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Product Information
Product Name: Orthene Fire Ant Killer 1
EPA Registration Code: 239-2632
Form: powder
Product Category: Inside the Home » ants » Insecticide
Pesticides » ants » Insecticide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Verified: 2007-12-12
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
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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
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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
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: - HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
- CAUSES EYE IRRITATION
- AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN OR CLOTHING
- AVOID BREATHING DUST OR SPRAY MIST
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

EYES: This substance is slightly irritating to the eyes.
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: This substance is slightly toxic to internal organs if swallowed.
INHALATION: If inhaled, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. This substance may be irritating if inhaled.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE

EYES: May include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision. INHALATION: Respiratory tract irritation may include, but may not be limited to, one or more of the following: nasal discharge, sore throat, coughing, bronchitis, pulmonary edema and difficulty in breathing.

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

COMMENTS HEALTH: Depending upon the extent and degree of overexposure to the product, 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 result from either acute (one time), subchronic (repeated short-term) and chronic (daily life-time) overexposure 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
Acephate increased the incidence of liver tumors in high dose group female mice. Acephate was not carcinogenic in male mice, or rats, when tested in two-year feeding studies.
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
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 and/or symptoms 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.
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 Verified Date: 2007-12-12
MSDS Date: 2000-05-19
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Keep pesticide in original container. Avoid contamination of feed and foodstuffs. Store in a secure cool, dry place.
Disposal: From MSDS
Do not reuse container (except for product refill). Securely wrap partially filled or empty container in newspaper and discard in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Acephate030560-19-150
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-250
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