RURAL LARVACIDE RABBIT FUMIGANT

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

Active ingredient:
CHLOROPICRIN
Available from:
Biospec Pty Ltd
INN (International Name):
chloropicrin(1600g/L)
Pharmaceutical form:
LIQUID
Composition:
CHLOROPICRIN GAS Active 1600.0 g/L
Units in package:
500mL
Class:
A - Agricultural
Manufactured by:
A-GAS (AUSTRALIA)
Therapeutic group:
RABBIT BURROW | RABBIT WARREN
Therapeutic area:
VERTEBRATE POISON
Therapeutic indications:
RABBIT
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 7; Withholding period: WHP: N/A; Host/pest details: RABBIT BURROW: [RABBIT]; RABBIT WARREN: [RABBIT]; Poison schedule: 7; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: RABBIT BURROW: [RABBIT]; RABBIT WARREN: [RABBIT]; For the control of rabbits in burrows.
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
49792
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

Rural Larvacide draft label 500mL

19/01/00

Infopest verifies that this label is consistent with the NRA

Approved Text Label of 15/7/97

DANGEROUS POISON

1

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

2

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

3

Rural

Bold sanserif capital letters, uniform thickness; Half height of largest letter or numeral on the label (min height 1.5mm, max 15mm). First line of label.

Bold sanserif capital letters, uniform thickness; Four tenths height of "DANGEROUS POISON" with a minimum height of 1.5mm. Second line of label.

Bold sanserif capital letters, uniform thickness. Four tenths height of "DANGEROUS POISON" with a minimum height of 1.5mm. Third or subsequent line of label.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE: (NSW, VIC, SA, QLD and NT only)

Situation

Type of

Fumigation

Rate

Critical Comments

Burrow

Static eg.

hand gun

5mL per

hole

Cut back burrows to disclose holes or leads

not first visible. Give each hole a 5mL shot

using a recommended applicator and seal well.

Firmly seal opening with tamped soil and firm

down well.

Warrens

Pressure

eg. power

fumigator

* Refer to relevant State authority for detailed instructions.

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER,

CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER

APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

NON FLAMMABLE

NON EXPLOSIVE

MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY AND EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY:

This

product as supplied is of 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.

UN1580

CHLOROPICRIN

Packaging Group I

POISON

(

15mm

NRA Approval No: 49792/01

Batch No:

DOM

Larvacide

Rabbit Fumigant

CONTAINS: 1600g/L CHLOROPICRIN

FOR THE CONTROL OF RABBITS IN BURROWS

This bottle contains sufficient quantity to treat 100

holes at 5mL per hole.

500mL

THIS PRODUCT IS TOO HAZARDOUS TO BE

RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN HOME GARDENS.

S.A. Rural Agencies Pty Ltd

ACN 074 644 394

24 Chamberlain St

Wingfield SA 5013, AUSTRALIA

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Prior to treatment, USE DOGS to ensure

that above-ground rabbits are already in warrens when treated. Dogs

and stock will avoid vapours and instinctively keep away. Apply with

approved gun at the rate of 5mL per hole. To prevent seepage into the

soil, squirt Larvacide onto a piece of hessian or a pine cone, etc before

tossing well down into the burrow. Larvacide may also be used in an

approved power fumigator.

PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEA AND

ENVIRONMENT: DO NOT

contaminate streams, rivers or waterways

with the chemical or used containers.

STORAGE AND DISPOSAL AND PROTECTION OF OTHERS:

Store

in a locked room or place away from children, animals, food, feedstuffs

, seeds and fertilisers. Triple or (preferably) pressure rinse containers

before disposal. Dispose of rinsings in a disposal pit specifically

marked and set up for this purpose, clear of waterways, vegetation and

roots. Break glass containers and dispose of at a local authority

landfill. If not available, bury the containers below 500mm in a disposal

pit. Empty containers and product should not be burnt.

SAFETY DIRECTIONS:

Very dangerous. Product is poisonous if

inhaled. Will irritate the nose and throat and skin. Attacks eyes. The

fumes first cause smarting, then watering of the eyes. This should be

taken as a warning sign. The liquid can cause burns. Avoid contact

with eyes and skin. Do not inhale vapour. Protect eyes while using.

When opening the container and using the product wear cotton

overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist, a washable hat, elbow length

PVC gloves, goggles, impervious footwear and half-face respirator with

combined dust and gas cartridge or canister. When using in enclosed

areas or pouring large quantities, wear full-face respirator with canister

specified for CHLOROPICRIN. Detailed instructions for safe use

appear in state regulations. If clothing becomes contaminated with

product, remove clothing immediately. If product on skin, immediately

wash area with soap and water. After use and before eating, drinking

or smoking, wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and

water. After each day’s use, wash gloves, goggles, respirator or face

piece and contaminated clothing thoroughly. Ventilate treated areas

before reoccupying. Do not re-use footware until thoroughly aired.

FIRST AID:

If poisoning occurs, contact a Doctor or Poisons

Information Centre. If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated

clothing and wash skin thoroughly. Remove from contaminated area.

Apply artificial respiration if not breathing. If in eyes, hold eyes open,

flood with water for at least 15 minutes and see a doctor.

