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SAFETY DATA SHEET Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide

 

Section 1. Identification

GHS product identifier : Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Other means of : Not available.
identification
EPA Registration No. : 281218-5

Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture

Aquatic herbicide.

Emergency telephone : INFOTRAC – 24-hour service 1-800-535-5053 number (with hours of operation)

The following recommendations for exposure controls and personal protection are intended for the manufacture, formulation and packaging of this product. For applications and/or use, consult the product label. The label directions supersede the text of this Safety Data Sheet for application and/or use.

Section 2. Hazards identification

OSHA/HCS status : This material is considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

(29 CFR 1910.1200). Classification of the : ACUTE TOXICITY (inhalation) – Category 4 substance or mixture AQUATIC HAZARD (LONG-TERM) – Category 2

GHS label elements Hazard pictograms :

Signal word : Warning
Hazard statements : H332 – Harmful if inhaled.
H411 – Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary statements
Prevention : P271 – Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P273 – Avoid accidental release to the environment.
P261 – Avoid breathing vapor.
Response : P391 – Collect spillage.
P304 + P340 + P312 – IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable
for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 2. Hazards identification

Storage: Not applicable.
Disposal: P501 – Dispose of contents and container in accordance with all local, regional, national and international regulations.
Hazards not otherwise classified: None known.
Section 3. Composition/information on ingredients
Substance/mixture:
Mixture Other means of: Not available.
identification
: Not applicable.

Ingredient name % CAS number
Proprietary ingredient 3 30 – 60
Fluridone 42 59756-60-4
Proprietary ingredient 1 7 – 12
Proprietary ingredient 2 1 – 5

Any concentration shown as a range is to protect confidentiality or is due to batch variation.

There are no additional ingredients present which, within the current knowledge of the supplier and in the concentrations applicable, are classified as hazardous to health or the environment and hence require reporting in this section.

Occupational exposure limits, if available, are listed in Section 8.

Section 4. First aid measures


Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 4. First aid measures

 

Inhalation : Harmful if inhaled.
Skin contact : No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Ingestion : No known significant effects or critical hazards.


The exposed person may need to be kept under medical surveillance for 48 hours.
Specific treatments : No specific treatment.
Protection of first-aiders : No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. If it is
suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask or
self-contained breathing apparatus. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to
give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

See toxicological information (Section 11)

Section 5. Fire-fighting measures

: Use an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.

media
Unsuitable extinguishing : None known.
media

Specific hazards arising : This material is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Fire water contaminated from the chemical with this material must be contained and prevented from being discharged to any waterway, sewer or drain. Hazardous thermal : Decomposition products may include the following materials:
decomposition products carbon dioxid
carbon monoxide nitrogen oxides halogenated compounds Special protective actions : No special measures are required. For fire-fighters Special protective : Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing equipment for fire-fighters apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.

 

Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 6. Accidental release measures


:

No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. Keep personnel unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering. Do not touch or walk through  spilled material. Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Provide adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Put on appropriate personal protective equipment.

For emergency responders : If specialized clothing is required to deal with the spillage, take note of any information in Section 8 on suitable and unsuitable materials. See also the information in “For non-emergency personnel”.

Environmental precautions : Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the product has caused environmental pollution (sewers, waterways, soil or air). May be harmful to the environment if accidentally released in large quantities. Collect spillage.

: Stop leak if without risk. Move containers from spill area. Approach release from upwind. Prevent entry into sewers, water courses, basements or confined areas. Wash spillages into an effluent treatment plant or proceed as follows. Contain and collect spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material e.g. sand, earth, vermiculite or diatomaceous earth and place in container for disposal according to local regulations (see Section 13). Dispose of via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Contaminated absorbent material may pose the same hazard as the spilled product. Note: see Section 1 for emergency contact information and Section 13 for waste disposal.

Section 7. Handling and storage

Advice on general
occupational hygiene

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

: Put on appropriate personal protective equipment (see Section 8). Do not ingest. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Avoid accidental release to the environment. Keep in the original container or an approved alternative made from a compatible material, kept tightly closed when not in use. Empty containers retain product residue and can be hazardous. Do not reuse container.

: Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is handled, stored and processed. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking. See also Section 8 for additional information on hygiene measures.

: Store in accordance with local regulations. Store in original container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from incompatible materials (see Section 10) and food and drink. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabeled containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination.

