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Product Information
Product Name: Home Defense Home & Garden Insect Killer
EPA Registration Code: 239-2524C
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Pesticides » indoor/outdoor pests » Insecticide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 2001-06-26
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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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS:
Causes moderate eye irritation.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothing.
Harmful if inhaled. Avoid breathing vapor.
Contents under pressure.
Keep out of reach of children.

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: The eye irritation of this formulation has been determined on a similar ORTHO formulation. Eye contact may result in slight to moderate eye irritation, e.g. discomfort, redness, swelling and blurred vision.
SKIN: The skin irritation of this formulation has been determined on a similar ORTHO formulation. Skin contact may result in moderate skin irritation, e.g. discomfort, redness, swelling and possibly blistering, This product is considered to be practically non-toxic to internal organs if it gets on the skin.
INGESTION: This substance may be slightly toxic to internal organs if swallowed. The degree of injury will depend on the amount absorbed from the gut. This product contains a petroleum distillate. Petroleum distillates have a low viscosity and can be aspirated into the lungs either during swallowing or vomiting of the product.
INHALATION: The inhalation toxicity of this substance has been determined on a similar ORTHO product. However, it may be slightly toxic to internal organs if inhaled. The degree of injury will depend on the airborne concentration and duration of exposure. This substance may be irritating if inhaled. Respiratory tract irritation may include, but not be limited to, one or more of the following: nasal discharge, sore throat, coughing, bronchitis and difficulty in breathing.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
NEUROTOXICITY: Neurotoxicology investigations indicate that active ingredients in this product have not been associated with delayed neuropathy.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXIN: The active ingredients in this product have not been associated with adverse teratological (birth defects) or adverse reproductive effects.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
CARCINOGENICITY COMMENTS:
The active ingredients in this product are not considered to be carcinogens.
First Aid: From MSDS
EYES: Flush eyes immediately with plenty of water. See a doctor if irritation persists.
SKIN: If on skin, remove contaminated clothing, wash skin with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
INGESTION: If swallowed, immediately telephone a poison control center, emergency treatment center or a physician for advice. DO NOT make person vomit unless directed to do so by medical personnel. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then immediately take person and product container, with label, to an emergency treatment center.
INHALATION: Since this material is not expected to be an immediate inhalation problem, no first aid procedures are required. If respiratory discomfort or irritation occurs, move the person to fresh air. See a doctor if discomfort or irritation continues.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: Ingestion of this product or subsequent vomiting can result in aspiration of light hydrocarbon liquid which can cause pneumonitis. Emergency Information call 1-800-225-2883.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 4
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: READ AND OBSERVE ALL PRECAUTIONS ON PRODUCT LABEL. Store in accordance with NFPA 30B for a Level I aerosol. DO NOT USE OR STORE near flame, sparks or hot surfaces. USE ONLY IN WELL VENTILATED AREA. CONTAINER UNDER PRESSURE. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun may cause container to burst. Do not puncture, incinerate or store above 130
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 containers,
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Tetramethrin007696-12-00.2
Sumithrin026002-80-20.2
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