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Product Information
Product Name: Roundup Fence & Yard Edger
EPA Registration Code: 239-2638B
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » grass, weed control/general » Herbicide
Customer Service: 800-225-2883
Date Entered: 2001-06-07
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Monsanto Company
Roundup is marketed by Scotts Co.
Address: P.O. Box 5008
City: San Ramon
State: CA
Zip Code: 94583
Telephone Number: 937-644-0011
Toll Free Number: 800-225-2883
Date Info Verified: 2007-02-07
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The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the MSDS. (What is an MSDS?)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: This substance causes moderate irritation to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision.
SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause skin irritation.
INGESTION: If swallowed, this product may cause gastrointestinal tract irritation.
INHALATION: If inhaled, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. This substance may be irritating if inhaled.
COMMENTS HEALTH: Inhalation and skin contact are expected to be the primary routes of occupational exposure to ROUNDUP. Occupational exposure to this material has not been reported to cause significant adverse health effects. However, swallowing of a similar, but more concentrated formulation, has been reported to produce gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
TERATOGENICITY: Glyphosate: No evidence of teratogenic effects. Results of rat and rabbit teratology studies indicate that no birth defects were noted. This included dose levels of glyphosate that were maternally toxic.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXIN: Glyphosate: No evidence of adverse reproductive effects. Glyphosate was fed continuously to rats at very high dose levels for 2 successive generations. Toxicity was reported in offspring from the high dose, a level which also produced adverse effects on the mothers. In a 3-generation study conducted at lower dose levels, no effects were seen on the ability of male or female rats to reproduce.
MUTAGENICITY: Glyphosate: Glyphosate has not produced any genetic changes in various mutagenicity tests involving animals and animal or bacterial cells.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
CARCINOGENICITY COMMENTS: Glyphosate: Not a carcinogen. Glyphosate did not produce tumors in any of the long-term toxicology studies. EPA has classified glyphosate in category ***E*** (Evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans).
First Aid: From MSDS
EYES: Flush eyes immediately with fresh water for at least 15 minutes while holding the eyelids open. Remove contact lenses if worn. Call a physician if irritation persists.
SKIN: No first aid procedures are required. As a precaution, wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Remove and wash contaminated clothing.
INGESTION: If swallowed, immediately telephone a poison control center, emergency treatment center or a physician for advice. DO NOT make person vomit unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then immediately take person and product container, with label, to an emergency treatment center.
INHALATION: Since this material is not expected to be an immediate inhalation problem, no first aid procedures are required. If respiratory discomfort or irritation occurs, move the person to fresh air. See a doctor if discomfort or irritation continues.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Medical Information: Call day or night, 1-800-454-2333.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1997-01-27
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Keep pesticide in original container. For containers larger then 24 oz.: Place sprayer nozzle under handle on container so the sprayer is not below level of contents of container to prevent leakage. Store in a secure, preferably locked, storage area. Protect container from freezing.

ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: Do not apply directly to water. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters.
Disposal: From MSDS
The Solaris Group is committed to responsible environmental practices and recommends that all of the product be used up, carefully following all label directions and precautions.
If necessary to dispose of partially filled product container,
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Pelargonic acid000112-05-0
Potassium hydroxide001310-58-3
Ammonium sulfate007783-20-2
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt038641-94-00.96
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-299.04
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