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Product Name: Dexol Malathion Insect Control
EPA Registration Code: 192-96
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » mites » Insecticide
Pesticides » aphids » Insecticide
Pesticides » flying insects » Insecticide
Pesticides » beetles » Insecticide
Customer Service: 0
Date Entered: 1997-06-10
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer
Manufacturer: Dexol Industries, Now, Value Garden Supply
DBA Value Garden Supply
Address: 9100 West Bloomington Freeway, Suite 113
City: Bloomington
State: MN
Zip Code: 55431
Telephone Number: 888-603-1008
Fax Number: 952-884-6149
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 STATEMENT: HAZARD TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. CAUTION: May be harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Avoid breathing spray mist. Wash thoroughly after use and before eating or smoking. Avoid contaminating of feed and foodstuffs. Do not permit children or pets on the treatment areas until this material has dried completely. Food utensils such as teaspoons and measuring cups should not be used for food purposes after use with pesticide. STATEMENT OF PRACTICAL TREATMENT: Swallowed: Contact a physician or Poison Control Center immediately. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING UNLESS UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION. Product contains xylene range petroleum distillate which may cause aspiration pneumonia. Inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if indicated. Skin: Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected areas with soap and water. Eyes: flush eyes with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists. NOTE TO PHYSICIANS: this product may contain cholinesterase inhibitor. Atropine is antidotal. 2-PAM may be effective as an adjunct to atropine. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: This product is toxic to fish, birds and wildlife. Birds and other wildlife feeding on treatment areas may be killed. Do not apply directly to water. Do not apply when weather ...etc. Do not contaminate water by cleaning of equipment. This pesticide is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residue 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. POISON OR CHEMICAL HAZARDS: Do not use, pour, spill or store near heat or open flame. NOTICE: Buyer assumes all responsibility for use not in accordance with directions.
Bar Code: 0-78493-00182-8
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Inhalation: Prolonged or repeated inhalation exposure to the product vapor or spray mist may be harmful. Eye Contact: The undiluted product is moderately irritating to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision. Skin Contact: The substance is a moderate skin irritant. Skin irritation may include discomfort, redness, swelling, and possibly blistering. If absorbed through the skin, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. Ingestion: Depending upon the amount of product swallowed, this substance can produce signs and symptoms of systemic poisoning. In addition the product contains a petroleum solvent that can directly enter the lungs if it is swallowed (this is called aspiration). This can occur during the act of swallowing or when vomiting the substance. Once in the lungs, the petroleum solvent is very difficult to remove and can cause severe injury to the lungs and death. Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known. Persons with depressed cholinesterase levels or hemolytic anemia, or who are under treatment with morphine, theophylline, aminophylline or phenothiazine drugs may show pronounced effects from exposure to this product.
Comments:
Depending on 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 also 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.

This product contains a petroleum distillate. Depending on the degree of overexposure, the systemic toxicity of the product may be of less concern than the potential clinical complications that can result from aspiration of the petroleum distillate into the lungs if the product is either swallowed or vomited.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
The health effects from chronic exposure are similar to those for acute overexposure (which see).
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
The potential carcinogen status of this substance is not known. None of the components in this product are listed by IARC, NTP, or OSHA as a potential carcinogen.
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 Date: 1997-02-21
Handling/Disposal
Handling: From MSDS
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep in original container and preferably in a locked storage area. Keep away from heat and open flame.

Wear rubber or impervious gloves when handling this product. Wear clothing consistent with good practices for handling and applying pesticides. Wear protective clothing, including long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat, and rubber boots during mixing and loading operations and during application. Wash used clothing before reuse.
Disposal: From MSDS
Partially filled container may be disposed of by securely wrapping original container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash. Do not reuse container. Discard in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Malathion000121-75-550
Solvent naphtha, petroleum, light aromatic064742-95-638
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