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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Dursban Ready-Spray Outdoor Flea & Tick Killer 1
EPA Registration Code: 239-2633C
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pet Care » outdoor » Flea & Tick Control (indoor/outdoor)
Customer Service: 800-225-2883
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:
- HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED
- CAUSES MODERATE EYE IRRITATION
- AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES OR CLOTHING
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: The undiluted product may be moderately irritating to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision.
SKIN: The undiluted product is considered a slight skin irritant. Skin irritation may include discoloration, itching and swelling. 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 slightly toxic to internal organs if swallowed. The degree of injury will depend on the amount absorbed from the gut.
INHALATION: If inhaled, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. This substance may be irritating if inhaled.

TARGET ORGANS: Chlorpyrifos is an inhibitor of the cholinesterase enzyme, found in nervous tissue, red blood cells, and plasma.

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 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.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Signs and symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition can 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.

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 in 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.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
CARCINOGENICITY COMMENTS:
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.
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. No additional first aid should be necessary. However, if irritation persists, see a doctor.
SKIN: If on skin, remove contaminated clothing, wash skin with plenty of soap and water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
INGESTION: If swallowed call a physician or poison control center: (800) 454-2333. Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water and induce vomiting. Do not induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
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: 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Medical Information: Call day or night, 1-800-454-2333 OR 1-800-457-2022.
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: 2001-06-26
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Keep pesticide in original container. Store in a secure, preferably locked, storage area. Protect container from freezing.

ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: This material is toxic to fish and other wildlife. Do not apply directly to water or contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwater or disposal of waste.
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.

EMPTY CONTAINER: Do not reuse container. Rinse thoroughly before discarding in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Chlorpyrifos002921-88-24.38
Dipropylene glycol methyl ether034590-94-8
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-2~ 95.62
Aromatic petroleum distillates (unspecified)999999-64-2
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