MANTEK VEGETROL HERBICIDE

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • MANTEK VEGETROL HERBICIDE
  • Class:
  • AgChem
  • Medicine domain:
  • Plants
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • MANTEK VEGETROL HERBICIDE
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Therapeutic information

  • Therapeutic group:
  • AQUATIC WEED CONTROL | AROUND ESTABLISHED TREES | BUILDING | FENCELINE WEED CONTROL | FOOTPATH | GARDEN BED OR ROCKERY | GOLF FA
  • Therapeutic area:
  • HERBICIDE
  • Therapeutic indications:
  • BROADLEAF WEEDS | CAT-TAIL | DUCKWEED | MARSILEA OR NARDOO | PONDWEED | RED AZOLLA | SALVINIA | WATER HYACINTH | WATER LETTUCE | WATERLILY | BROADLEAF GRASS | COARSE WATER MILFOIL | COMMON DUCKWEED | CURSE OF THE NILE | LEMNA MINOR | LESSER DUCKWEED | MYRIOPHYLLUM ELATINOIDES | PACIFIC AZOLLA | SALVINIA AURICULATA

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
  • Authorization status:
  • Registered
  • Authorization number:
  • 31368
  • Last update:
  • 09-08-2016

Summary of Product characteristics: dosage,interactions,side effects

VEGETROL – p.1 of 4

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION 1 – IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

Product Name: VEGETROL

Manufacturer's Product Code: 0207

Other Names: Aqueous diquat herbicide

Major Recommended Uses: As a herbicide suitable for use on broadleaf and aqueous weeds.

Supplier’s Details: Mantek

7 Ralph Street, Alexandria

Sydney NSW 2015

Telephone Number (Office Hours): (02) 9669 0261

Fax Number: (02) 9693 1562

Emergency Telephone Number: (02) 9214 0755

Date of Issue: May 2008

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SECTION 2 – HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Hazard Classification: Classified as hazardous according to the criteria of ASCC.

Dangerous Good Class: Class 6.1, no sub-risk

Poisons Schedule: Class 6.

Risk Phrases: Toxic by inhalation

May cause sensitisation by skin contact

Harmful: danger of serious health damage by prolonged exposure if swallowed.

Safety Phrases: Keep out of reach of children

Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water.

In case of accident or if you feelunwell, seek medical advice immediately

(show the label where possible).

Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental contamination. Dispose

of product ashazardous waste if not used.

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SECTION 3 – COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

Chemical Entity CAS No Proportion Synonyms

Diquat dibromide monohydrate 85-00-7 <10% Diquat

‘INGREDIENTS DETERMINED NOT TO BE HAZARDOUS’ to 100%

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SECTION 4 – FIRST AID MEASURES

Skin: Wash affected areas with plenty of soap and waterfor several minutes.Seek medical attention if

irritationdevelops.Remove and clean contaminated clothing and shoes.

Eye: Immediately rinse eyes with water, and continue flushing for 15-minutes. Holdtheeyelidsapart to

ensure rinsing of the entire surface of the eyes and lids with water. Seekmedical attention.

Inhalation:Remove to fresh air. Seek medical attentionif respiratory irritation develops or if breathing

becomes difficult.

Ingestion: Harmful. If swallowed, seek medical attentionimmediately so that treatment is not delayed. Do

NOT induce vomiting.

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First Aid Facilities:Eyewash facilities and safety shower.

Adviceto Doctor: Treatment consists of binding diquat inthe gut with suspensions of activated

charcoal or bentonite clay. Administration of cathartics to enhance elimination and removal of diquat

from blood by charcoal haemoperfusion or continuous dialysis. Give up to 1L of 15% aqueous

suspension of Fuller’s Earth orally or via gastrictube, together with a suitable purgative (200mL of a

20% aqueous solution of mannitol).

Additional Information: Medical conditions aggravated: pre-existing kidney disease. Target organs:

kidneys. The primary route of entry into the body isvia absorption; primary route of exposure is skin

contact.

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SECTION 5 – FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Product is non-combustible.

Suitable Extinguishing Media: In the event of a fire, powder, foam, CO

and water spray are the

recommended extinguishing agents. Extinguishing media should be chosen based on the nature of the

surrounding fire.

Special Protective Equipment andPrecautions for Fire Fighters: Fire fighters should wear self-

contained breathing apparatus and full protective gear.Cool fire-exposed containers with water spray

to prevent bursting.

Fire/Explosive Hazards: No known hazardousdecomposition products.

Hazchem Code: 2X

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SECTION 6 – ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Wear appropriate protective clothing.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Clean Up: Stop leak and dike and contain the spill.

Ventilate the area and absorb spill with an inert material. Dispose of waste in a closed, labelled

container in accordance with local, state and Federallaws. Prevent product from contaminating soil or

from entering sewage and drainage systems and bodiesof water. Scrub contaminated area with

detergent and water using a stiff broom. Flush area with water.

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SECTION 7 – HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Observe precautions stated on product label, and follow industry safety

regulations.Donoteat,drinkorsmokeintheworkarea.Donotallowspraydriftstocontactdesirable

plants. Do not graze animals on treated areas.

Conditions for Safe Storage: Keep away from children and animals.Store in closed original container

indoors in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Do notstore for prolonged periods in direct sunlight and do

not store near seeds, food, feedstuffsor fertilisers. Avoid contaminating water sources. Do NOT put

into drink containers.

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SECTION 8 – EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Standards: Not established for this mixture. The ASCC exposure limit for diquat dibromide is

TWA 0.5mg/m 3 .

