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Product Information
Product Name: Monsanto RT Master Reduced Tillage Herbicide (agricultural)
EPA Registration Code: 524-531
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » grass, weed control/fallow land » Herbicide
Customer Service: 800-225-2883
Date Entered: 2004-02-10
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Monsanto Company
Roundup is marketed by Scotts Co.
Address: P.O. Box 5008
City: San Ramon
State: CA
Zip Code: 94583
Telephone Number: 937-644-0011
Toll Free Number: 800-225-2883
Date Info Verified: 2007-02-07
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, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?)
Health Effects
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Warnings: Warning:
Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals
Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid contact with eyes or clothing.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Potential health effects
Likely routes of exposure: Skin contact, eye contact
Eye contact, short term: Causes temporary eye irritation.
Skin contact, short term: Not expected to produce significant adverse effects when recommended use instructions are followed.
2,4-D acid
INGESTION, short term, intentional misuse:
EYE EFFECTS: narrowed pupils (miosis)
MUSCULOSKELETAL EFFECTS: jerky muscle movements, stiffness (myotonia), muscle injury (rhabdomyolysis), weakness
CARDIOVASCULAR EFFECTS: rapid heart rate (tachycardia), abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac dysrhythmia), decreased heart output (myocardial depression)
AUTONOMIC SYSTEM EFFECTS: increased sweating
NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS: convulsions, disturbance of level of consciousness
LABORATORY EFFECTS-BLOOD CHEMISTRY: mild acidosis, elevated creatinine
LABORATORY EFFECTS-HEPATIC: elevated aspartate aminotransferase/serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (AST/SGOT), elevated alanine aminotransferase/serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (ALT/SGPT), elevated alkaline phosphatase
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
Isopropylamine salt of 2,4-D
Skin contact, prolonged, accidental misuse: skin irritation.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
None given
First Aid: From MSDS
EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush with plenty of water.
If easy to do, remove contact lenses. If there are persistent symptoms, obtain medical advice.
SKIN CONTACT: Wash affected skin with plenty of water. Wash clothes before re-use.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air.
INGESTION: Rinse mouth thoroughly with water. Remove particles from mouth.
Immediately offer water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
If symptoms occur, get medical attention.
ADVICE TO DOCTORS: This product is not an inhibitor of cholinesterase.
ANTIDOTE: Treatment with atropine and oximes is not indicated.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 1
Reactivity Rating: 1
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2002-11-20
Handling: From MSDS Avoid contact with eyes.When using do not eat, drink or smoke.Wash hands thoroughly after handling or contact.Do not contaminate drains, sewers and water ways when disposing of equipment rinse water.Emptied containers retain vapor and product residue.Observe all labeled safeguards until container is cleaned, reconditioned or destroyed.Storage:Compatible materials for storage: stainless steel, aluminum, fiberglass, plastic, glass lining.Incompatible materials for storage: galvanized steel, unlined mild steel.Keep out of reach of children.Keep away from food, drink and animal feed.Keep only in the original container.Shelf life currently under test.
Disposal: From MSDS/LabelMSDS:PRODUCT:Keep out of drains, sewers, ditches and water ways.Recycle if appropriate facilities/equipment available.Burn in special, controlled high temperature incinerator.Dispose of as hazardous industrial waste.Follow all local/regional/national/international regulations.CONTAINER:See the individual container label for disposal information.Triple or pressure rinse empty containers.Pour rinse water into spray tank.Store for collection by approved waste disposal service.Recycle if appropriate facilities/equipment available.Dispose of as non hazardous industrial waste.Emptied containers retain vapor and product residue.Observe all labeled safeguards until container is cleaned, reconditioned or destroyed.Follow all local/regional/national/international regulations.From Label:DISPOSAL: Wastes resulting from the use of this product that cannot be used or chemically reprocessed should be disposed of in a landfill approved for pesticidedisposal in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local procedures, or in such other method as is approved under those procedures. Emptied foil pouch and cardboard box retain vapor and product residue. Observe all labeled safeguards until containers are destroyed. Do not reuse foil pouch or box.Completely use water soluble bags in application equipment. Then dispose of empty foil pouch and cardboard box in a sanitary landfill, or by incineration, or by burning, if allowed by state and local authorities. If burned, stay out of smoke.DISPOSAL AUTHORITIES: If none of the foregoing procedures is permitted by state and local authorities, then contact your State Pesticide or Environmental Control Agency, or your local Hazardous Waste Disposal office, or the Hazardous Waste Representative at the nearest EPA Regional Office for guidance.
Ingredients from (M)SDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Surfactant(s) (unspecified)000000-00-410
2,4-D, isopropylamine salt005742-17-64.2
Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt038641-94-041
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