BRIGADE GRANULAR HOME GARDEN INSECTICIDE

Australia - English - APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

Active ingredient:
BIFENTHRIN
Available from:
FMC AUSTRALASIA PTY LTD
INN (International Name):
bifenthrin(2g/kg)
Pharmaceutical form:
GRANULAR FORMULATION
Composition:
BIFENTHRIN PYRETHROID Active 2.0 g/kg
Units in package:
200g; 250g; 500g
Class:
A - Agricultural
Manufactured by:
FMC AUSTRALASIA
Therapeutic group:
ANT TRACK OR NEST PEST CONTROL | BUILDINGS - AROUND | GARDEN | LAWN | CHEMICAL SOIL BARRIER | CHEMICAL SOIL TREATMENT ZONES | CO
Therapeutic area:
INSECTICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
AFRICAN BLACK BEETLE | ANT | ARGENTINE STEM WEEVIL | BILL BUG | FLEA | LAWN ARMYWORM | SOD WEBWORM | TICK | ARGENTINE ANT | BILLBUG | CTENOCEPHALIDES SPP. | GRASS CATERPILLAR | GRASS GRUB | GROUND FLEAS | LA PLATA WEEVIL | LAWN CATERPILLAR | PHARAOH ANT
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 0; Withholding period: WHP: N/A; Host/pest details: ANT TRACK OR NEST PEST CONTROL: [ANT, FLEA, TICK]; BUILDINGS - AROUND: [ANT, FLEA, TICK]; GARDEN: [ANT, FLEA, TICK]; LAWN: [AFRICAN BLACK BEETLE, ANT, ARGENTINE STEM WEEVIL, BILL BUG, FLEA, LAWN ARMYWORM, SOD WEBWORM, TICK]; Poison schedule: 0; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: ANT TRACK OR NEST PEST CONTROL: [ANT, FLEA, TICK]; BUILDINGS - AROUND: [ANT, FLEA, TICK]; GARDEN: [ANT, FLEA, TICK]; LAWN: [AFRICAN BLACK BEETLE, ANT, ARGENTINE STEM WEEVIL, BILL BUG, FLEA, LAWN ARMYWORM, SOD WEBWORM, TICK]; Controls ants outside before they get inside, also controls fleas and ticks and lawn pests.
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
52790
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Page 1 of Total 5

Date of Issue: March 2006

MSDS No. FMC/BRIG/2

SECTION 1

IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

Product Name:

BRIGADE

®

GRANULAR INSECTICIDE

Other Names:

Bifenthrin.

Use:

A granular Insecticide for control of certain pests in turf; ants, fleas and

ticks in external surrounds of buildings and structures.

Company:

FMC Australasia Pty Ltd.

Address:

Unit 26, 8 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie, Qld 4172

Telephone Number:

07 3908 9222

Fax Number:

07 3908 9221

Emergency Telephone Number: 1800 033 111 (All hours - Australia wide).

SECTION 2

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classified as hazardous according to criteria of NOHSC Australia.

Not classified as a Dangerous Good according to the ADG Code.

Risk phrases:

No Risk phrases have been established.

(See section 11 on Crystalline silica).

Safety Phrases:

Keep out of reach of children.

Do not breathe dust.

S24/25

Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

SECTION 3

COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredients:

CHEMICAL

CAS NUMBER

PROPORTION

Bifenthrin

82657-04-3

0.2% w/w

Quartz [Silica crystalline]

14808-60-7

> 90% w/w

Other ingredient determined to be non hazardous

< 5% w/w

SECTION 4

FIRST AID MEASURES

FIRST AID

Swallowed:

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone

Australia (13 11 26).

Eye:

If in eyes, hold eyes open and flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If

irritation occurs and persists, obtain medical attention.

Skin:

If on skin or clothing, shake off and then wash skin with soap and water.

Inhaled:

Remove patient to fresh air.

Advice to Doctors: Bifenthrin, the active ingredient in this product is a pyrethroid insecticide.

Bifenthrin

toxic

ingestion

highly

toxic

inhalation.

Gastric

lavage

with

endotracheal tube may be preferred to vomiting. Treatment is otherwise controlled removal of

exposure

followed

symptomatic

supportive.

However,

very

concentration of bifenthrin in this product, symptoms are unlikely to be caused by this product.

Product Name:

BRIGADE GRANULAR

INSECTICIDE

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SECTION 5

FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Specific

Hazard:

Product

slightly

combustible.

support

combustion

elevated

temperatures.

Extinguishing media: Foam, CO

or dry chemical. Soft stream water fog if no alternatives.

Contain all runoff.

Hazards from combustion products: On burning will emit toxic fumes of carbon monoxide,

carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride etc.

Precautions for fire-fighters and special protective equipment: Isolate fire area. Evacuate

downwind. Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus. Do not

breathe or contact smoke, gases or vapours generated.

SECTION 6

ACCIDENTIAL RELEASE MEASURES

Emergency procedures: Isolate and post spill area. Keep out unprotected persons and

animals. Wear prescribed protective clothing and equipment. Large spills should be dyked and

covered to prevent dispersal. Keep material out of streams and sewers. Vacuum, shovel or

pump spilled material into an approved container and if unable to use as directed on the label,

dispose of as listed in section 13.

Material and methods for containment and cleanup procedures: To clean spill area, tools

and equipment, wash with a solution of caustic or soda ash and an appropriate alcohol

(methanol, ethanol or isopropanol). Follow this by washing with a strong soap and water

solution. Absorb any excess liquid and add to drums of waste that cannot be re-used.

Do NOT allow spilled product or wash solution to enter sewers, drains, dams, creeks or any

other waterways.

SECTION 7

HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Ensure containers are kept closed until using product. Avoid

skin and eye contact. Do not breathe dust. When opening the container and using granules,

wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist (or equivalent clothing).

Conditions for Safe Storage: Store in the closed original container, in a cool well ventilated

area, out of direct sunlight. Keep away from domestic pets, especially dogs. If dogs eat the

granules, contact your veterinary surgeon immediately.

SECTION 8

EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

National Exposure Standards:

No NOHSC Australia exposure standard has been established for bifenthrin. The following

standard may apply to the product:

Atmospheric Contaminant

Exposure Standard (TWA)

STEL

Silica Crystalline (quartz)

0.1 mg/m³

a = TWA - Time-weight Average

b = STEL - Short Term Exposure Standard

Biological Limit Values:

No biological limit allocated.

Engineering controls:

Use in a ventilated area only. Ventilate all transport vehicles prior to unloading. Keep containers

close when not in use.

Product Name:

BRIGADE GRANULAR

INSECTICIDE

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Personal Protective equipment (PPE):

Work Clothing: Depending on circumstances encountered, wear long sleeve uniform or

overalls. Launder all clothes before reuse.

Eye Protection: Where potential for dust exists, wear chemical protective goggles or a face

shield.

Respiratory Protection: For dust exposure wear a properly fitted half face or full face air

purifying respirator. Respirator selection is based on airborne concentrations.

Gloves: Wear chemical protective gloves made of materials such as PVC, rubber or neoprene.

Wash the outside of gloves with soap and water prior to removal. Inspect regularly for leaks.

Personal

Hygiene:

Clean

water

should

available

washing

case

skin

contamination. Wash skin before eating, drinking or smoking. Shower at the end of the workday.

SECTION 9

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Tan, solid granules.

Odour:

Slightly musty odour.

Boiling point:

Not available.

Freezing point:

Not available.

Bilk Density:

1.39 g/mL.

Solubility in Water:

Not soluble.

Flammability:

May support combustion at elevated temperatures.

Corrosive hazard:

Non corrosive; compatible with stainless steel, glass & aluminium.

Flashpoint (°C) :

Not applicable - granule.

Flammability Limits (%):

Not established.

Poisons Schedule:

Product is a not a scheduled poison.

SECTION 10

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Product is considered stable in ambient conditions for a period of at least 2 years after

manufacture.

SECTION 11

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Potential Health Effects:

Studies with laboratory animals have shown this product to have low acute toxicity. Ingestion of

large doses of bifenthrin (the active ingredient in this product) by laboratory animals produced

signs of toxicity which included clonic convulsions, tremors and bloody nasal discharge. This

product has only a very low proportion of bifenthrin (0.2%), and these symptoms are unlikely to be

caused by this product.

Acute

Swallowed:

This product has low oral toxicity. Acute Oral LD

(rat) > 5000 mg/kg.

Eye:

Non-irritating to the eye. Excessive exposure to granules may cause irritation to

the eyes. This product contains a granular material (sand) that may cause

mechanical irritation to the eyes.

Skin:

Non-irritating to the skin. Acute Dermal LD

(rabbit) > 2000 mg/kg.

Inhaled:

As this product is a granule it is unlikely to be an inhalation hazard.

Chronic: No data available on this formulation. In studies with laboratory animals, Bifenthrin

Technical (the active ingredient in this product) did not cause teratogenicity or reproductive

toxicity. Tremors were associated with repeated exposure of dogs, rats, rabbits, and mice to

bifenthrin. The overall results from a battery of genotoxicity studies indicate that bifenthrin is

not considered to be genotoxic. Ames test results were negative.

