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Product Information
Product Name: Ortho Houseplant & Garden Insect Killer
EPA Registration Code: 239-2668B
Form: liquid
Product Category: Pesticides » home garden » Insecticide
Pesticides » houseplants » Insecticide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 2001-06-26
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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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS

EYES: This substance may cause moderate eye irritation.
SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause skin irritation and is only slightly toxic if absorbed through the skin.
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: Overexposure to the spray mist may be irritating to the respiratory tract. If inhaled, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS
NEUROTOXICITY: Bifenthrin has not been associated with delayed peripheral neuropathy. Overexposure to pyrethroids results in a transient disruption in the depolarization of nerve membranes by interfering with the closing of the sodium channels. Signs of overexposure may be displayed by tremors, muscle fasciculations, ataxia, spasms, hyperexcitability, hyperactivity and convulsions. Localized skin contact with bifenthrin may result in temporary burning, tingling or numbness sensations.

TERATOGENICITY: Bifenthrin is not considered to be a teratogen (a substance that causes birth defects).
REPRODUCTIVE TOXIN: Bifenthrin is not considered to cause adverse reproductive effects.
MUTAGENICITY: The results of a series of mutation testing indicate that bifenthrin has a low order of mutagenic potential.
Carcinogenicity: From MSDS
Mouse lifetime feeding study - high dose males - demonstrated an increase in urinary bladder hemangiopericytomas. There was no evidence of increased tumors in the other male or female mice dose levels.
First Aid: From MSDS
EYES: IF IN EYES: Flush eyes with plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
SKIN: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In case of medical emergencies involving this product, call day or night, 1-800-225-2883.
Health Rating: 0
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: 2001-06-26
Handling: From MSDS
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Store in cool dry place, preferably in a locked storage area and avoid excess heat. Keep pesticide in original container.

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: In soil, bifenthrin is stable over a wide pH range and degrades at a slow rate which is governed by soil characteristics. Bifenthrin will also persist in aquatic sediments. Bifenthrin has a high Log POW (>6.0), a high affinity for organic matter, and is not mobile in soil. Therefore, there is little potential for movement into ground water. There is the potential for bifenthrin to bioconcentrate (BCF = 11,750).

ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: Bifenthrin is highly toxic to fish and aquatic arthropods and LC50 values range from 0.0038ug/L to 17.8 ug/L. In general, the aquatic arthropods are the most sensitive species. Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the aquatic environment. Bifenthrin had no effect on mollusks at its limit of water solubility. Bifenthrin is only slightly toxic to both waterfowl and upland game birds (LD50 values range from 1800 mg/kg to >2150 mg/kg).
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 container. Wrap empty container in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
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