GLYFOS ENVISION HERBICIDE

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

Active ingredient:
GLYPHOSATE PRESENT AS THE ISOPROPYLAMINE SALT
Available from:
OSPRAY PTY LTD
Class:
AgChem
Therapeutic group:
AGRICULTURAL AREA - GENERAL | AGRICULTURAL/FARM BUILDINGS | AQUATIC WEED CONTROL | AVOCADO | BANANA | BLUEBERRY | BRUSH AND WOOD
Therapeutic area:
HERBICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
AFRICAN BOXTHORN | AFRICAN LOVEGRASS | ALLIGATOR WEED | AMARANTH OR AMARANTHUS | AMSINCKIA,YELLOW BURRWEED OR BURR GRASS | ANNUAL OR WIMMERA RYEGRASS | ANNUAL PHALARIS | ANNUAL WEEDS | ARTICHOKE THISTLE | AUSTRALIAN BLUEBELL - W. STRICTA | BAMBOO | BARLEY GRASS | BARNYARD OR WATER GRASS | BATHURST BURR | BENT GRASS - AGROSTIS SPP. | BITOU BUSH OR BONESEED | BLACKBERRY | BLADDER KETMIA | BLADY GRASS | BRACKEN | BROME GRASS | BROWN BEETLE GRASS - DIPLACHNE SPP. | BULLICH | BURR MEDIC | CALIFORNIAN THISTLE | CALTROP OR YELLOW VINE | CAMEL OR AFGHAN MELON | CAMPHOR LAUREL | CANARY GRASS | CAPEWEED | CARPET GRASS | CAT'S EAR OR FLATWEED | CEREAL - SELF-SOWN | CHICKWEED | CHINESE SCRUB | COBBLER'S PEGS | COCKSFOOT | COMMON HELIOTROPE | COMMON REED OR PHRAGMITES | COUCH | CROFTON WEED | CUDWEED | CUMBUNGI | DEADNETTLE | DOCK - SEEDLING | ENGLISH COUCH OR ROPE TWITCH | EUCALYPTUS | FLOODED GUM | FUMITORY | FURZE OR GORSE | GHOST GUM | GLYCERIA OR REED SWEET GRASS | GROUND OR ANNUAL GROUND CHERRY | GROUNDSEL BUSH | GU
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
53791
Authorization date:
2001-02-08

ProductName: Glyfos Envision™ Herbicide

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Section 1 - Identification ofChemical Product and Company

OsprayPtyLtd Phone: 07 4685 2441 (BH)

50 Middleton Rd Freecall 1800 624 597

Cottonvale Qld 4375 www.ospray.com.au

Substance: Water solutionof ingredients.

Trade Name: Glyfos Envision™ Herbicide

Product Use: Agricultural herbicide for use asdescribed on the product label.

Creation Date: May,2009

This version issued: May,2009

Section 2 - Hazards Identification

Statement of Hazardous Nature

This productis classifiedas:Hazardous accordingto the criteriaof ASCC Australia.

Not a Dangerous Good according to theAustralian DangerousGoods (ADG) Code.

Risk Phrases:R36/38. Irritating to eyes and skin.

SafetyPhrases:S23, S24/25, S36/37.Do not breathe spray mists. Avoid contact with skinand eyes. Wear suitable

protective clothing and gloves.

SUSDP Classification:S5

ADG Classification:None allocated.Not a Dangerous Good under the ADG Code.

UN Number:Noneallocated

Emergency Overview

Physical Description & Colour: Clear green solution.

Odour:Odourless to mildamine odour.

Major Health Hazards:Glyphosate is practically nontoxic by ingestion and skinabsorption,with a reportedacute

oral LD

of 5600 mg/kg in the rat. Glyphosate isreportedly notirritating to the skin of rabbits, and does not induce

skin sensitization in guineapigs. It doescause eye irritation in rabbits. Some formulationsmay cause much more

extreme irritation of the skin or eyes. Ina number of human volunteers, patch tests produced no visibleskin changes

or sensitization. Product is irritating to eyes and skin.

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation

Short TermExposure:Available data indicates that this product isnot harmful. However product is believed to be

mildly irritating, but unlikelyto cause anything more than mild discomfort.