 

Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 8. Exposure controls/personal protection

Appropriate engineering : Use only with adequate ventilation. Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or controls other engineering controls to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or statutory limits.

Environmental exposure : Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure

controls they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation.


: Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period. Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Eye/face protection : Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts. If contact is possible, the following protection should be worn, unless the assessment indicates a higher degree of protection: safety glasses with side-shields.


: Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Considering the parameters specified by the glove manufacturer, check during use that the gloves are still retaining their protective properties. It should be noted that the time to breakthrough for any glove material may be different for different glove manufacturers. In the case of mixtures, consisting of several substances, the protection time of the gloves cannot be accurately estimated.

Body protection : Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.

Other skin protection : Appropriate footwear and any additional skin protection measures should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.

Respiratory protection : Based on the hazard and potential for exposure, select a respirator that meets the
appropriate standard or certification. Respirators must be used according to a
respiratory protection program to ensure proper fitting, training, and other important
aspects of use.

Section 9. Physical and chemical properties

Physical state : Liquid. [Opaque.]

Color : Off-white to tannish-gray.

Odor : Faint sweetness.

Odor threshold : Not available.

pH : 5.6 to 7.6

Melting point : Not available.

Boiling point : 100°C (212°F)

Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 9. Physical and chemical properties

Section 10. Stability and reactivity

Flash point : Closed cup: >93.3°C (>1914°F)
Evaporation rate : Not available.
Flammability (solid, gas) : Not available.
Lower and upper explosive : Not available.
(flammable) limits
Vapor pressure : 0.31 kPa (2.3 mm Hg) [room temperature]
Vapor density : Not available.
Relative density : 1.15
Solubility : Easily soluble in the following materials: cold water and hot water.
Partition coefficient: n: Not available.
octanol/water
Auto-ignition temperature : Not available.
Decomposition temperature : Not available.
Viscosity : Not available.

Reactivity : No specific test data related to reactivity available for this product or its ingredients.
Chemical stability : The product is stable.
Possibility of hazardous : Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous reactions will not occur.

reactions
Conditions to avoid :

No specific data.

Incompatible materials :

Reactive or incompatible with the following materials: oxidizing materials.

Hazardous decomposition : Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should products not be produced.

Section 11. Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

Product/ingredient name Result Species Dose Exposure
Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide LC50 Inhalation Vapor LD50 Dermal LD50 Oral Rat Rabbit Rat >10.4 mg/L >4000 mg/kg >2000 mg/kg 4 hours —

Irritation/Corrosion

Product/ingredient name Result Species Score Exposure Observation
Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide Eyes – Mild irritant Skin – Not irritating. Rat Rabbit

Sensitization

Product/ingredient name Route of exposure Species Result
Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide skin Guinea pig Not sensitizing
Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 11. Toxicological information

Mutagenicity

There is no data available.

Information on the likely : Dermal contact. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion. routes of exposure


: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Inhalation : Harmful if inhaled.
Skin contact : No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Ingestion : No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Inhalation : No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Skin contact : No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Ingestion : No known significant effects or critical hazards.

effects Potential delayed effects

effects Potential delayed effects

Carcinogenicity Mutagenicity Teratogenicity Developmental effects Fertility effects

: No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards.

No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards. : No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 11. Toxicological information

Section 12. Ecological information

Toxicity

Product/ingredient name Result Species Exposure
Fluridone Acute EC50 3 mg/L Fresh water Acute LC50 8 mg/L Fresh water Acute LC50 1.8 mg/L Fresh water Chronic NOEC 0.2 mg/L Fresh water Chronic NOEC 0.43 mg/L Daphnia – Daphnia magna Crustaceans – Eucyclops sp. Fish –Sander vitreus Daphnia – Daphnia magna Fish –Oncorhynchus tshawytscha 48 hours 48 hours 96 hours 21 days 75 days

Bioaccumulative potential

Product/ingredient name LogPow BCF Potential
Fluridone 3.16 low


Soil/water partition : Not available.

coefficient (KOC)

Other adverse effects : No known significant effects or critical hazards.

