Bayer Environmental Science Material Safety Data Sheet

MSDS Number: 102000005015

MAXFORCE® CARPENTER ANT BAIT GEL MSDS Version 2.1

Revision Date: 12/12/2007
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Bayer Environmental Science
A Business Group of Bayer
CropScience
SECTION 1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY INFORMATION
Product Name MAXFORCE® CARPENTER ANT BAIT GEL
Chemical Name Fipronil
MSDS Number 102000005015
EPA Registration No. 432-1264
Bayer Environmental Science
2 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle PK, NC 27709 USA
For MEDICAL, TRANSPORTATION or other EMERGENCY call: 1-800-334-7577 (24 hours/day)
For Product Information call: 1-800-331-2867
SECTION 2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Component Name CAS-No. Average % by Weight
Fipronil 120068-37-3 0.001
1,2-Propanediol 57-55-6 1.00
SECTION 3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
NOTE: Please refer to Section 11 for detailed toxicological information.
Emergency Overview Caution! May be harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with skin and clothing.
Hazard to humans and domestic animals. Keep out of reach of children and
animals. Keep exposed gel away from open food and food contact surfaces.
Physical State gel clear
Odor sweet
Appearance yellow
Routes of Exposure Ingestion, Skin contact, Eye contact
Immediate Effects Eye
Avoid contact with eyes.
Skin May be minimally irritating following prolonged direct contact. Avoid contact with
skin and clothing.
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Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed. Do not take internally.
Chronic or Delayed
Long-Term
This product or its components may have target organ effects. This product or its
components may have long term (chronic) health effects.
Medical Conditions
Aggravated by Exposure
No specific medical conditions are known which may be aggravated by exposure
to this product.
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
General When possible, have the product container or label with you when calling a
poison control center or doctor or going for treatment.
Eye Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes.
Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing
eye. Call a physician or poison control center immediately.
Skin
Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off immediately
with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician or poison control
center immediately.
Ingestion
Call a physician or poison control center immediately. Rinse out mouth and give
water in small sips to drink. DO NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by
a physician or poison control center. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Do not leave victim unattended.
Inhalation
Move to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give
artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth if possible. Call a physician or
poison control center immediately.
Notes to Physician
Treatment
There is no specific antidote. Appropriate supportive and symptomatic treatment
as indicated by the patient's condition is recommended.
SECTION 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flash point
93.4 °C / 200.1 °F
Explosiveness
Not explosive
Fire and Explosion
Hazards
Dangerous gases are evolved in the event of a fire.
Suitable Extinguishing
Media
Water, Foam, Carbon dioxide (CO2), Dry chemical
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Fire Fighting
Instructions
Fight fire from upwind position. Keep out of smoke. Do not allow run-off from fire
fighting to enter drains or water courses.
Firefighters should wear NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus
and full protective clothing.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal Precautions
Keep unauthorized people away. Isolate hazard area. Avoid contact with spilled
product or contaminated surfaces.
Methods for Cleaning Up
Collect and transfer the product into a properly labelled and tightly closed
container. Clean contaminated floors and objects thoroughly, observing
environmental regulations.
Additional Advice
Use personal protective equipment. Do not allow to enter soil, waterways or
waste water canal.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling Procedures
Maintain exposure levels below the exposure limit through the use of general
and local exhaust ventilation.
Product will stain porous surfaces.
Do not use this product in or on electrical equipment due to the possibility of
shock hazard.
Storing Procedures
Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place. Keep out
of reach of children and animals.
Work/Hygienic
Procedures
Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating,
drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, using the toilet or applying cosmetics.
Min/Max Storage
Temperatures
Recommended maximum transport/storage temperature: 27 °C / 81 °F
The 30-day storage temperature average must not exceed the recommended
maximum.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
General Protection
There are no known hazards associated with this product when used according
to the label directions. The following guidelines should be followed.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