Long Term Exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term inhalation.

Skin Contact:

Short TermExposure:Available data indicates that this product is not harmful. It should present no hazards in

normal use. However product is askin irritant. Symptomsmay include itchinessand reddeningof contacted skin.

Othersymptoms may also become evident, but all should disappear once exposure has ceased.

Long Term Exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term skin exposure.

Eye Contact:

Short TermExposure:This product isan eye irritant. Symptoms may includestingingand reddening of eyes and

watering which may become copious. Other symptomsmayalsobecome evident. Ifexposure isbrief, symptoms

should disappear once exposure hasceased. However, lengthy exposure ordelayed treatment may causepermanent

damage.

Long Term Exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term eye exposure.

Ingestion:

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Short TermExposure:Significant oral exposure isconsideredto be unlikely. However, thisproduct isan oral

irritant. Symptoms may include burning sensation and reddeningof skin in mouthand throat. Other symptomsmay

also becomeevident, but all should disappear once exposure hasceased.

Long Term Exposure:No data for health effectsassociatedwith long term ingestion.

Carcinogen Status:

ASCC:No significant ingredient isclassified ascarcinogenic by ASCC.

NTP:No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by NTP.

IARC:No significant ingredient isclassified ascarcinogenic by IARC.

Section 3 - Composition/Information on Ingredients

Ingredients CAS No Conc,% TWA (mg/m 3 ) STEL (mg/m 3 )

Glyphosate, isopropylaminesalt 38641-94-0 36 * not set not set

Other non hazardous ingredients secret <10 not set not set

Water 7732-18-5 to 100 not set not set

* This value isthe glyphosate content; the saltis present at a somewhat higher concentration.

This isa commercial product whose exact ratio of components may vary slightly. Minor quantities of other non

hazardousingredients arealso possible.

The TWA exposure value is the average airborne concentrationof aparticular substance when calculatedover a normal 8 hourworking dayfor a 5

dayworkingweek. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) is anexposure value thatmaybe equalled (but should notbe exceeded) forno longer

than 15 minutesand should not berepeatedmorethan 4 times perday.There should be at least 60minutes betweensuccessive exposures at the

STEL. The term"peak "is usedwhen the TWA limit, because of therapid action of the substance, shouldnever be exceeded, evenbriefly.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

General Information:

You should call The Poisons Information Centre if youfeel that you may have been poisoned, burned orirritated by

this product. The number is13 1126 fromanywhere inAustralia (0800 764 766 inNew Zealand) and is available at all

times.Have thisMSDS withyou when you call.

Inhalation:If irritation is experienced, remove victimfrom areaandallow to breath fresh air. If irritationpersists, call

a doctor or poisons information centre.

Skin Contact:Wash gently and thoroughly with warm water (usenon-abrasivesoap if necessary) for 10-20 minutes

or until product is removed.Underrunning water, remove contaminated clothing,shoes and leather goods (e.g.

watchbands and belts) and completely decontaminate them before reuse ordiscard. Ifirritation persists, repeat

flushingandseekmedicalattention.

Eye Contact:Immediately flush the contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gentlyflowing water for 20 minutes oruntil

the product is removed, while holding the eyelid(s) open.Take carenot to rinsecontaminatedwater into the

unaffectedeye or onto theface. Obtainmedical attention immediately. Take special care if exposed personis wearing

contact lenses.

Ingestion:If swallowed, doNOT induce vomiting. Wash mouth with water and contact a Poisons Information

Centre, or calla doctor.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

Fire and Explosion Hazards: Thereis no risk ofan explosionfrom this product under normal circumstances if it is

involved in a fire.

Only small quantities of decomposition productsare expected fromthis products at temperaturesnormallyachievedin

a fire. This willonly occur after heating todryness.

Fire decomposition products from this product are likely tobe harmful if inhaled. Takesuitableprotective measures.

Extinguishing Media:Not Combustible. Use extinguishing media suited to burning materials.

Fire Fighting:If a significant quantity of this productisinvolved ina fire, call thefire brigade.

Flash point: Doesnot burn.

Upper FlammabilityLimit: Doesnot burn.

Lower FlammabilityLimit: Doesnot burn.

