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Product Information
Product Name: Monsanto Degree Herbicide (agricultural)
EPA Registration Code: 524-496
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » grass, weed control/corn » Herbicide
Customer Service: 180-033-2311
Date Entered: 2004-01-16
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
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
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
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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Warnings: Warning:
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals
Keep out of reach of children.
CAUTION!
HARMFUL IF INHALED. Avoid breathing vapor or spray mist. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC SKIN REACTION. Prolonged or frequently
repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Avoid contact with skin or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation and skin contact
Eye Contact: No more than slightly irritating.
Skin Contact: No more than slightly toxic. This product may cause allergic skin reaction.
Inhalation: This product may be harmful if inhaled.
Ingestion: No more than slightly toxic based on toxicity. Significant adverse health effects are not expected to develop if only small amounts (less than a mouthful) are swallowed.

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Monsanto has tested Degree Herbicide with the following results:
Oral LD50 >5000mg/kg Tox. Cat. IV
Dermal LD50 >5000 mg/kg Tox. Cat. IV
Eye Irritation Slight ocular irritant Tox. Cat. IV
Skin irritation mild irritant Tox. Cat. IV
Inhalation LC50 >0.57 mg/L # Tox. Cat. III
Dermal Sensitization Sensitizer
# -- the highest attainable concentration. All animals exposed during this test survived the 14-day observation period (highest attain. conc.)
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reaction in some individuals.
Carcinogenicity: The manufacturer's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) does not state whether the ingredients are considered carcinogens or potential carcinogens.
First Aid: From MSDS
If In Eyes: Immediate first aid is not likely to be required. However, this material can be removed with water.
If on Skin: Immediately wash with soap and plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing. Get medical attention if symptoms occur. Wash clothing and clean shoes before reuse.
If Swallowed: Immediate first aid is not likely to be required. A physician or Poison control Center can be contacted for advice
If Inhaled: Remove individual to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth. Get medical attention.

NOTE: For additional human emergency first aid or treatment guidance, call collect, day or night (314) 694-4000.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1999-10-14
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Avoid contact with eyes or clothing. Prolonged or frequently repeated skin contact may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Remove clothing immediately if pesticide gets inside. Then wash thoroughly and put on
clean clothing. Remove PPE immediately after handling this product. Wash the outside of gloves before removing. As soon as possible, wash thoroughly and change into clean clothing.

This product is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water, to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters. This chemical (acetochlor) demonstrates the properties and characteristics associated with chemicals detected in ground water. The use of this chemical in areas where soils are permeable, particularly where the ground water is shallow, may result in ground water contamination.

Acetochlor has properties that may result in surface water contamination via dissolved runoff and runoff erosion. Practices should be followed to minimize the potential for dissolved runoff and/or runoff erosion.
Disposal: From MSDS

This material when discarded is not a hazardous waste as that term is defined by the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 40 CFR 261. Dispose of by incineration or recycle in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Consult your attorney or appropriate regulatory officials for information on such disposal.

Wastes resulting from the use of these products that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of in a landfill approved for pesticide disposal or in accordance with applicable Federal, state or local procedures.
Do not reuse container. Puncture and dispose of empty container in a sanitary landfill, or incinerate the container, or, if allowed by state and local authorities, burn the container. If burned, stay out of smoke.

Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. This product should not be dumped, spilled, rinsed or washed into sewers or public waterways.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Acetochlor034256-82-142
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