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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Bug Geta Snail & Slug Killer
EPA Registration Code: 239-2651
Form: powder
Product Category: Pesticides » slug/snail » Molluscicide
Customer Service: 800-225-2883
Date Entered: 2001-05-08
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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: HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
- AVOID BREATHING DUST
- AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN OR CLOTHING
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
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. Depending upon the dose, initial effects may be associated with gastrointestinal irritation, e.g. increased salivation, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Other signs and symptoms may include elevated body temperature, mental confusion, muscle cramps and tremors, loss of consciousness, convulsions and coma. In case of severe poisoning, death may be due to cyanosis and respiratory failure. There may also be some liver and kidney involvement and recovery may 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
SENSITIZATION: No evidence of allergic skin reactions have been associated with metaldehyde.
NEUROTOXICITY: Metaldehyde is not considered to be a neurotoxin in the sense of producing direct histopathological changes to nerve tissue. Delayed and irreversible neurotoxic effects have not been observed in vertebrate species including man.
TERATOGENICITY: Results of metaldehyde developmental toxicity investigations have not demonstrated any adverse teratological or reproductive effects.
MUTAGENICITY: Metaldehyde has not demonstrated evidence of mutagenic potential.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
No Information given.
First Aid: From MSDS

EYES: Flush eyes immediately with fresh water for at least 15 minutes while holding the eyelids open. Remove contact lenses if worn. Call a physician if irritation persists.
SKIN: If on skin, wash with plenty of soap and water.
INGESTION: If swallowed contact physician, Poison Control Center, or emergency clinic before inducing vomiting. Give water or milk to drink and induce vomiting by touching back of throat with finger, or by administering syrup of ipecac. Do not induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If medical advice cannot be obtained, take person and product container to the nearest medical emergency treatment facility.
INHALATION: If respiratory discomfort or irritation occurs, move the person to fresh air. See a doctor if discomfort or irritation continues.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In case of medical emergencies involving this product, call day or night, (800) 454-2333.
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: 1996-10-16
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Store in cool dry place, preferably in a locked storage area. Keep pesticide in original container.

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: No data available.
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
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,
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Metaldehyde [BSI:ISO]000108-62-32
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