Autoignitiontemperature: Not applicable - does not burn.

Flammability Class: Doesnot burn.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

Accidental release:In the event of a majorspill, prevent spillage from entering drainsor water courses. Wear full

protective clothing includingeye/face protection. Allskin areas should be covered. See belowunder Personal

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Protectionregarding Australian Standards relating to personal protective equipment. Suitable materials for protective

clothinginclude rubber, PVC. Eye/face protective equipmentshould comprise asa minimum,protective goggles. If

there is asignificant chance that vapours or mists arelikely to buildup in the cleanup area, we recommendthat you

use a respirator. It should befitted with a type G cartridge,suitablefor agricultural chemicals. Otherwise, not normally

necessary.

Stop leak if safe to do so, and containspill. Absorb onto sand, vermiculite orother suitable absorbent material. If spill

is too large or if absorbent material isnot available, try tocreate adike to stopmaterialspreading orgoinginto drains

or waterways. Sweep up and shovel orcollect recoverable product into labelledcontainers for recycling orsalvage,

and disposeof promptly. Recyclecontainers wherever possible after careful cleaning. Refer to product label for

specific instructions. After spills, wash area preventingrunoff from entering drains. If a significant quantity ofmaterial

enters drains, advise emergencyservices. Full detailsregarding disposal of usedcontainers, spillage and unused

material maybe found onthe label. If there is any conflict betweenthis MSDS and the label, instructionsonthe label

prevail. Ensure legality of disposal by consulting regulationsprior todisposal. Thoroughly launder protectiveclothing

beforestorage or re-use. Advise laundryof nature of contamination whensendingcontaminated clothing tolaundry.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling:Keep exposureto this product to a minimum, and minimise the quantities kept in work areas. Check

Section 8 of this MSDS for details of personal protectivemeasures,and make sure that those measures arefollowed.

The measuresdetailed below under "Storage" shouldbe followed during handling in order tominimise risks to

personsusing the productin the workplace. Also, avoidcontact or contamination of productwith incompatible

materials listed in Section 10.

Storage:This product is aScheduled Poison. Observe all relevantregulationsregardingsale, transport and storage

of this schedule of poison.Store in the closed original container ina dry, cool,well-ventilated area out of direct

sunlight. Make sure that the product does not come into contactwith substances listed under"Incompatibilities" in

Section 10. Some liquid preparationssettle or separateon standingand may require stirringbefore use. Check

packaging - there may be further storage instructionson the label.

Section 8 - Exposure Controlsand Personal Protection

The followingAustralian Standards will provide general advice regarding safety clothing and equipment:

Respiratory equipment:AS/NZS 1715, Protective Gloves:AS 2161, Industrial Clothing:AS2919, Industrial Eye

Protection:AS1336andAS/NZS 1337, Occupational ProtectiveFootwear:AS/NZS2210.

ASCCExposure Limits TWA (mg/m 3

) STEL (mg/m 3

)

Exposure limits have not been established by ASCC for any of the significant ingredients in thisproduct.

The ADI forGlyphosate is set at 0.3mg/kg/day. ThecorrespondingNOEL issetat 30mg/kg/day. ADI means

AcceptableDaily Intake and NOEL means No-observable-effect-level. Valuestaken from Australian ADI List, Dec

2008.

No special equipment is usually neededwhenoccasionallyhandlingsmall quantities. The following instructions are

for bulk handling or where regularexposure in an occupational setting occurswithout propercontainment systems.

Ventilation:No special ventilation requirements arenormally necessary for thisproduct. Howevermake sure that

the work environment remainsclean andthat vapours and mists are minimised.

Eye Protection:Protective glasses or gogglesshould be wornwhenthis product is beingused. Failure to protect

your eyes may cause themharm. Emergency eye wash facilities arealso recommended in an area close to where

this product is beingused.

Skin Protection:Preventskincontact by wearing impervious gloves,clothesand, preferably, apron. Make sure that

all skin areasare covered. See belowfor suitable material types.

Protective Material Types:We suggest that protective clothingbemade from the following materials:rubber,

PVC.

Respirator:Usually, no respiratoris necessary whenusing this product. However, if you have any doubts consult

the AustralianStandard mentioned above.Otherwise,not normallynecessary.

Eyebaths oreyewashstations and safety deluge showersshould be provided near to where this product is being

used.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties:

Physical Description & colour: Clear green solution.

Odour: Odourless tomild amine odour.

Boiling Point: Approximately 100°C at 100kPa.

Freezing/Melting Point:Approximately 0°C.

Volatiles: Water component.

Vapour Pressure: 2.37 kPa at 20°C(watervapour pressure).

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Vapour Density:No data.

Specific Gravity:1.17 approx

Water Solubility: Completely soluble inwater.

pH:5.0-5.3

Volatility:No data.

Odour Threshold:No data.

Evaporation Rate:No data.

Coeff Oil/water Distribution: No data

Autoignition temp: Not applicable - does not burn.

Section 10 - Stabilityand Reactivity

Reactivity:This product isunlikely to react ordecompose undernormal storage conditions. However, if you have

any doubts, contact the supplier for advice onshelf life properties.

Conditions to Avoid:Store in the closed original container in a dry,cool, well-ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

Incompatibilities:strongacids, strongbases, strong oxidising agents.

Fire Decomposition:Only small quantities of decomposition products are expected from this productsat

temperaturesnormally achieved in a fire. This will onlyoccur afterheating to dryness. Carbondioxide, andif

combustionis incomplete, carbon monoxide andsmoke. Nitrogenand its compounds, and undersome

circumstances, oxides of nitrogen. Occasionally hydrogen cyanidegas. Water. Carbonmonoxide poisoningproduces

headache, weakness, nausea, dizziness, confusion, dimness of vision, disturbance of judgment, and

unconsciousness followedby coma and death.

Polymerisation:This product will not undergo polymerisation reactions.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

Toxicity: An information profile for Glyphosate is available at http://extoxnet.orst.edu/pips/ghindex.html

Acute toxicity:Oral LD

valuesfor glyphosate are greater than 10,000 mg/kg inmice, rabbits, and goats. The

toxicities of the technical acid (glyphosate) and the formulated product arenearly the same. It is practically nontoxic

by skin exposure, with reported dermal LD

values of greaterthan5000 mg/kg for the acid and isopropylamine salt.

The reported 4-hour rat inhalation LC

valuesfor the technical acidand salts were 5 to 12 mg/L , indicatingmoderate

toxicity via this route. Someformulationsmay show highacute inhalation toxicity. While it does contain aphosphatyl

functional group, it is not structurally similar to organophosphate pesticideswhich contain organophosphate esters,

and it does not significantlyinhibit cholinesterase activity.

Chronic toxicity:Studies of glyphosatelastingup to2 years, havebeen conducted with rats, dogs, mice, and

rabbits, andwith few exceptions noeffects were observed. For example, in a chronic feedingstudy with rats, no toxic

effects were observed inrats given doses ashigh as400 mg/kg/day. Also, no toxic effectswere observedin a chronic

feedingstudywith dogs fed up to 500 mg/kg/day, the highest dosetested.

Reproductiveeffects:Laboratory studies showthat glyphosate produces reproductive changes in test animals very

rarely and thenonly at very high doses (over 150 mg/kg/day). It is unlikely that the compoundwould produce

reproductiveeffects in humans.

Teratogenic effects:In a teratology study with rabbits, no developmentaltoxicity was observed in the foetusesat the

highest dosetested (350 mg/kg/day). Glyphosate does not appear tobe teratogenic.

Mutagenic effects:Glyphosate mutagenicity and genotoxicity assayshave beennegative. It appears that glyphosate

is not mutagenic.

Carcinogenic effects:Rats given oraldoses of up to400 mg/kg/day did not show any signs of cancer, nor did dogs

given oral dosesof up to 500 mg/kg/day or mice fed glyphosate at doses of up to4500 mg/kg/day. It appears that

glyphosate isnot carcinogenic.

Organ toxicity:Some microscopic liverand kidney changes, but noobservable differencesinfunction or toxic

effects, havebeenseenafter lifetime administration ofglyphosate totest animals.

