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Product Name: Bonide Malathion 50 Percent Insect Control
EPA Registration Code: Apr-99
Form: liquid
Product Category: Landscape/Yard » scale control » Insecticide
Landscape/Yard » mosquito » Insecticide
Pesticides » flying insects » Insecticide
Pesticides » beetles » Insecticide
Customer Service: 800-536-8231
Date Verified: 2008-01-02
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Bonide Products, Inc.
Address: 6301 Sutliff Road
City: Oriskany
State: NY
Zip Code: 13424
Telephone Number: 315-736-8231
Fax Number: 315-736-7582
Toll Free Number: 315-736-8231
Date Info Verified: 2013-05-11
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: PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTSHAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALSCAUTIONHarmful if swallowed or inhaled. Avoid breathing spray mist or contact with skin, eyes or clothing. May be absorbed through skin. Do not use on humans. For indoor use only in greenhouses. When used indoors use only with adequate ventilation. After using this product indoors, ventilate thoroughly before occupying enclosed spaces. Do not allow contact with treated surface until sprays have dried.ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDSThis pesticide is toxic to fish, aquatic invertebrates, and aquatic life stages of amphibians. Do not apply directly to water. Drift and runoff may be hazardous to aquatic organisms in areas near the application site. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment washwaters. This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment on blooming crops or weeds. Do not apply this product or allow it to drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDSROUTES OF ENTRY: Skin, eyes, inhalation, ingestion.SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF EXPOSURE:Active ingredient is a cholinesterase inhibitor of low mammalian toxicity. May cause eye and/or skin irritation. Vapors may irritate eyes. Prolonged skiing and/or eye contact may result in material being absorbed in harmful amounts. Single dose oral toxicity is moderate: however, ingestion of larger amounts may cause serious injury. Inhalation of excessive amounts may cause upper respiratory tract irritation. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, incoordination, drowsiness and unconsciousness.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Any disease, medication, or prior exposure which reduces normal cholinesterase activity may increase the susceptibility to the toxic effect of the active ingredient.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS Repeated exposure to cholinesterase inhibitors may, without warning, cause increased susceptibility to doses of any other cholinesterase inhibitor. Kidney and liver damage is possible from exposure to xylenes over long periods.
Carcinogenicity: Not listed as carcinogen by IARC, NTP and OSHA.
First Aid: INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Consult a physician if symptoms or irritation develops. SKIN: Remove any contaminated clothing. Wash skin with soap and water. Call a physician if irritation persists. Launder clothing before reuse. INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician and/or transport to an emergency facility. EYES: Irrigate immediately and continuously for 15 minutes. Consult a physician. NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: Active ingredient is a cholinesterase inhibitor affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems and producing cardiac and respiratory depression. Atropine sulfate in large doses is an antidote. Two to four mg intravenously or intramuscularly as soon as cyanosis is overcome. Repeat at 5 to 10 minutes intervals until signs of atropinization appear. 2-PAM chloride is a pharmacological antidote and may be administered as an adjunct to, but not a substitute for atropine, which is a symptomatic and often lifesaving antidote. DO NOT GIVE MORPHINE OR TRANQUILIZERS. At first sign of pulmonary edema, the patient should be given supplemental oxygen and treated symptomatically. Continued absorption of Malathion may occur and relapse may occur after initial improvement. Very close supervision of the patient is indicated for at least 48 hours.
Health Rating: N
Flammability Rating: N
Reactivity Rating: N
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Verified Date: 2008-01-02
MSDS Date: 1998-10-27
Handling/Disposal
Handling: Do not take internally. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing. Wash after handling. Do not contaminate water by disposal of equipment washwaters. Store in a cool, dry place out of reach of children and animals.
Disposal: Dispose according to EPA procedures as outlined in RCRA. Follow local and state requirements. This product is toxic to fish, bees, aquatic invertebrates and aquatic life stages of amphibians.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Malathion000121-75-50.5
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-20.5
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