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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Home Orchard Spray
EPA Registration Code: 239-568
Form: powder
Product Category: Pesticides » trees, fruit » Fungicide
Customer Service: 800-225-2883
Date Entered: 2001-05-08
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Solaris Group, The
All Solaris products acquired by Ortho Group of Scotts Company
Address: P.O. Box 5008
City: San Ramon
State: CA
Zip Code: 94583
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2003-01-01
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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EYES: Immediately hold eyelids open and flush eyes with fresh water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses if worn. Get medical attention immediately.
SKIN: No first aid procedures are required. As a precaution, wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Remove and wash contaminated clothing.
INGESTION: If swallowed, give water or milk to drink and telephone for medical advice. Consult medical personnel before inducing vomiting. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then take the person and product container to the nearest medical emergency treatment center or hospital.
INHALATION: If respiratory discomfort or irritation occurs, move the person to fresh air. See a doctor if discomfort or irritation continues.
NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: This material contains a cholinesterase inhibitor. Measurement of blood cholinesterase activity may be useful in monitoring exposure. If signs of cholinesterase inhibition appear, atropine sulfate is antidotal. 2-PAM (PROTOPAM) is also antidotal and may be used in conjunction with atropine but should not be used alone.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Medical Information: Call day or night, 1-800-454-2333.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS
EYES: This substance is a severe eye irritant and could cause permanent damage to your eyes and blindness. The degree of the injury will depend on the amount of material that gets into the eye and the speed and thoroughness of the first aid treatment. Symptoms of overexposure may include discomfort, irritation and redness, 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. See Toxicological Information, section 11.
INGESTION: This substance is slightly toxic to internal organs if swallowed. The degree of injury will depend on the amount absorbed from the gut.
INHALATION: Breathing the vapor may be irritating to the respiratory tract. If inhaled, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. Read the Toxicological Information section (11) of this document for more information.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
NEUROTOXICITY: Malathion has not demonstrated the potential to produce organophosphate induced delayed neuropathy. Results of chicken neurotoxicity studies were negative.
TERATOGENICITY: There are no scientific findings or results of teratology studies that support the components in this product causing birth defects. Captan has been studied in 4 species including the monkey, for a total of 17 investigations.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXIN: The components in this product are not considered to be reproductive toxins. Results of both one and three generation Captan rat reproduction studies were negative. The NOEL's for the two studies regarding systemic toxicity was 12.5 mg/kg/dy.
MUTAGENICITY: The components in this product are not considered to be mutagens.
GENERAL COMMENTS: This product contains an organic phosphorus insecticide which inhibits the enzyme cholinesterase. Signs and symptoms which may be seen, usually within 12 hours following overexposure, may include, but may not be 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. In untreated severe poisoning, respiratory depression or cardiac arrest may be fatal. Repeated exposure may result in depletion of cholinesterase. Additional slight exposure may result in signs and symptoms. Note to Physician: Measurement of blood cholinesterase activity may be useful in monitoring exposure. If signs of cholinesterase inhibition appear, atropine sulfate is antidotal. 2-PAM (PROTOPAM) is also antidotal and may be used in conjunction with atropine but should not be used alone. This product contains an organochlorine insecticide. Chronic intoxication following prolonged or continued exposures may result in fainting, muscle spasms, tremors, or loss of weight.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
CARCINOGENICITY COMMENTS: There is no evidence to support that the components in this product are carcinogens. Although the product contains Captan, results of a lifetime feeding study demonstrated an increased incidence in intestinal tumors when the chemical was fed in the daily lifetime diet of mice at high dose levels of 6,000 and 16,000 ppm. The dose of Captan had to be sufficient to overwhelm the animals' detoxification mechanism. It is important to note that mammals rapidly detoxify Captan, such that ingestion of low dietary dose levels would not be absorbed into the systemic circulation. Results of three rat chronic investigations were negative when Captan was administered in the daily diet at dose levels of 2,000 ppm.
Methoxychlor and malathion were negative in the toxicology chronic feeding studies.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 0
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: 1996-10-24
Handling: From MSDS
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Keep pesticide in original container. Do not put concentrate or dilute into food or drink containers. Avoid contamination of feed, foodstuffs. Store in a cool dry place, preferably in a locked storage area. Do not store diluted spray.

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: No data available.
ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: This 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.
Disposal: From MSDS
The Solaris Group is committed to responsible environmental practices and recommends that all of the product be used up, carefully following all label directions and precautions.
If necessary to dispose of partially filled product container, then securely wrap it in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash.
EMPTY CONTAINER: Do not reuse empty container. Discard container in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Captan000133-06-214 .7
Magnesium carbonate000546-93-0
Kaolin clay001332-58-7
Silica, amorphous (Diatomaceous silica)007631-86-9
Inert ingredients (unspecified)999999-00-262.8
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