Skip Navigation

Household Products Database banner

Quick search


Advanced Search triangular bullet

Browse by category
Auto Products
Inside the Home
Pesticides
Landscape/Yard
Personal Care
Home Maintenance
Arts & Crafts
Pet Care
Home Office

Browse A to Z
Products Names
Types of Products
Manufacturers
Ingredients

Support pages
About the Database
FAQ
Product Recalls
Help
Glossary
Contact Us
More Resources

 

 

Home Products Manufacturers Ingredients Health Effects
Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Snail Stop
EPA Registration Code: 239-2373A
Form: granules
Product Category: Pesticides » slug/snail » Molluscicide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 2001-06-26
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
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
Enter text or highlight term...
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS:
HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
AVOID BREATHING DUST
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN OR CLOTHING
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: This substance is slightly irritating to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, redness, swelling, and blurred vision.
SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause prolonged or significant skin irritation. If absorbed through the skin, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs.
INGESTION: Signs and symptoms may be delayed several hours following ingestion. These vary with dose taken and may include, but may not be limited to salivation, elevated body temperature, mental confusion, facial muscle cramps, loss of consciousness, convulsions and coma. Death is due to cyanosis and respiratory failure. Nonfatal poisoning can result in kidney and liver damage and memory loss. Recovery can take several weeks.
INHALATION: The systemic toxicity of this substance has not been determined. However, it should be practically non-toxic to internal organs if inhaled. This hazard evaluation is based on the known toxicity of the ingredients in this substance.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Although no adverse effects have been reported from inhaling boric acid dust, it is absorbed through mucous membranes. Similar to a nuisance dust, inhalation of boric acid may cause sneezing or coughing and may also aggravate asthma.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
No evidence for carcinogenic effects.
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.
Health Rating: 1
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. Do not put concentrate or dilute into food or drink containers. Store in a cool, dry place, preferably locked storage area.

ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: This material may be toxic to aquatic organisms and should be kept out of sewage and drainage systems and all bodies of water.
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 empty container. Discard container in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Metaldehyde [BSI:ISO]000108-62-33.25
HHS.GOV Household Products Database Home Page National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services National Library of Medicine