Section 13. Disposal considerations

Disposal methods

: The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. Disposal of this product, solutions and any by-products should comply with the requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation and any regional local authority requirements. Dispose of surplus and non-recyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Waste should not be disposed of untreated to the sewer unless fully compliant with the requirements of all authorities with jurisdiction. Waste packaging should be recycled. Incineration or landfill should only be considered when recycling is not feasible. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way. Care should be taken when handling empty containers that have not been cleaned or rinsed out. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers.

Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 14. Transport information
DOT Classification IMDG IATA
UN number Not regulated. UN3082 UN3082
UN proper shipping name ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Fluridone). Marine pollutant ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Fluridone)
Transport hazard class(es) 9 9
Packing group
Environmental hazards No. Yes. Yes.
Additional information This product is not regulated as a dangerous good when transported in sizes of ?5 L or ?5 kg, provided the packagings meet the general provisions of 4.1.1.1, 4.1.1.2 and 4.1.1.4 to 4.1.1.8. This product is not regulated as a dangerous good when transported in sizes of ?5 L or ?5 kg, provided the packagings meet the general provisions of 5.0.2.4.1, 5.0.2.6.1.1 and 5.0.2.8.

AERG : Not applicable.

Special precautions for user : Transport within user’s premises: always transport in closed containers that are upright and secure. Ensure that persons transporting the product know what to do in the event of an accident or spillage.

Section 15. Regulatory information

U.S. Federal regulations : TSCA 8(a) CDR Exempt/Partial exemption: Not determined

United States inventory (TSCA 8b): All components are listed or exempted.

Clean Air Act Section 112 : Not listed

(b) Hazardous Air

Pollutants (HAPs)
Clean Air Act Section 602 : Not listed
Class I Substances

Clean Air Act Section 602 : Not listed
Class II Substances

DEA List I Chemicals : Not listed
(Precursor Chemicals)

DEA List II Chemicals : Not listed
(Essential Chemicals)

SARA 304 RQ : Not applicable.

 

: Immediate (acute) health hazard

Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 15. Regulatory information

Composition/information on ingredients

Name % Fire Sudden Reactive Immediate Delayed
hazard release of pressure (acute) health (chronic) health
hazard hazard
Fluridone 42 No. No. No. Yes. No.
Proprietary ingredient 2 1 – 5 No. No. No. Yes. No.

SARA 313

There is no data available.


: None of the components are listed.
New York : None of the components are listed.
New Jersey : The following components are listed: Proprietary ingredient 1
Pennsylvania : The following components are listed: Proprietary ingredient 1

Section 16. Other information

Caution: HMIS® ratings are based on a 0-4 rating scale, with 0 representing minimal hazards or risks, and 4 representing significant hazards or risks Although HMIS® ratings are not required on SDSs under 29 CFR 1910.1200, the preparer may choose to provide them. HMIS® ratings are to be used with a fully implemented HMIS® program. HMIS® is a registered mark of the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). HMIS® materials may be purchased exclusively from J. J. Keller (800) 327-6868.

The customer is responsible for determining the PPE code for this material.

Health : 2 Flammability : 1 Instability : 0

Reprinted with permission from NFPA 704-2001, Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response Copyright ©1997, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 02269. This reprinted material is not the complete and official position of the National Fire Protection Association, on the referenced subject which is represented only by the standard in its entirety.

Copyright ©2001, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 02269. This warning system is intended to be interpreted and applied only by properly trained individuals to identify fire, health and reactivity hazards of chemicals. The user is referred to certain limited number of chemicals with recommended classifications in NFPA 49 and NFPA 325, which would be used as a guideline only. Whether the chemicals are classified by NFPA or not, anyone using the 704 systems to classify chemicals does so at their own risk.

History

Date of issue mm/dd/yyyy : 08/15/2016
Date of previous issue : 07/15/2015
Version : 4
Revised Section(s) : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.
Prepared by : KMK Regulatory Services Inc.

 

Fluridone Aquatic Herbicide
Section 16. Other information

Key to abbreviations : ATE = Acute Toxicity Estimate

BCF = Bioconcentration Factor

GHS = Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

IATA = International Air Transport Association

IBC = Intermediate Bulk Container

IMDG = International Maritime Dangerous Goods

LogPow = logarithm of the octanol/water partition coefficient

MARPOL = International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 as

modified by the Protocol of 1978. (“Marpol” = marine pollution)

UN = United Nations

Notice to reader To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However, neither the above-named supplier, nor any of its subsidiaries, assumes any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Final determination of suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist.