RENTOKIL METHYL BROMIDE 1000 FUMIGANT

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

Active ingredient:
methyl bromide(1000g/kg)
Available from:
RENTOKIL
INN (International Name):
methyl bromide(1000g/kg)
Pharmaceutical form:
PRESSURISED GAS
Units in package:
100kg
Class:
AgChem
Manufactured by:
RENTOKIL INITIAL
Therapeutic group:
BED - PLANT - QPS AND CUE TREATMENT | BUILDINGS & SIMILAR STRUCTURES QPS & CUE | CANE PRODUCTS QPS & APPROVED CUE | CEREAL GRAIN
Therapeutic area:
Group 8A Insecticide
Therapeutic indications:
DAMPING OFF - PYTHIUM ULTIMUM | DAMPING OFF - RHIZOCTONIA SPP. | DAMPING OFF FUNGI | FUSARIUM SPP. | INSECT | NEMATODE - SOIL BORNE PLANT PARASITIC | NUTGRASS | RODENT, RAT OR MOUSE | STORED PRODUCT INSECT PESTS | WEED SEED | BLACK RAT/MOUSE | BROWN RAT/MOUSE | FAT HEN | FUSARIUM PATCH | FUSARIUM SPP. | MOUSE | PRINCE OF WALES FEATHER | PYTHIUM SPP. | RAT | RHIZOCTONIA SPP. | RODENT | ROOF RAT | SOIL FUNGI | VICTORIAN NUTGRASS | WEED SEEDS | WINTER GRASS
Product summary:
For use by professional and registered fumigators for the control of weeds, nematodes, soil and insect pests and rodents.For use by professional/registered fumigators in accordance with Quarantine & Pre-shipment (QPS) and Critical Use Exemption (CUE) protocol (refer label).
Authorization status:
Registered and available
Authorization number:
52781/0609
Authorization date:
2010-01-20

METHYL BROMIDE 1000 FUMIGANT

ACTIVE CONSTITUENT: 1000 g/kg METHYL BROMIDE

For use by Professional and Registered Fumigators for control of

weeds, nematodes, soil and insect pests and rodents.

NET CONTENTS 100kg

Rentokil Fumigation & Quarantine Services

ABN 98 000 034 597

Unit 4/59 Kapara Road,

Gillman SA 5013, AUSTRALIA

PHONE (08) 8447 3211 FAX (08) 8447 3922

DANGEROUS POISON

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

GROUP

INSECTICIDE

8A

Mebrom NV

Assenedestraat 4

9940 Rieme-Ertvelde

Belgium

Tel: 00 32 9 3419797

Fax: 00 32 9 3419770

APVMA Approval No. 52781/100kg/0609

TOXIC

GAS

2

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

RESTRAINTS:

DO NOT treat soil if temperature at 10-15 cm depth is below 10

DO NOT treat soil when very cold, very wet or very dry.

DO NOT treat seeds intended for planting or sowing.

DO NOT fumigate more than once per crop cycle.

DO NOT fumigate more than once as commodity is likely to become unfit for use.

DO NOT treat within 50cm of desirable vegetation.

1. SOIL FUMIGATION: If soil temperature is between 10 -15

C double the aeration and exposure times listed below.

2. GENERAL FUMIGATION:

Crop/

Situation

Pest

Product

-Rate

Minimum

exposure

time

Aeration

time before

planting

Critical Comments

Plant Beds, turf and

other local areas:

QPS* and current

approved CUE**

treatments ONLY.

Nematodes,

insects and

weed seeds.

For nut grass

control, use

double dosage

rate.

50 g

per 1

square

metre

24 hours

48 hours

Where possible, treat inside a fumigation chamber.

If not using a sealed pressure injection unit:

The area to be fumigated should be well cultivated and

the soil/compost should be moist but not wet.

Make a furrow (150 mm deep) around the plot to be

treated and lay tarpaulin, polythene or other plastic

sheeting over cover supports (e.g. inverted bottles or

wire hoops), to enclose the material to be fumigated.

Ensure the sheeting edges are in the furrow.

Connect plastic hoses to the cylinder.

Thoroughly seal edges of sheet in the furrow, by filling

with soil and tramping down.

Connect applicator and turn on valve on the cylinder.

