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Product Name: Ortho Bug Geta Plus Snail, Slug & Insect Killer-Old Product
EPA Registration Code: 239-2514G
Form: granules
Product Category: Landscape/Yard » slug/snails » Insecticide
Pesticides » slug/snail » Molluscicide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 2003-01-01
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Manufacturer: Ortho Group, The
Marketed by Scotts Co.
Address: P.O. Box 190
City: Marysville
State: OH
Zip Code: 43040
Telephone Number: 888-295-0671
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2008-01-09
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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, (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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: - CAUSES EYE IRRITATION - MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED - AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES, SKIN OR CLOTHING - AVOID BREATHING DUST - KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS EYES: This substance is slightly irritating to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, redness, swelling, and blurred vision. SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause prolonged or significant skin irritation. If absorbed through the skin, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. INGESTION: Signs and symptoms may be delayed several hours following ingestion. Depending upon the dose, initial effects may be associated with gastrointestinal irritation, e.g. increased salivation, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Other signs and symptoms may include elevated body temperature, mental confusion, muscle cramps and tremors, loss of consciousness, convulsions and coma. In case of severe poisoning, death may be due to cyanosis and respiratory failure. There may also be some liver and kidney involvement and recovery may take several weeks. INHALATION: The systemic toxicity of this substance has not been determined. However, it should be practically non-toxic to internal organs if inhaled. This hazard evaluation is based on data from similar materials. Breathing the dust may be irritating to the respiratory tract. ACUTE EFFECTS: This product contains a methyl carbamate insecticide which is a reversible inhibitor of the enzyme, cholinesterase. Signs and symptoms which may be seen, usually within 12 hours following overexposure, include, but are not limited to, headache, dizziness, weakness, constriction of the pupil of the eye, blurred or dark vision, excessive salivation or nasal discharge, profuse sweating, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting. Incontinence, unconsciousness and convulsions indicate severe poisoning. Severe poisoning may result in respiratory depression and cardiac arrest. TARGET ORGANS: Carbaryl is a inhibitor of the cholinesterase enzyme, found in nervous tissue, red blood cells, and plasma.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS Carbaryl has been associated with the development of tumors in high dose groups in both rats and mice in lifetime feeding studies. In the rat and mouse chronic studies, the NOEL (no observable effect level) for oncogenic findings was 7500 and 10
First Aid: From MSDS EYES: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eyes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. SKIN: If on skin or clothing, take of contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice. INGESTION: If swallowed, call a poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip glass of water if able to swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to by a poison control center or doctor. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. INHALATION: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control center or doctor for further treatment advice. NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: In severe poisoning, measurement of blood cholinesterase activity may be used in monitoring exposure, but may not be reliable detectors of carbamate poisoning because enzyme activities may revert to normal within minutes or hours of exposure. If signs and/or symptoms of cholinesterase inhibition appear, atropine sulfate is antidotal.
Health Rating: 1
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: 1996-10-10
Handling: From MSDS Keep pesticide in original container. Avoid contamination of feed and foodstuffs. Store in a secure cool, dry place.
Disposal: From MSDS Securely wrap partially filled or empty container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash. Do not reuse container.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Metaldehyde [BSI:ISO]000108-62-32
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-2~93
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