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Follow all label instructions. Train employees in safe use of the product.
Exposure Limits
Fipronil 120068-37-3 OES BCS* 0.035 mg/m3
1,2-Propanediol 57-55-6 WEEL TWA 10 mg/m3
Form of exposure Aerosol.
Sucrose 57-50-1 ACGIH TWA 10 mg/m3
NIOSH REL 5 mg/m3
Form of exposure Respirable.
NIOSH REL 10 mg/m3
Form of exposure Total
OSHA Z1 PEL 5 mg/m3
Form of exposure Respirable fraction.
OSHA Z1 PEL 15 mg/m3
Form of exposure Total dust.
OSHA Z1A TWA 5 mg/m3
Form of exposure Respirable fraction.
OSHA Z1A TWA 15 mg/m3
Form of exposure Total dust.
US CA OEL TWA PEL 5 mg/m3
Form of exposure Respirable fraction.
US CA OEL TWA PEL 10 mg/m3
Form of exposure Total dust.
*OES BCS: Internal Bayer CropScience "Occupational Exposure Standard"
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance
yellow
Physical State
gel clear
Odor
sweet
Density
1.27 g/cm³
Melting / Freezing Point
60 °C / 140 °F
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Conditions to Avoid
Extremes of temperature and direct sunlight.
Exposure to moisture.
Incompatibility
Strong bases
Strong acids
Strong oxidizing agents
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Hazardous
Decomposition Products
Thermal decomposition
Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
Sulphur oxides
Hydrogen fluoride (HF)
Carbon oxides
Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
Hazardous Reactions
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute toxicity data have been bridged from a similar formulation containing a slightly higher percentage of the
active ingredient, fipronil. The non-acute information pertains to technical-grade active ingredient.
Acute Oral Toxicity
rat: LD50: > 5,000 mg/kg
Acute Dermal Toxicity
rat: LD50: > 5,000 mg/kg
Skin Irritation
rabbit: Slight irritation.
Eye Irritation
rabbit: Minimally irritating.
Sensitization
guinea pig: Non-sensitizing.
Chronic Toxicity
Fipronil caused liver, kidney or thyroid effects and/or neurobehavioral effects
(e.g., tremors) in chronic toxicity studies in rats and dogs. Fipronil did not induce
any microscopic lesions in the neural tissues.
Assessment Carcinogenicity
Fipronil has been classified by EPA as a Category C carcinogen based on thyroid tumors in rats only.
These tumors are produced by a mechanism which is not relevant to human cancer. Fipronil did not
produce an increase in tumor incidence in mice.
ACGIH
None.
NTP
None.
IARC
None.
OSHA
None.
Reproductive &
Developmental Toxicity
REPRODUCTION: Fipronil was not considered a primary reproductive toxicant
in rats.
DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Fipronil was not a developmental toxicant in rats
and rabbits.
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Neurotoxicity
Fipronil caused transient neurobehavioral effects (e.g., tremors) in neurotoxicity
studies in rats. Delays in developmental landmarks were observed in rats at
maternally toxic doses.
Mutagenicity
Fipronil was not mutagenic or genotoxic in a battery of in vitro and in vivo tests.
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Environmental
Precautions
Do not allow to get into surface water, drains and ground water. Do not
contaminate surface or ground water by cleaning equipment or disposal of
wastes, including equipment wash water. Apply this product as specified on the
label.
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General Disposal
Guidance
Follow container label instructions for disposal of wastes generated during use in
compliance with the product label. Never place unused product down any indoor
or outdoor drain.
Container Disposal
Do not re-use empty containers. Place empty container in trash.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT CLASSIFICATION:
NOT REGULATED FOR TRANSPORTATION
FREIGHT CLASSIFICATION:
INSECTICIDES OR FUNGICIDES, N.O.I., OTHER THAN POISON
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
EPA Registration No. 432-1264
US Federal Regulations
TSCA list
1,2-Propanediol 57-55-6
US. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 12(b) Export Notification (40 CFR 707, Subpt D)
None.
SARA Title III - Section 302 - Notification and Information
None.
SARA Title III - Section 313 - Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
None.
US States Regulatory Reporting
CA Prop65
This product does not contain any substances known to the State of California to cause cancer.
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This product does not contain any substances known to the State of California to cause reproductive
harm.
US State Right-To-Know Ingredients
1,2-Propanediol 57-55-6 MN, RI
Canadian Regulations
Canadian Domestic Substance List
1,2-Propanediol 57-55-6
Environmental
CERCLA
None.
Clean Water Section 307 Priority Pollutants
None.
Safe Drinking Water Act Maximum Contaminant Levels
None.
International Regulations
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Substances (EINECS)
1,2-Propanediol 57-55-6
SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION
NFPA 704 (National Fire Protection Association):
Health - 1 Flammability - 1 Reactivity - 0 Others - none
0 = minimal hazard, 1 = slight hazard, 2 = moderate hazard, 3 = severe hazard, 4 = extreme hazard
Reason to Revise: Updated Section 11: Toxicological Information. Updated for general editorial purposes.
Revision Date: 12/12/2007
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