Refer to General Instructions section for more detailed

instructions.

If using a sealed, pressure injection unit:

Thoroughly cultivate the soil and ensure it is kept in

moist conditions for 5 to 7 days prior to treatment;

Apply methyl bromide to the soil by means of a sealed

pressure injection unit, with tyne spacing of 30 cm and

at a depth of 15 - 20 cm;

To seal in fumigant, cover immediately behind tynes

with plastic sheet and seal edges.

It is recommended that recapture technology to

recapture methyl bromide at the end of the treatment,

be used where appropriate.

Note that recapture of methyl bromide at the end of the

treatment, for re-use or destruction, may be a legal

requirement in some states.

Mandatory recordkeeping

and reporting

requirements apply.

Well-rotted compost,

manure and top soil:

QPS* and current

approved CUE**

treatments ONLY.

300 g

per 1

cubic

metre

24 hours

72 hours

Mulching straw or hay:

QPS* and current

approved CUE**

treatments ONLY.

120 g

per 1

bale ^

48 hours

24 hours

Plant beds and

other Local areas:

QPS* and current

approved CUE**

treatments ONLY.

Damping off

fungi such as

species of

Pythium,

Rhizoctonia

and Fusarium.

100 g

per 1

square

metre

24 hours

72 hours or

longer

Decomposed compost

and manure:

QPS* and current

approved CUE**

treatments ONLY.

600 g

per 1

cubic

metre

24 hours

72 hours or

longer

^ : 1 bale is approximately 20 - 30kg

Situation

Pests

Controlled

Dosage

g/m

3

Temperature

(

0

C)

Exposure

time

Critical Comments

Prevent leakage of fumigant.

Ensure all windows, doors and other openings are

sealed and the area is sign-posted.

When fumigating buildings, grain trucks and ships’

holds, apply the fumigant from outside the structure.

After fumigation, aerate the structure well and keep

animals, children and unauthorised persons away from

the treatment area until free from methyl bromide, as

indicated by an appropriate measuring device.

Refer to General Instructions section for more detailed

instructions.

It is recommended that recapture technology to

recapture methyl bromide at the end of the treatment be

used where appropriate.

Note that recapture of methyl bromide at the end of the

treatment, for re-use or destruction, may be a legal

requirement in some states.

Mandatory recordkeeping

and reporting

requirements

apply.

Fumigation of:

Cereal grains, cereal

products,dried fruits,

pulse and pulse products

(including field peas),

timber and cane products,

building and other structures:

Quarantine and Pre-

Shipment (QPS*)

current approved

Critical Use Exemption (CUE**)

treatments ONLY.

Stored product

insect pests

24-32

Above 15

24 hours

Under atmospheric pressure.

32-40

10-15

24 hours

32-40

Above 15

3 hours

Under sustained vacuum

(10 - 16.7kPa absolute pressure)

40-48

10-15

3 hours

Fumigation of

buildings & similar structures:

Quarantine and Pre-Shipment

(QPS*)

current approved

Critical Use Exemption (CUE**)

treatments ONLY.

Rodents

Above 4

5 hours

*QPS = Quarantine and Pre-shipment. The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 set out what are QPS uses.

Quarantine

relates to fumigations performed by, or with the authorisation of, a Commonwealth, State or Territory authority to prevent the introduction,

establishment or spread of a pest or disease in Australia, a State or Territory.

Pre-shipment

relates to fumigations carried out on a commodity, before it is exported, to meet the requirements of the importing country or a law of the Commonwealth.

**CUE: Critical Use Exemption. This is an approved non-QPS

use of methyl bromide, granted by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol. Exempt persons are listed on the

Non-QPS Exemption

List,

posted

Department

Environment

Water

resources

(DEW)

website (www.environment.gov.au/atmosphere/ozone/

publications/exemption-list.html). Exempt persons must not use quantities of methyl bromide in excess of their allocated amount, specified on the Non-QPS Exemption

List, and are only permitted to use methyl bromide for the purpose for which the exemption was granted.

Approved CUEs must

be current in the year of methyl bromide use.

+: Methyl bromide is used for a Non-QPS application if it is used for an application that is not a QPS application and other than as a feedstock.

#:Record Keeping: Anyone who uses methyl bromide must keep a record of the details of every fumigation performed, for a period of five years, in an approved form.

Inspectors appointed under the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 may audit these records at any time.

##:Reporting: Exemption holders are required to report all use under their exemption, within 14 days of the end of each 6 month period starting January and July,

to Department of the Environment and Water Resources (DEW), in an approved form.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

WITHHOLDING PERIOD:

DO NOT USE FUMIGATED COMMODITIES FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL CONSUMPTION OR FOR FABRICATION INTO FOOD FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL

CONSUMPTION WITHIN 3 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF FUMIGATION, OR UNTIL COMMODITY HAS BEEN ADEQUATELY VENTILATED.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Insecticide Resistance W

arning

For insect resistance management Rentokil Methyl Bromide1000 Fumigant is a Group 8A insecticide. Some naturally-occurring insect biotypes resistant to Rentokil

Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant and other Group 8A insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can

eventually dominate the insect population if Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant or other Group 8A insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of Rentokil

Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Rentokil

Fumigation and Quarantine Services accepts no liability for any losses that may result from the failure of Rentokil methyl bromide 1000 Fumigant to control resistant

insects. Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your local supplier,

Rentokil Fumigation and Quarantine Services representative or local agricultural department agronomist.

CAUTION

Signs as below must be prominently shown at all approaches to fumigation site.

“DANGER - TOXIC GAS - KEEP AWAY”

Station a guard at the treatment site to prevent entry of unauthorised persons, children and animals during treatment and aeration period.

After fumigation, aerate structures well, until appropriate measuring device indicates fumigation area free of methyl bromide.

DO NOT drop, bump or drag cylinders.

DO NOT unload by rope-sling, hooks or tongs.

Keep cylinders upright in tamper-proof airy stores, away from dwellings, food and feedstuffs. Put out all pilot lights and glowing heat units.

APPLICATION:

SOIL FUMIGATION:

Plant growth has occasionally been unsatisfactory in soil treated with this product. Difficulty has been experienced with carnations, conifers, holly, multiflora

roses, snapdragons and other ornamental plants and shrubs. Fumigation with METHYL BROMIDE may slow down soil nitrification. Certain ammonia-sensitive

plants such as tomatoes, may suffer growth inhibition or stand reduction when placed in soil containing high ammonia-nitrogen. This hazard can be overcome

by delaying planting for several months or by the application of nitrate from nitrogenous fertilisers.

GENERAL FUMIGATION:

Wear full-face respirator (with Methyl Bromide “O” type canister) complying with AS 1716 when releasing gas and when opening up structures for aeration. Use

an appropriate measuring device for locating gas leaks from cylinders and outside structures. Use detection tubes or other monitoring devices inside structures.

VENTILATION & RE-ENTRY PERIOD:

After fumigation aerate structures well, until appropriate measuring device indicates fumigation area free of Methyl Bromide. DO NOT enter fumigation areas until

Methyl Bromide free as indicated by measuring devices. If however treated areas must be entered, a self contained breathing suit or apparatus conforming to

AS 1715 and AS 1716 MUST BE WORN.

Ensure treated soil or material is free from Methyl Bromide before seeding or using. Working the soil will help aeration.

PREVENTION OF RECONTAMINATION: Prevent contamination of fumigated areas. If necessary to avoid flooding, trench around them or build wooden or earthen dams.

Clean shoes carefully when walking from untreated to treated soil. Do not use tools, transplants or crop remains that may carry pests from unfumigated areas.

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND ENVIRONMENT: DO NOT contaminate streams, rivers or waterways with the chemical or used containers.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL: Store in a locked room or place away from children, animals, food, feedstuffs, seeds and fertilisers. Store in the closed, original

container in a cool, well ventilated area. Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight. Empty contents fully into application equipment. Close all valves

and return to point of supply for refill or storage.

SAFETY DIRECTIONS:

Very dangerous. Product is poisonous if inhaled. Attacks eyes. May irritate the nose and throat and skin. Repeated minor exposure may have a cumulative poisoning effect.

The liquid can cause burns. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Do not inhale vapour. Protect eyes while using. When using the product wear full facepiece

respirator with canister specified for METHYL BROMIDE. Detailed instructions for safe use appear in state regulations. Thoroughly ventilate treated areas before

reoccupying. If clothing becomes contaminated with product, remove clothing immediately. After use and before eating, drinking or smoking, wash hands, arms and face

thoroughly with soap and water. After each day’s use, wash respirator and if rubber wash with detergent and warm water.

