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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Ready Spray Flea & Tick Killer
EPA Registration Code: 239-2643E
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pet Care » outdoor » Flea & Tick Control (indoor/outdoor)
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 2001-06-26
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Ortho Group, The
Marketed by Scotts Co.
Address: P.O. Box 190
City: Marysville
State: OH
Zip Code: 43040
Telephone Number: 888-295-0671
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2008-01-09
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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS:
HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
CAUSES EYE IRRITATION
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN, OR CLOTHING
AVOID BREATHING DUST
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: This substance is not expected to cause prolonged or significant eye irritation.
SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause skin irritation and is only slightly toxic if absorbed through the skin.
INGESTION: This substance is slightly toxic to internal organs if swallowed. The degree of injury will depend on the amount absorbed from the gut.
INHALATION: Breathing the vapor may be irritating to the respiratory tract. If inhaled, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs.

TARGET ORGANS: Diazinon is an inhibitor of the cholinesterase enzyme, found in nervous tissue, red blood cells, and plasma.

SENSITIZATION: This product contains trace quantities of methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone as preservatives. At higher concentrations these preservatives have been shown to cause allergic skin reactions in susceptible individuals. These preservatives are also found in a number of widely used personal care products, such as shampoos and cosmetics.

COMMENTS HEALTH: Depending upon the extent and degree of overexposure to Acephate, signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition can result following either ingestion, skin contact or inhalation routes of exposure. Signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition can also result from either acute (one time), subchronic (repeated short-term) and chronic (daily life-time) exposure to the product.

Signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition usually occur within 12 hours following overexposure. These effects may include, but may not be limited to, headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constriction of the pupil of the eye, blurred or dark vision, excessive salivation or nasal discharge, profuse sweating and abdominal cramps. Incontinence, unconsciousness, convulsions and breathing difficulties are indicative of severe poisoning. In untreated severe poisoning, death is due to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition can also result from either acute (one time), subchronic (repeated short-term) and chronic (daily life-time) exposure to the product.

Signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition usually occur within 12 hours following overexposure. These effects may include, but may not be limited to, headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constriction of the pupil of the eye, blurred or dark vision, excessive salivation or nasal discharge, profuse sweating and abdominal cramps. Incontinence, unconsciousness, convulsions and breathing difficulties are indicative of severe poisoning. In untreated severe poisoning, death is due to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.

NEUROTOXICITY: Diazinon is not considered to produce organophosphate induced delayed neuropathy.
TERATOGENICITY: Diazinon is not considered to be a teratogen (a substance that causes birth defects).
REPRODUCTIVE TOXIN: Diazinon is not considered to be a reproductive toxin.
MUTAGENICITY: Diazinon is not considered to be a mutagen.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
CARCINOGENICITY COMMENTS:
Diazinon is not considered to be a carcinogen. NTP chronic feeding studies in rats and mice demonstrated no evidence of oncogenicity. A search of the EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) found no evidence of human carcinogenicity.
First Aid: From MSDS
EYES: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eyes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
SKIN: If on skin or clothing, take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
INGESTION: If swallowed, call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to by a poison control center or doctor. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
INHALATION: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: This material contains a cholinesterase inhibitor. Measurement of blood cholinesterase activity may be useful in monitoring exposure. If signs of cholinesterase inhibition appear, atropine sulfate is antidotal. 2-PAM (PROTOPAM) is also antidotal and may be used in conjunction with atropine but should not be used alone. This material contains light hydrocarbon liquid and an aspiration hazard may exist.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 1
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: 2001-06-26
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Keep pesticide in original container. Store in cool dry place, preferably in a locked storage area. Store in an area inaccessible to children and pets. If product freezes, place container in a warm area (68 F or above) not accessible to children or pets and allow to thaw.
STORAGE: During storage, protect from contact with acids.
Bulk storage of this product should be in stainless steel tanks which are fitted with a conservation vent to prevent free exchange between the tank and the atmosphere.

ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: This material is toxic to fish, birds and other wildlife. Birds, especially waterfowl, feeding or drinking on treated areas may be killed. Do not apply directly to water. Do not apply where runoff is likely to occur. This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on plants.
Disposal: From MSDS
If necessary to dispose of partially filled product container, securely wrap it in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash.
EMPTY CONTAINER: Do not reuse container. Wrap empty container in several layers of newspaper and discard in
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Diazinon000333-41-522.4
Sodium hydroxide001310-73-2
Phosphoric acid007664-38-2
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-2~77.6
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