Engineering Controls: General exhaust is usually adequate, althoughadequate local exhaust ventilation

should be provided to the work area if a confined area. Avoid generating and inhaling mists.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Eye/Face Protection: Wear goggles or a face shield if the method of use presents the likelihood of

eye or face contact. AS1336 and AS/NZS1337 should beconsulted for information on eye protection.

Skin Protection: Wear protective rubber gloves toprevent skin contact.

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Respiratory Protection: None required under normal conditions of use.Do not work in spray mist. If

misting is likely to occur, or if used in confined or poorly ventilated areas where exposure will be

increased, wear a face mask or half-face respirator covering nose and mouth and capable of filtering

spray droplets. A high efficiency type particulaterespirator meeting the requirements outlined in

AS/NZS 1715 and AS/NZS 1716 should be used.

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SECTION 9 – PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: Dark brown, non-viscous liquid.

pH (100%): 6.0

Vapour Pressure: 18mm Hg

Vapour Density: 0.6 (Air = 1)

Boiling Point: 99ºC

Solubility in Water: Complete

Specific Gravity: 1.015 (At 25 ºC ; water = 1)

Flashpoint: Non-flammable

Flashpoint Method: T.C.C.

Flammability Limits: None

% Volatiles by Volume: 98%

Evaporation Rate: 0.1 (BuAc = 1)

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SECTION 10 – STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: Stable.

Hazardous Polymerisation: Will not occur.

Conditions/Materials to Avoid: Anionic wetting agents (e.g. alkyl sulphonates, alkyl aryl

sulphonates) and strong alkali.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: None known.

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SECTION 11 – TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Health Effects:

Acute - Swallowed: Harmful. Causes gastrointestinal irritation with possible nausea, diarrhoea and

vomiting.

Acute - Eye: May cause irritation seen as itching,tearing, redness, a burning sensation and possible

prolonged impairment of vision.

Acute - Skin: Causes irritation seen asitching, redness and a burning sensation.

Acute-Inhaled:Maycauserespiratorytractirritationseen as coughing and sneezing. Whilst diquat

can be toxic if inhaled, it is unlikely to be hazardousby inhalation because of low vapour pressure of

the material at ambient temperatures.

Chronic:Irritating to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Although absorptionofdiquat through human

skin is poor, repeated skin contact may increase absorptionleading to systemic poisoning. Repeated

or prolonged skin contact may lead to allergic contact dermatitis. Prolongedeye contact may cause

irritation and vision impairment. Medical conditionsaggravated: Pre-existing skin conditions and pre-

existing kidney diseases. The primary route of entryinto the body is via absorption; the primary route

of exposure is skin contact.

Target Organs: Kidneys.

Product Contains Chemicals Listed as Carcinogens by:

International Agency for the Research ofCancer (IARC): NO ; Other:NO

Diquat:

Ingesting approximately60mg/kg of concentrated diquat maybe lethal to humans. The Acceptable DailyIntake of

concentrated diquat for humans is 0.002mg/kg/day.

Oral toxicity- LD50 male rats = 214mg/kg; female rats 222mg/kg

Dermal toxicity– LD50 (rat) > 2000mg/kg

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Ingestion studies in animals have shownthat repeated doses of diquat producescataracts in test dogs & rats. The

no-effect level was 5ppm in the diet (approx. 0.25mg/kgbody-weight per day) for rats in a 2-year study; it was

0.5mg/kg per dayin a 1-year study. These effects have NOT been seen in occupationallyexposed humans.

Diquat has not been shown to becarcinogenic or teratogenic.

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SECTION 12 – ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

When used as indicated, no adverseenvironmental effects are foreseen.

Avoid contaminating waterways –even though Log Pow of concentrated diquat is -4.6, so the risk of

bioaccumulation in an aquatic species is low. Concentrated diquat is toxic to birds – the oral LD

for

hens is 200-400mg/kg and for partridge is 295mg/kg.

Diquat is rapidly absorbed and deactivated by soil. There is no mobility in soil or water. There is

evidence of photodegradation in water and plants.

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SECTION 13 – DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Dispose of waste in a closed, labelled containerin accordance with EPA, local, state and federal

laws. Do not dispose of undiluted chemical on site orin waterways. Triple rinse or pressure wash

containers with water. Add the rinsings to the spray tank. If not recycling,break, crush or puncture

and bury empty drum in a local authority landfill,away from waterways and desirable vegetation.

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SECTION 14 – TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number: UN3016

UN Proper Shipping Name: Bipyridilium pesticide, liquid, toxic

Transport Hazard Class: Class6.1according to the Australian Code for the Transport of

Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail

Packaging Group: III

Hazchem Code: 2X

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SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION

Poisons Schedule: Schedule 6;

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SECTION 16 – OTHER INFORMATION

Initial 16-header MSDS.

Since the user's workingconditions are not known bythe supplier, the information supplied on this safetydata sheet is based

on our current level of knowledge and on national and communityregulations. The product mustnot be used for anypurposes

other than those specified in Section 1without first obtaining written handling instructions. MANTEK assumes no responsibility

for personal injuryor propertydamage caused bythe use, storage, or disposal of the product in a manner not recommended on

the product label. Users assume all risks associated with such non-recommended use, storage or disposal of the product.

It is at all times the responsibilityof the user to take allnecessarymeasures to complywith legal requirements and local

regulations. The information given on thissafetydata sheet must be regarded as a description of the safetyrequirements

relating to our product and not a guarantee of its properties.