FIRST AID: If poisoning occurs, contact a Doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 13 1126. If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing

and wash skin thoroughly. Remove from contaminated area. Apply artificial respiration if not breathing.

MSDS: Additional information is listed in the Material Safety Data Sheet.

MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY AND EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY:

This product as supplied is of a high grade and believed to be suitable for any purpose for which it is expressly recommended and must be used in accordance

with the Directions for Use given on the label. No responsibility is accepted in respect of the product save those non-excludable conditions implied by any Federal

and State legislation or law of a Territory.

GROUP

INSECTICIDE

8A

UN1062 METHYL BROMIDE

IN EMERGENCY DIAL 000, POLICE or FIRE BRIGADE

Batch No:

DOM

label 500 x 250mm

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Verified

Product Name: Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant

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This version issued: January, 2010

Issued by: Rentokil Initial Pty Limited

Product: Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant

Phone: (02)8719 6264 (bus hours)

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Revised: January, 2010

Poisons Information Centre: 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia, (0800 764 766 in New Zealand)

Section 1 - Identification Of Chemical Product And Company

Rentokil Initial Pty Ltd

Unit 1A, Lidcombe Business Park

Lidcombe NSW 2141

ABN 98 000 034 597

Telephone (02)8719 6100

Fax (02)8719 6110

Emergency phone: (02)8719 6264 (bus hours)

Substance:

Brominated hydrocarbon.

Trade Name:

Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant

APVMA Code:

52781

Product Use:

For use by professional and registered fumigators as shown on product label for

control of weeds, nematodes, soil and insect pests and rodents.

Creation Date:

February, 2004

This version issued:

January, 2010

Section 2 - Hazards Identification

Statement of Hazardous Nature

This product is classified as:

Hazardous according to the criteria of SWA Australia.

Dangerous according to the Australian Dangerous Goods (ADG) Code.

Risk Phrases:

R23, R36/37/38. Toxic by inhalation. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.

Safety Phrases:

S23, S38, S45, S24/25, S36/37/39. Do not breathe vapours. In case of insufficient ventilation,

wear suitable respiratory equipment. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, contact a doctor or Poisons Information

Centre immediately (show the label where possible). Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear suitable protective

clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

SUSDP Classification:

ADG Classification:

Class 2.3 (METHYL BROMIDE)

UN Number:

1062

Emergency Overview

Physical Description & colour

: Colourless gas at normal temperatures and pressures.

Odour:

No odour.

Major Health Hazards:

Since methyl bromide is a gas at ambient temperatures, the most significant route of

exposure is inhalation. The reported 1-hour inhalation LC

in rats is 4.5 mg/L, and the 11-hour LC

in rabbits is 8

mg/L. Inhalation of 6 mg/L for 10 to 20 hours, or 30 mg/L for 1.5 hours is lethal to humans. The compound is readily

absorbed through the lung alveoli (gas exchange regions). Methyl bromide can be highly irritating to the mucous

membranes of the eyes, airways, and skin with contact. Toxic if inhaled, irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.

Potential Health Effects

Inhalation

Short term exposure:

Available data shows that this product is toxic, but symptoms are not available. In addition

product is an inhalation irritant. Symptoms may include headache, irritation of nose and throat and increased

secretion of mucous in the nose and throat. Other symptoms may also become evident, but they should disappear

after exposure has ceased.

Long Term exposure:

No data for health effects associated with long term inhalation.

Skin Contact:

Short term exposure:

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

normal use. However product is a skin irritant. Symptoms may include itchiness and reddening of contacted skin.

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

Long Term exposure:

No data for health effects associated with long term skin exposure.

Eye Contact:

Short term exposure

: This product is an eye irritant. Symptoms may include stinging and reddening of eyes and

watering which may become copious. Other symptoms may also become evident. If exposure is brief, symptoms

should disappear once exposure has ceased. However, lengthy exposure or delayed treatment may cause permanent

damage.

Long Term exposure

: No data for health effects associated with long term eye exposure.

Product Name: Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant

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Product: Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant

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Ingestion:

Short term exposure

: Significant oral exposure is considered to be unlikely. This product is unlikely to cause any

irritation problems in the short or long term.

Long Term exposure

: No data for health effects associated with long term ingestion.

Carcinogen Status:

SWA:

No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by SWA.

NTP:

No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by NTP.

IARC:

Methyl Bromide is Class 3 - unclassifiable as to carcinogenicity to humans.

Section 3 - Composition/Information on Ingredients

Ingredients

CAS No

Conc,%

TWA (mg/m

3

)

STEL (mg/m

3

)

Methyl bromide

74-83-9

pure *

not set

* Commercially pure.

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

hazardous ingredients are also possible.

The TWA exposure value is the average airborne concentration of a particular substance when calculated over a normal 8 hour working day for a 5

day working week. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) is an exposure value that should not be exceeded for more than 15 minutes and should

not be repeated for more than 4 times per day. There should be at least 60 minutes between successive exposures at the STEL. The term "peak "is

used when the TWA limit, because of the rapid action of the substance, should never be exceeded, even briefly.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

General Information:

You should call The Poisons Information Centre if you feel that you may have been poisoned, burned or irritated by

this product. The number is 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia (0800 764 766 in New Zealand) and is available at all

times. Have this MSDS with you when you call.

Inhalation:

If inhalation occurs, contact a Poisons Information Centre. Urgent hospital treatment is likely to be

needed. Remove source of contamination or move victim to fresh air. If breathing is difficult, oxygen may be beneficial

if administered by trained personnel, preferably on a doctor's advice. DO NOT allow victim to move about

unnecessarily. Symptoms of pulmonary oedema can be delayed up to 48 hours after exposure.

Skin Contact:

Quickly and gently, blot or brush away excess chemical. Wash gently and thoroughly with water (use

non-abrasive soap if necessary) for 20 minutes or until product is removed. Under running water, remove

contaminated clothing, shoes and leather goods (e.g. watchbands and belts). Completely decontaminate clothing,

shoes and leather goods before reuse or discard. If irritation persists, repeat flushing and obtain medical advice.

Eye Contact:

Quickly and gently blot or brush away product. Immediately flush the contaminated eye(s) with

lukewarm, gently flowing water until the product is removed or until a few minutes after irritation has ceased, while

holding the eyelid(s) open. Take care not to rinse contaminated water into the unaffected eye or onto the face. Obtain

medical advice if irritation becomes painful or lasts more than a few minutes.

Ingestion:

First aid is not generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

Fire and Explosion Hazards

: There is no risk of an explosion from this product under normal circumstances if it is

involved in a fire.

Fire decomposition products from this product may be toxic if inhaled. Take appropriate protective measures.

Extinguishing Media

: Water fog or fine spray is the preferred medium for large fires. Try to contain spills, minimise

spillage entering drains or water courses.

Fire Fighting

: If a significant quantity of this product is involved in a fire, call the fire brigade. There is little danger of

a violent reaction or explosion if significant quantities of this product are involved in a fire. Recommended personal

protective equipment is liquid-tight chemical protective clothing and breathing apparatus.

Flash point

:

No data

Upper Flammability Limit:

No data.

Lower Flammability Limit:

No data.

Autoignition temperature:

No data.

Flammability Class:

No data.

Product Name: Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant

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Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

Accidental release

: In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses. Evacuate

the spill area and deny entry to unnecessary and unprotected personnel. Immediately call the Fire Brigade. Wear full

protective chemically resistant clothing including eye/face protection, gauntlets and self contained breathing

apparatus. See above under Personal Protection regarding Australian Standards relating to personal protective

equipment. Suitable materials for protective clothing include rubber, PVC. Eye/face protective equipment should

comprise as a minimum, protective goggles. If there is a significant chance that vapours or mists are likely to build up

in the cleanup area, we recommend that you use a respirator. It should be fitted with a type B1 cartridge, suitable for

acid gases.

Stop leak if safe to do so, and contain spill. Absorb onto sand, vermiculite or other suitable absorbent material. If spill

is too large or if absorbent material is not available, try to create a dike to stop material spreading or going into drains

or waterways. Sweep up and shovel or collect recoverable product into labelled containers for recycling or salvage,

and dispose of promptly. Recycle containers wherever possible after careful cleaning. Refer to product label for

specific instructions. After spills, wash area preventing runoff from entering drains. If a significant quantity of material

enters drains, advise emergency services. This material may be suitable for approved landfill. Ensure legality of

disposal by consulting regulations prior to disposal. Thoroughly launder protective clothing before storage or re-use.

Advise laundry of nature of contamination when sending contaminated clothing to laundry.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling

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

Section 8 of this MSDS for details of personal protective measures, and make sure that those measures are followed.

The measures detailed below under "Storage" should be followed during handling in order to minimise risks to

persons using the product in the workplace. Also, avoid contact or contamination of product with incompatible

materials listed in Section 10.

Storage

: This product is a Scheduled Poison. Observe all relevant regulations regarding sale, transport and storage

of this class of poison. Store in a cool, well ventilated area. Check containers and valves periodically for leaks. You

probably require a license to store this product. If you have any doubts, we suggest you contact your licensing

authority in order to clarify your obligations. Check packaging - there may be further storage instructions on the label.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

The following Australian 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: AS1336 and AS/NZS 1337, Occupational Protective Footwear: AS/NZS2210.

SWA Exposure Limits

TWA (mg/m

3

)

STEL (mg/m

3

)

Methyl bromide

not set

The ADI for Methyl bromide is set at 0.0004mg/kg/day. The corresponding NOEL is set at 0.4mg/kg/day. ADI means

Acceptable Daily Intake and NOEL means No-observable-effect-level. Values taken from Australian ADI List, Aug

2008.

Ventilation:

This product should only be used in a well ventilated area. If natural ventilation is inadequate, use of a

fan is suggested.

Eye Protection:

Protective glasses or goggles should be worn when this product is being used. Failure to protect

your eyes may cause them harm. Emergency eye wash facilities are also recommended in an area close to where

this product is being used.

Skin Protection:

Prevent skin contact by wearing impervious gloves, clothes and, preferably, apron. Make sure that

all skin areas are covered. See below for suitable material types.

Protective Material Types:

We suggest that protective clothing be made from the following materials: rubber,

PVC.

Respirator:

If there is a significant chance that vapours or mists are likely to build up in the area where this product

is being used, we recommend that you use a respirator. It should be fitted with a type MB cartridge, suitable for

methyl bromide.

Eyebaths or eyewash stations and safety deluge showers should be provided near to where this product is being

used.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties:

Physical Description & colour

Colourless gas at normal temperatures and pressures.

Odour:

No odour.

Boiling Point:

3.6°C at 100kPa

Freezing/Melting Point:

No specific data.

Product Name: Rentokil Methyl Bromide 1000 Fumigant

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Volatiles:

Completely volatile at 100°C.

Vapour Pressure:

No data.

Vapour Density:

No data.

Specific Gravity:

1.73 approx

Water Solubility:

1.75% w/w

pH:

No data.

Volatility:

No data.

Odour Threshold:

No data.

Evaporation Rate:

No data.

Coeff Oil/water distribution

No data

Autoignition temp:

No data.

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Reactivity:

This product is unlikely to react or decompose under normal storage conditions. However, if you have

any doubts, contact the supplier for advice on shelf life properties.

Conditions to Avoid:

Containers should be kept dry. Store in the closed original container in a dry, cool, well-

ventilated area out of direct sunlight.

Incompatibilities:

acids, bases, oxidising agents.

Fire Decomposition:

Carbon dioxide, and if combustion is incomplete, carbon monoxide and smoke. Water.

bromine compounds. Carbon monoxide poisoning produces headache, weakness, nausea, dizziness, confusion,

dimness of vision, disturbance of judgment, and unconsciousness followed by coma and death.

Polymerisation:

This product is unlikely to undergo polymerisation processes.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

Acute toxicity: Since methyl bromide is a gas at ambient temperatures, the most significant route of exposure is

inhalation. The reported 1-hour inhalation LC

in rats is 4.5 mg/L, and the 11-hour LC

in rabbits is 8 mg/L.

