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Product Name: Repel Hunters' Insect Repellent with Earth Scent, 55 Percent DEET
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » mosquito, flies » Insect Repellent
Customer Service: 0
Date Entered: 2005-01-14
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Manufacturer: Spectrum Brands
Address: 601 Rayovac Drive
City: Madison
State: WI
Zip Code: 53744
Telephone Number: 608-275-3340
Toll Free Number: 800-566-7899
Date Info Verified: 2015-02-18
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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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Warnings: Keep out of reach of children.
Precautionary Statements: Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals.
WARNING: Causes substantial but temporary eye injury. Do not get in eyes. Harmful if swallowed. Use of this product may cause skin reactions in rare cases. Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet.

FLAMMABLE. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flame.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
Health Hazard Data

Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation, eye, skin contact and ingestion.
Systemic & Other Effects: May cause CNS disturbances. There have been a handful of isolated cases of adverse systemic effects associated with excessive expose to DEET. Most of these cases have involved long-term high dosage use of DEET on children.

Acute Inhalation: Vapors and mist may irritate the nose and throat. Inhalation of higher concentrations may cause headaches, nausea, coma and other central nervous system effects including death.
Eye Contact: Causes moderate eye irritation. Liquid and mist can severely irritate or damage the eyes and cause corneal burns.
Skin Contact: May cause skin irritation in rare cases. Do not apply over cuts, wounds or irritated skin.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Swallowing large amounts causes headaches, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea and perhaps unconsciousness. Ingestion of ethyl alcohol may be fatal. Small amounts aspirated into respiratory system during ingestion or vomiting may cause mild to severe pulmonary injury possibly progressing to death.

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Persons with pre-existing skin disorder, eye problems or impaired respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of this substance.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Ingredients listed by NTP, OSHA or IARC as Carcinogens or Potential Carcinogens: None
First Aid: From MSDS
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.
Skin: Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control center or doctor for treatment advice.
Eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then continue rinsing eye.
Oral: Call poison control center or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able swallow. Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by the poison control center or doctor. Do not give anything by
mouth to an unconscious person.
Health Rating: 1
Flammability Rating: 3
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 Verified Date: 2007-12-12
MSDS Date: 2002-11-07
Handling: From MSDS
Store in cool, dry location away from fire, flame or sparks. Do not spray on face. Avoid excess inhalation. Do not take internally. Keep out of reach of children. Read and follow directions on product label. Good practice requires that gross amounts of any chemical be removed from the skin as practical, especially before eating or smoking.
Disposal: From MSDS
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage and disposal. If empty: Do not reuse this container. Place in trash or offer for recycling if available. If partly filled: Call your local solid waste agency (or 1-800-CLEANUP) for disposal instructions. Never place unused product down any indoor or outdoor drain.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Ethanol/SD Alcohol 40000064-17-5<45
Polymer(s) (unspecified)999999-81-6<5
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