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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Dormant Disease Control Lime-Sulfur Spray
EPA Registration Code: 239-309
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » roses » Fungicide
Pesticides » flowers » Fungicide
Pesticides » ornamentals » Fungicide
Pesticides » trees, fruit » Fungicide
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
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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:
CORROSIVE TO EYES
CAUSES IRREVERSIBLE EYE DAMAGE AND SKIN BURNS
HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED, INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN
DO NOT BREATHE DUST, VAPOR OR SPRAY MIST
MAY GIVE OFF HIGHLY TOXIC AND FLAMMABLE HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS (H2S) IF MIXED WITH ACIDS
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: This substance is a severe eye irritant and could cause permanent damage to your eyes and blindness. The degree of the injury will depend on the amount of material that gets into the eye and the speed and thoroughness of the first aid treatment.
SKIN: This substance is a severe skin irritant/corrosive so contact with the skin could cause prolonged (weeks) injury to the affected area. The degree of injury will depend on the amount of material that gets on the skin and the speed and thoroughness of the first aid treatment. This substance is slightly toxic to internal organs if absorbed through the skin. The degree of injury will depend on the amount absorbed.
INGESTION: This substance is harmful if swallowed. The degree of injury will depend on the amount absorbed from the gut. This material decomposes in the digestive tract to release hydrogen sulfide.
INHALATION: If inhaled, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. If mixed with acids, highly toxic H2S gas will be released. This substance contains sulfur compounds which may form hydrogen sulfide. The rotten eggs odor of hydrogen sulfide is unreliable as an indicator of concentration.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE
EYES: May include discomfort, tears, swelling, redness, and blurred vision.
SKIN: May include pain or a feeling of heat, discoloration, swelling, and blistering.
INGESTION: Symptoms of H2S toxicity may include headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, amnesia, tremors, depressed respiration, convulsions, cyanosis and death due to respiratory paralysis. Severe irritation of the digestive tract may also occur.
INHALATION: Overexposure to hydrogen sulfide include respiratory tract irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances, coughing, a sensation of dryness and pain in the nose, throat and chest, confusion and unconsciousness. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) considers an atmosphere containing concentrations of H2S greater than 300 ppm to be Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH).
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
No known chronic effects.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
No evidence of carcinogenicity.
First Aid: From MSDS
EYES: Immediately hold eyelids open and flush eyes with plenty of water. Remove any contact lenses and flush eyes for at least 15-20 minutes. Ensure both upper and lower eyelids are flushed. Get medical attention immediately.
SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing while flushing affected area with water. Continue flushing for 20 minutes. Wash affected area with mild soap and water. Get medical attention immediately.
INGESTION: Immediately rinse mouth with water. If within 30 minutes after ingestion, give a small glass of water (never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person). If water is not available, give milk. Do not induce vomiting. Get medical attention immediately.
INHALATION: Move to fresh air. Seek medical attention immediately if breathing becomes difficult or symptoms develop.

NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: In addition to the use of 100% oxygen and supportive care, suggested treatment for hydrogen sulfide poisoning includes the use of nitrites. This is based on similar mechanisms of toxicity between hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen cyanide. The nitrite-induced methemoglobin is thought to bind the toxic hydrosulfide ion. Initial inhalation of amyl nitrite pearls for 15 to 30 seconds of each minute should be initiated until 10 ml of a 3% solution of sodium nitrite can be administered intravenously at 2.5 to 5 ml per minute. While the efficacy of nitrites in hydrogen sulfide poisoning has not been unequivocally demonstrated, their use is recommended as part of the treatment regimen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been used for cyanide poisoning with some success and may be of benefit in hydrogen sulfide poisoning if other measures are ineffective.
Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 3
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: Keep pesticide in original container. Do not put concentrate or dilute into food or drink containers. Avoid contamination of feed, foodstuffs fertilizers, seeds, insecticides, or fungicides. Store in a cool dry place, preferably in a locked storage area. Do not store diluted spray. Do not reuse container for food or other products for human consumption. Follow all MSDS/label warnings even after container is emptied. Keep this and all other chemicals out of reach of children.

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
DISPOSAL METHOD:
Partially filled container may be disposed of by securely wrapping original container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash. Do not reuse empty container. Ensure that disposal is in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Calcium polysulfide001344-81-626
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