Inhalation of 6 mg/L for 10 to 20 hours, or 30 mg/L for 1.5 hours is lethal to humans. The compound is readily

absorbed through the lung alveoli (gas exchange regions). Methyl bromide can be highly irritating to the mucous

membranes of the eyes, airways, and skin with contact. About 1000 human poisoning incidents caused by methyl

bromide exposure have been documented, with effects ranging from skin and eye irritation to death. Most fatalities

and injuries occurred when methyl bromide was used as a fumigant. The lowest inhalation level found to cause

toxicity in humans is 0.14 mg/L in air. A typical delay in onset of symptoms following exposure combined with an

odour threshold (level at which most people can smell it) well-above the level at which toxic effects occur, means that

the victim may not realize a harmful exposure is occurring until it is too late. Initial acute effects may include

headache, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, chest and abdominal pain, and irritated eyes, nose, and throat. With

sufficient exposure, symptoms of slurred speech, blurred vision, temporary blindness, mental confusion, and sweating

may occur. More severe symptoms at even higher doses may include lung swelling; congestion; hemorrhaging of the

brain, heart, and spleen; severe kidney damage; and numbness, tremors, and convulsions. The nervous effects

observed in lab animals included degeneration of key nerve cells in various portions of the brain and peripheral

nervous system. Death may occur from respiratory failure. The rat oral LD

(methyl bromide administered as a liquid,

or in solution) is 214 mg/kg, also indicating moderate to high toxicity.

Chronic toxicity: Chronic exposure to methyl bromide can cause extensive damage to neurons (nerve cells) involved

in cognitive processes and physical coordination or muscular control. These effects were seen in rats exposed to 0.51

to 1.3 mg/L 6 hours per day for 5 days. Rats exposed to 65 ppm over 4 weeks for an average of 7 hours per day for 4

to 5 days did not show neurological effects, but this level of exposure did result in severe, in some cases irreversible,

neurological effects in rabbits over a similar time period. Exposure levels of 0.1 mg/L over 8 months (7.5 hours per

day, 4 days/week) did not produce observable neurotoxicity. The symptoms of chronic exposure may include

dizziness, vision and hearing disturbances, depression, confusion, hallucinations, euphoria, personality changes, and

irritability. A chronic pneumonia-like syndrome may become apparent after repeated exposure to sufficient levels.

Other targets of the fumigant identified through long-term animal studies are the heart, adrenal gland, and the testis.

Reproductive effects: No reproductive effects were seen in rats exposed to up to 0.3 mg/L for 7 hours/day, 5 days a

week, for 3 weeks prior to mating and during gestation. This suggests that methyl bromide does not cause

reproductive effects.

Teratogenic effects: No teratogenic effects were seen in rats exposed to up to 0.3 mg/L for 7 hours/day, 5 days a

week, for 3 weeks prior to mating and during gestation. This evidence indicates that methyl bromide is unlikely to

cause teratogenic effects.

Mutagenic effects: Mutagenic effects were seen in mouse cell cultures, mutagenicity assays with bacteria, and in

human white blood cells. Rat liver cells did not display increased rates of mutation after exposure to methyl bromide.

Methyl bromide is considered to be weakly mutagenic.

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Carcinogenic effects: In one study of industrial workers exposed to various brominated compounds, exposure to

methyl bromide was suggested as the possible common factor in two fatal cases of testicular cancer, but other

exposures could not be ruled out. In a rat study, methyl bromide given at 50 mg/kg/day by stomach tube for 90 days

(gavage) induced stomach tumor increases. It appeared that the cancerous growth was due to severe localized

cellular injury, with subsequent increased cell reproduction to repair tissue damage amplifying the natural incidence of

mutant or abnormal cells. This is not likely to occur at low doses. Thus, the data are inconclusive.

Organ toxicity: Acute exposure primarily damages the lung and results in nervous system effects; chronic exposure

may cause damage to the central nervous system, kidneys, and lungs. Other targets of the fumigant are the heart,

nasal cavities, adrenal gland, and the testis.

Fate in humans and animals: The major route of absorption of methyl bromide vapors is through the lungs. Some of

the compound is excreted through the lungs as unchanged methyl bromide, but a significant amount also undergoes

metabolic decomposition. The primary breakdown products are the bromide ion and methanol, which are detectable

in the blood and tissues and are excreted in the urine. Organic bromides (formed by reaction of bromide ion with

molecular carbon centers in biomolecules) also appear in stomach fluids and mucus. In humans, methyl bromide's

half-life in blood is about 12 days. As a result, the toxic effects of methyl bromide can be delayed or prolonged.

