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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Malathion Plus Insect Spray Concentrate
EPA Registration Code: 239-739D
Form: liquid
Product Category: Landscape/Yard » garden » Insecticide
Pesticides » home garden » Insecticide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Verified: 2007-12-12
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
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
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW

IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: WARNING -
- CAUSES SUBSTANTIAL BUT TEMPORARY EYE DAMAGE
- HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
- AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN OR CLOTHING
- AVOID BREATHING VAPORS OR SPRAY MIST
- FLAMMABLE
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS

EYES: The undiluted product is moderately irritating to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision.
SKIN: This substance is a moderate skin irritant. Skin irritation may include discomfort, redness, swelling, and possibly blistering.
INGESTION: Depending upon the amount of product swallowed, this substance can produce signs and symptoms of systemic poisoning. In addition the product contains a petroleum solvent that can directly enter the lungs if it is swallowed (this is called aspiration). This can occur during the act of swallowing or when vomiting the substance. Once in the lungs, the petroleum solvent is very difficult to remove and can cause severe injury to the lungs and death.
INHALATION: Prolonged or repeated inhalation exposure to the product vapor or spray mist may be harmful.

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 also 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. This product also contains a petroleum distillate. Depending upon the degree of overexposure, the systemic toxicity of the product may be of less concern than the potential clinical complications that can result from aspiration of the petroleum distillate into the lungs if the product is either swallowed or vomited.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Not listed as carcinogen by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
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. Ingestion of this product or subsequent vomiting can result in aspiration of light hydrocarbon liquid which can cause pneumonitis.

COMMENTS: See product label for specific First Aid Measures.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 2
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: 2001-05-11
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Keep pesticide in original container. Do not put concentrate or diluted product into food or drink containers. Store in a secure, preferably locked, storage area. Do not store diluted spray
Disposal: From MSDS
If necessary to dispose of partially filled product container, securely wrap it in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash. Do not reuse container. Rinse thoroughly before discarding in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Malathion000121-75-550
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-250
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