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Product Information
Product Name: Miracle Gro Vermiculite 0.04-01.01-0.05
Form: granules
Product Category: Landscape/Yard » vermiculite » Plant Care
Customer Service: 888-270-3714
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
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Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Scotts Company
Address: 14111 Scottslawn Road
City: Marysville
State: OH
Zip Code: 43041
Telephone Number: 937-644-0011
Toll Free Number: 888-270-3714
Date Info Verified: 2014-05-06
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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
Summary of Risks
Direct eye contact may cause physical irritation. Skin contact is not expected to cause any harmful effects. Dust that may be released in handling may cause symptoms typical of nuisance dusts, including coughing, sneezing and minor respiratory irritation Product is not considered harmful by ingestion.

Respirable sized quartz (Silica) has been tied to silicosis and lung cancer. Scotts-Sierra has not been able to detect any respirable sized quartz in Industrial Vermiculite based on industrial hygiene sampling of workers at Scotts production facilities. We believe the highest potential for exposure exists at our production facilities due to the high volume of product produced and handled.

Medical conditions which may be aggravated by contact: May cause allergic respiratory reaction. Skin abrasions and sores. Inhalation of dust may aggravate asthma.
Target Organs: Eyes, respiratory tract, skin, and gastrointestinal tract.
Primary Entry Route(s): Inhalation , ingestion.

Acute Effect(s): Contact may cause eye irritation. Excessive inhalation of dust may cause irritation and coughing.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Exposure to dust may cause respiratory irritation.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Not listed as carcinogenic by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
First Aid: From MSDS
EYES: If in eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes holding eyelids open. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
INGESTION: Observe individual, if symptoms develop, consult physician. Symptomatic and supportive care.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Treat symptomatically.
Health Rating: 2
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: 2003-03-07
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Wash hands with soap and water after handling product. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Store in cool, dry area.
Disposal: From MSDS
Vacuum or sweep up material and place in an appropriate container and dispose.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Urea000057-13-6
Vermiculite001318-00-9
Ammonium phosphate, monobasic007722-76-1
Potassium nitrate007757-79-1
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