Additionally, once in a cell, this chemical inactivates many enzyme systems, so prolonged small doses can cause

severe toxicity.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Effects on birds: Methyl bromide is most likely to be in vapor form, and unless birds are in the fumigation area,

during the fumigation, they are unlikely to be exposed .

Effects on aquatic organisms: Methyl bromide is moderately toxic to aquatic organisms. Acute toxicity in freshwater

fish (bluegill sunfish) occurs at concentrations of 11 mg/L and in saltwater fish (tidewater silversides) at about 12

mg/L.

Effects on other organisms: It is not toxic to bees.

Environmental Fate:

Breakdown in soil and groundwater: Methyl bromide quickly evaporates at temperatures ordinarily encountered in

fumigating, but some may be entrapped in soil micropores following application. Methyl bromide is moderately

persistent in the soil environment, with a field half-life of between 30 and 60 days; a representative half-life is

estimated to be about 55 days. Transformation of methyl bromide into bromide increases as the amount of organic

matter in the soil increases. It is soluble in water and very poorly sorbed by soils. Some leaching may occur if methyl

bromide is entrapped in soil micropores following fumigation; the rate of degradation for retained methyl bromide in

fumigated soil is 6 to 14% per day at 20°C.

Breakdown in water: Methyl bromide quickly evaporates at temperatures ordinarily encountered in fumigating;

therefore run-off from fields into surface waters is very rare. If it does contact surface waters, the average half-life for

methyl bromide under field conditions has been calculated to be 6.6 hours at 11 C. Another study showed the half-life

in water to be 20 days at 25°C in a neutral solution.

Breakdown in vegetation: The amount of bromide ion (the metabolite of methyl bromide) taken up from the soil, is

proportional to the protein content of the crop. Higher levels of the bromide ion will most likely be found in high-protein

plants.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Disposal:

Containers should be emptied as completely as practical before disposal. If possible, recycle containers

either in-house or send to recycle company. If this is not practical, send to a commercial waste disposal site. Please

do NOT dispose into sewers or waterways.

Section 14 - Transport Information

ADG Code:

1062, METHYL BROMIDE

Hazchem Code:

Special Provisions:

Limited quantities:

ADG 7 specifies a Limited Quantity value of NONE for this class of product.

Dangerous Goods Class:

Class 2.3, Poisonous gases.

Packaging Group:

Not set

Packaging Method:

P200

Class 2.3 Toxic Gases shall not be loaded in the same vehicle or packed in the same freight container with Classes 1

(Explosives), 3 (Flammable Liquids), 4.2 (Spontaneously Combustible Substances), 5.1 (Oxidising Agents), 5.2

(Organic Peroxides), Foodstuffs and foodstuff empties. They may however be loaded in the same vehicle or packed

in the same freight container with Classes 2.1 (Flammable Gases), 2.2 (Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic Gases), 4.1

(Flammable Solids), 4.3 (Dangerous When Wet Substances), 6 (Toxic Substances), 7 (Radioactive Substances), 8

(Corrosive Substances) 9 (Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods).

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Section 15 - Regulatory Information

AICS:

This product was found in the public AICS Database.

The following ingredients: Methyl bromide, are mentioned in the SUSDP.

Section 16 - Other Information

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

Acronyms:

ADG Code

Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, 7th Edition

AICS

Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

CAS number

Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number

Hazchem Number

Emergency action code of numbers and letters that provide information to emergency

services especially firefighters

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer

SWA

Safe Work Australia, formerly ASCC and NOHSC

NOS

Not otherwise specified

NTP

National Toxicology Program (USA)

R-Phrase

Risk Phrase

SUSDP

Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs & Poisons

UN Number

United Nations Number

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HOW TO SAFELY HANDLE AND USE THE PRODUCT IN THE WORKPLACE. EACH USER MUST REVIEW THIS MSDS IN THE CONTEXT OF

HOW THE PRODUCT WILL BE HANDLED AND USED IN THE WORKPLACE.

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Material Safety Data Sheets” 2nd Edition [SWA:2011(2003)]

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