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DRAGNET® SFR TERMITICIDE/INSECTICIDE
MSDS Ref. No: 52645-53-1-26
Date Approved: 05/10/2000
Revision No: 3
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
PRODUCT NAME: DRAGNET® SFR TERMITICIDE/INSECTICIDE
PRODUCT CODE: 1784
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Permethrin
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Pyrethroid Pesticide
MOLECULAR FORMULA: C H Cl O (permethrin)
SYNONYMS: FMC 33297; (3-Phenoxyphenyl)methyl(+/-) cis-trans-3-(2,2- dichloroethenyl)-
2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; IUPAC: 3-phenoxybenzyl (1RS)-cis-trans-3-(2,2-
FMC CORPORATION Agricultural Products Group Emergency Phone (FMC) 800-331-3148
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2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Wt.% PEL/TLV EC No.
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: - Amber liquid with a faint, mild petroleum odor. - Moderately combustible. May support combustion if heated above the product's flash point (see Section 5, "Fire Fighting Measures" below). - 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
EYES: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation occurs and persists, obtain
SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation occurs and
INGESTION: 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
INHALATION: 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 may 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)
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Foam, CO2 or dry chemical. Soft stream water fog only
if necessary. Contain all runoff.
FIRE / EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Moderately combustible. When heated above the
flash point, this material releases vapors which, when mixed with air, can burn or be
FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Isolate fire area. Evacuate downwind. Wear full
protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus. Do not breathe smoke, gases or
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Chlorine, hydrogen chloride,
carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and aldehydes.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
RELEASE NOTES: 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
GENERAL PROCEDURES: 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
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: 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 air-purifying respirator with an organic vapor cartridge or canister with any R, P or HE prefilter (approved by 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. 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
ODOR: Faint, mild petroleum
APPEARANCE: Amber liquid
pH: 4.0 @ 20°C (5% in water)
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Emulsifies
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.033 @ 20°C (water = 1)
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 391.3 (permethrin)
WEIGHT PER VOLUME: 8.61 lb/gal. (1033 g/L)
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Excessive heat and fire.
POLYMERIZATION: 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. CARCINOGENICITY:
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Unless otherwise indicated, the data presented below are for the active ingredient. ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: 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.
ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: 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
DISPOSAL METHOD: 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.
EMPTY CONTAINER: 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): None
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 REAUTHORIZATION
SECTION 302 EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (40 CFR 355):
SECTION 311 HAZARD CATEGORIES (40 CFR 370): Immediate, Delayed,
SECTION 312 THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITY (40 CFR 370): The
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): This product
contains the following ingredients subject to Section 313 reporting requirements:
CERCLA (COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE
COMPENSATION AND LIABILITY ACT)
CERCLA REGULATORY (40 CFR 302.4): Not listed
COMMENTS: Australian Hazard Code : 3XE
16. OTHER INFORMATION
REVISION SUMMARY This MSDS replaces Revision #2, dated April 25, 2000.
Changes in information are as follows:
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