Product Name:

BRIGADE GRANULAR

INSECTICIDE

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SECTION 11

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION (Continued)

Crystalline silica - also known as silicon dioxide (SiO

) - is the basic component of sand,

quartz and granite rock and is found in varying proportions in aggregates, sand, mortar,

concrete and stone, and is also in the air and the soil. Processes which may give rise to

airborne

concentrations

crystalline

silica

dust

include

hard

rock

mining,

excavation,

tunnelling

earthworks,

construction,

foundry

operations,

ceramics

production,

stone

works, refractory brick production, abrasive blasting, agricultural ploughing and harvesting,

and the production of asphalt, agricultural chemicals, abrasives, glass and paint. If the dust

given off from working with these materials is fine enough to be breathed into the lungs, it is

termed "respirable". Certain exposures to crystalline silica can cause serious harm to human

health. Prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause silicosis.

NOHSC have classified crystalline silica as a hazardous substance, but have not given a

classification and have not allocated Risk phrases for this substance.

SECTION 12

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Environmental Toxicology: Bifenthrin is highly toxic to fish and aquatic arthropods with LC

values ranging from 0.0038 µg/L to 17.8 µg/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 molluscs at its limit of water solubility. Bifenthrin is only slightly toxic to

both waterfowl and upland game birds (LC

values range from 1800 mg/kg to > 2,150 mg/kg).

Physical/Environmental Properties: No data is available on Brigade Granular Insecticide. The

active ingredient, bifenthrin (0.2%), degrades at a moderate rate in soils (t½ = 50 to 205 days),

and more rapidly on the surface of bare soils (t½ = 7 to 62 days). Bifenthrin is tightly bound in

most

soils

extremely

water

solubility.

Bifenthrin

highly

toxic

aquatic

organisms.

SECTION 13

DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Spills & Disposal: In the case of spillage contain spilled material by dyking. Dispose of waste

as indicated below or according to the Australian Standard 2507 - Storage and Handling of

Pesticides. Wear prescribed protective clothing and equipment. Keep material out of streams

and sewers. Vacuum, shovel or pump waste into an approved drum. To decontaminate spill

area, tools and equipment, wash with a suitable solution (ie organic solvent, detergent, bleach

or caustic) and add the solution to the drums of wastes already collected. Label for contents.

Dispose of drummed wastes, including decontamination solution, in accordance with the

requirements of Local or State Waste Management Authorities.

Dangerous to Fish: Do NOT allow spilled product or wash solution to enter sewers, drains, dams,

creeks or any other waterways.

Puncture, shred or bury empty containers in a local authority landfill. If not available bury the

containers below 500 mm in a disposal pit specifically marked and set up for this purpose

clear of waterways, vegetation and roots. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

SECTION 14

TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Road & Rail Transport: Brigade Granular Insecticide is not classified as Dangerous Goods

under the Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail.

Product Name:

BRIGADE GRANULAR

INSECTICIDE

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SECTION 14

TRANSPORT INFORMATION (Continued)

Marine and Air Transport: Brigade Granular Insecticide is a Marine Pollutant according to

International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and the International Air Transport

Association (IATA). If transporting by sea or air the following Dangerous Goods Classification

applies:

UN 3077, Class 9 (Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods), Packing Group

, Proper Shipping

Name ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (Contains 0.2%

bifenthrin).

SECTION 15

REGULATORY INFORMATION

Classified as a hazardous substance according to criteria of NOHSC Australia, but no

classification or risk phrases have been established.

Under the Standard for Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (SUSDP No. 20), this

product is a not a scheduled poison.

This product is registered under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994.

Product Registration No. 52791.

Product is not classified as a Dangerous Good according to the ADG Code (6

Ed).

Product is classified as a Dangerous Good according to International Maritime Dangerous

Goods (IMDG) Code and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

SECTION 16

OTHER INFORMATION

Issue Date:

13 March 2006 (revised to 16 section format, updated exposure standard, new

company name and corrected minor typographical errors).

Key to abbreviations and acronyms used in this MSDS:

Genotoxic

Capable of causing damage to genetic material, such as DNA.

Oedema

Accumulation of fluid in tissues.

ADG Code

Australian Dangerous Goods Code (for the transport of dangerous goods by

Road and Rail).

NOHSC

National Occupational Health and Safety Commission.

Personal protective equipment.

References

“Search Hazardous Substances”. HSIS NOHSC Australia website. (2006).

“Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances” 3rd Ed. NOHSC Australia.

[NOHSC:1008 (2004)]. October 2004.

This MSDS summarises our best knowledge of the health and safety hazard information of the product

and how to safely handle and use the product in the workplace. Each user should read this MSDS and

consider the information in the context of how the product will be handled and used in the workplace

including in conjunction with other products.

If clarification or further information is needed to ensure that an appropriate risk assessment can be

made, the user should contact this company.

End MSDS

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