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Product Name: Ortho Dursban Lawn & Garden Insect Control
EPA Registration Code: 239-2570G
Form: granules
Product Category: Pesticides » home garden » Insecticide
Pesticides » lawn/turf » Insecticide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 1997-06-10
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Solaris Group, The
Div.,Scotts
Address: P.O. Box 5008
City: San Ramon
State: CA
Zip Code: 94583
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2003-01-01
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: Keep out of reach of children. Caution
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL: Storage: Keep pesticide in original container. Do not put into food or drink containers. Avoid contact of feed and foodstuffs. Store in a cool, dry place, preferably in a locked storage area. DANGER: Product-partially filled bag may be disposed of by securely wrapping original container in several layers of newspaper and discarding in trash. CONTAINER-DO NOT REUSE EMPTY BAG. Discard bag in trash. PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENT: HAZARD TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. CAUTION: Harmful if absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing. Wash thoroughly with soap and water. In case of eye contact, wash eyes immediately with plenty of water. See a doctor if irritation persists. NOTE TO PHYSICIANS: Emergency Information 1-800-454-2333. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: This pesticide is extremely toxic to fish, birds and other wildlife. Do not apply directly to water. Drift and runoff from treated areas may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in adjacent sites. Cover or incorporate spills. Do not contaminate water where disposal of equipment wash waters.
NOTICE: Buyer assumes all responsibility for use not in accordance with directions.
Need information 1-800-454-2333; 1-800-225-2883
Bar Code: 0-71549-02601-B1
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation: The systemic toxicity of this substance has not been determined. However, it should be practically non-toxic to internal organs if inhaled.

Eye Contact: This product is moderately irritating to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision.

Skin Contact: This substance is not expected to cause skin irritation and is only slightly toxic if absorbed through the skin. No product toxicology data are available regarding sensitization. Results of guinea pig skin sensitization studies, using other chlorpyrifos formulations, were negative.

Ingestion: If swallowed, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs.

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None listed.

Chlorpyrifos is a inhibitor of the cholinesterase enzyme, found in nervous tissue, red blood cells, and plasma.

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. If untreated severe poisoning, death is due to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
The health effects from chronic exposure are similar to those for acute overexposure (which see).

Neurotoxicity: Chlorpyrifos is not considered to produce organophosphate induced delayed neuropathy. However, certain human anecdotal cases, involving the ingestion of lethal doses of chlorpyrifos, survived because of immediate aggressive antidotal therapy and respiratory support, later developed temporary signs of neuropathy.

Teratogenicity: Chlorpyrifos is not considered to be a teratogen ( a substance that causes birth defects).

Reproductive Toxin: Chlorpyrifos is not considered to be a reproductive toxin.

Mutagenicity: Chlorpyrifos is not considered to be a mutagen. Results of several mutagenicity studies were negative, including Ames test, Chinese hamster ovary cell mutation assays, micronucleus assay for chromosomal aberrations, in vitro chromosomal aberration assay with and without enzymatic activation and unscheduled DNA synthesis assay.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Chlorpyrifos is not considered to be a carcinogen. There were no carcinogenic findings in any of the chronic animal toxicology investigations. The signs of systemic toxicity were primarily due to inhibition of cholinesterase.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 0
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: 1996-09-17
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
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.
Disposal: From MSDS
The Solaris Group is committed to responsible environmental practices and recommends that all of the product be used up, carefully following all label directions and precautions. If necessary to dispose of partially filled product container, then securely wrap it in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash. Do not reuse empty container. Discard container in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Calcium silicate001344-95-299
Chlorpyrifos002921-88-21
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