONLY. BECAUSE MANY FACTORS MAY AFFECT PROCESSING OR APPLICATION/USE, WE
RECOMMEND THAT YOU MAKE TESTS TO DETERMINE THE SUITABILITY OF A PRODUCT FOR YOUR
PARTICULAR PURPOSE PRIOR TO USE. NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE MADE REGARDING PRODUCTS DESCRIBED OR DESIGNS, DATA OR INFORMATION
SET FORTH, OR THAT THE PRODUCTS, DESIGNS, DATA OR INFORMATION MAY BE USED WITHOUT
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IMPORTANT: WHILE THE DESCRIPTIONS, DESIGNS, DATA AND INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN
ARE PRESENTED IN GOOD FAITH AND BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE , IT IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR
GUIDANCE ONLY. BECAUSE MANY FACTORS MAY AFFECT PROCESSING OR APPLICATION/USE, WE
RECOMMEND THAT YOU MAKE TESTS TO DETERMINE THE SUITABILITY OF A PRODUCT FOR YOUR
PARTICULAR PURPOSE PRIOR TO USE. NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, ARE MADE REGARDING PRODUCTS DESCRIBED OR DESIGNS, DATA OR INFORMATION
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