Fate in humans and animals:Glyphosate is poorlyabsorbed fromthe digestive tract and islargely excreted

unchanged bymammals.At 10 days after treatment, there were only minute amounts in the tissues of ratsfed

glyphosate for 3 weeks. Cows, chickens,and pigsfed small amounts of glyphosate had undetectable levels(less than

0.05 ppm) in muscle tissueand fat. Levels in milk and eggs were also undetectable (less than0.025 ppm).

Glyphosate has nosignificant potential to accumulate in animal tissue.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

This product isbiodegradable. It will notaccumulate in the soil orwater orcause long term problems.

Effects on birds:Glyphosate is not harmful to wild birds. The dietary LC

in both mallards andbobwhite quail is

greaterthan4500 ppm.

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Effects on aquatic organisms:Technical glyphosate acid ispractically nontoxicto fish andmay be slightlytoxic to

aquaticinvertebrates. Thereported 96-hour LC

values for other aquaticspecies include greater than 10mg/L in

Atlantic oysters, 934 mg/L in fiddler crab, and 281 mg/Lin shrimp. The 48-hour LC

for glyphosate in Daphnia (water

flea), an important food source for freshwater fish, is 780mg/L. Some formulations may be more toxic to fish and

aquaticspecies due to differencesin toxicity betweenthesalts andthe parent acid orto surfactants usedin the

formulation. There isa verylow potentialfor the compound tobuild upin the tissues of aquaticinvertebrates or other

aquaticorganisms.

Effects on other organisms:Glyphosate is nontoxicto honeybees. Its oral anddermal LD

is greaterthan 0.1 mg/

bee. The reported contact LC

values for earthwormsin soil are greaterthan 5000 ppm for both the glyphosate

trimethylsulfonium salt andformulated product.

Environmental Fate:

Breakdown insoil and groundwater:Glyphosate is moderately persistent insoil, with an estimated average half-life

of 47 days. Reported field half-livesrange from 1 to 174 days.It is strongly adsorbed to most soils, even thosewith

lower organic and clay content.

Breakdown inwater:In water, glyphosate is strongly adsorbed tosuspended organic and mineral matter and is

broken down primarily by microorganisms. Its half-life in pondwater ranges from12 days to10 weeks.

Breakdown invegetation:Glyphosatemay be translocatedthroughout the plant, includingto the roots. It is

extensively metabolized bysome plants,while remaining intact in others.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Disposal:There are manypiecesof legislation covering wastedisposal and theydiffer in each state and territory, so

each user must refer to laws operating intheir area. In someareas, certain wastesmust be tracked. TheHierarchy of

Controlsseems to be common - the usershould investigate: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and only if all else fails

should disposal be considered. Note thatproperties of a product may change in use, so that the followingsuggestions

may not always be appropriate. The following may help you inproperly addressing this matter for this product. Special

help is available for the disposal of Agricultural Chemicals. The product label willgive general advice regarding

disposal of small quantities, and how tocleansecontainers. However, for helpwith the collection of unwanted rural

chemicals, contact ChemClear 1800 008182 http://www.chemclear.com.au/ andfor help withthe disposal of empty

drums, contact DrumMuster http://www.drummuster.com.au/ where you will find contact detailsfor your area.

Section 14 - Transport Information

ADG Code:This productis not classified as aDangerousGood. No special transport conditions are necessary

unless required by other regulations.

Section 15 - RegulatoryInformation

AICS:All of the significant ingredients inthis formulation arecompliant with NICNAS regulations.

The followingingredient: Glyphosate ismentioned in the SUSDP.

Section 16 - Other Information

This MSDS contains onlysafety-related information. For other data see product literature.

Acronyms:

ADG Code Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Roadand Rail, 7th Edition

AICS Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

CAS Number Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number

HazchemCode Emergency action code ofnumbers andlettersthat provide information to emergency

servicesespecially firefighters

IARC International Agency forResearch onCancer

ASCC Office of the Australian Safety and CompensationCouncil

NOS Not otherwisespecified

NTP National Toxicology Program (USA)

R-PhraseRisk Phrase

SUSDP Standard for the Uniform Scheduling ofDrugs & Poisons

UN NumberUnited Nations Number

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Please read all labels carefully before using product.

This MSDS isprepared in accord withthe ASCCdocument “National Code of Practice for the Preparation

of Material Safety DataSheets” 2nd Edition [ASCC:2001(2003)]

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