Additional Information is listed in the Material Safety Data Sheet.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Company:

SA Rural Agencies Pty Ltd

Date:

May 2006

Product:

Rural Larvacide Rabbit Fumigant

Page 1 of 5

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Identification

Product Name:

Rural Larvacide Rabbit Fumigant

Other Names:

Chloropicrin, Trichloronitromethane, Nitrochloroform

Uses:

To control rabbits in burrows

Supplier

Name:

SA Rural Agencies Pty Ltd

Address:

24 Chamberlain St, Wingfield, SA 5013

Telephone:

(08)8347 3838 (24 hours)

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Hazards Identification

Classified as HAZARDOUS according to the criteria of NOHSC

Classified as DANGEROUS GOODS for transport.

Risk Phrases:

R26:

Very toxic by inhalation

R22:

Harmful if swallowed

R36/37/38:

Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin

Safety Phrases:

S1/2:

Keep locked up and out of the reach of children

S36/37:

Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves

S38:

In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment

S45:

In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the

label where possible)

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Composition / Ingredients

Identity (Other Names)

CAS Number

Proportion

Chloropicrin

76-06-2

100%

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First Aid Measures

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone 13 11 26.

Swallowed:

If no breathing difficulties give water to dilute (maximum 250mL for adults; 125mL

for children). Obtain medical attention immediately.

In Eye:

If in eyes, hold eyes open, flood with water for at least 15 minutes. Ensure irrigation

under eyelids by occasionally lifting them. Do not try to remove contact lenses unless

trained. See a doctor.

On Skin:

If skin contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly with

soap and running water (for at least 15 minutes). If safety shower is available, use it

promptly. Seek urgent medical attention if skin blisters, or if it looks or feels unusual.

Because of the toxicity of this product, speed may save a life.

Inhaled:

Remove from contaminated area. Apply artificial respiration if not breathing. If

giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation wash out patients mouth and lips - do not inhale

patient’s expired air. If vapours or mists have been inhaled, and irritation, including a

cough or difficulty breathing, or other unusual symptoms have developed, seek

medical advice. Get to a hospital or doctor quickly. Monitor breathing for several

hours after exposure.

Advice to

Doctor:

Examine patient for corrosive effects and treat symptomatically. Note the nature of

this product. Corticosteroids are controversial but may be considered within 48 hours

of ingestion in cases of second degree burns in patients without gastrointestinal

bleeding or evidence of perforation.

Oxygen and assisted ventilation may be indicated in case of respiratory distress.

Monitor respiratory function for several hours or until patient is symptom-free.

Pre-existing

Conditions:

Persons using chloropicrin should have a medical examination (especially respiratory

system and skin) prior to use to detect pre-existing conditions that might place them

to increased risk and to establish a baseline for future health monitoring. Persons with

impaired respiratory functions may be at increased risk from exposure to chloropicrin.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Company:

SA Rural Agencies Pty Ltd

Date:

May 2006

Product:

Rural Larvacide Rabbit Fumigant

Page 2 of 5

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Fire Fighting Measures

Extinguishing

Media:

Use media suitable for underlying/surrounding fire. Carbon dioxide, dry

chemical, foam, water fog. Water fog or fine spray is the preferred medium for

large fires.

Hazardous

Combustion

Products:

Forms powerful tear gas and poisonous gases when heated. Decomposition

products formed in fire may be explosive. Contact with metals may produce

flammable hydrogen gas.

Precautions for Fire

Fighters:

Explosive decomposition may occur in fire. Fight fire from protected position.

Use water spray to keep containers cool. Wear safety boots, non-flammable

overalls, gloves, hat, goggles and self-contained breathing apparatus. All skin

areas should be covered. Ensure that no spillage enters drains or watercourses.

Hazchem Code:

6

Accidental Release Measures

Emergency

Procedures:

Consider evacuation from downwind area based on amount of material spilled,

location and weather conditions if material leaking (not on fire). Dangerous in water

- contain to prevent entry into drains, sewers and other water bodies.

Containment of

Spill:

Releases may require isolation or evacuation. Stop or control the leak, if safe to do

so. Prevent from entering drains or watercourses. Wear full protective chemically

resistant clothing including face shield, gauntlets and self-contained breathing

apparatus. Stop leak if safe to do so, and contain spill. Absorb onto sand,

vermiculite or other suitable absorbent material. Sweep up and shovel or collect

recoverable product into labelled containers for recycling or salvage. Can be

neutralised by addition of 6M-HCl

After spills, wash area. Prevent runoff from

entering drains. If a significant quantity of material enters drains, advise emergency

services. Full details regarding disposal of used containers, spillage and unused

material may be found on the label. If there is any conflict between this MSDS and

the label, instructions on the label prevail. Dispose of only in accordance with all

regulations. Advise laundry of nature of contamination when sending contaminated

clothing to laundry.

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Handling and Storage

Precautions for Safe

Handling:

Schedule 7 Poison - Observe all relevant regulations regarding sale, transport

and storage of S7 Poisons. Prevent skin and eye contact. Wear chemical

resistant (e.g. neoprene) gloves and chemical resistant goggles or face-shield

plus a respirator, preferably positive pressure breathable air type respirator.

Conditions for Safe

Storage:

Store containers upright in cool, well-ventilated locked storage preferably

outside or detached from other buildings and away from sources of ignition.

Do not store near or with oxidising materials.

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Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

Exposure Limits:

TWA: 0.1ppm/0.67 mg/m

(NOHSC)

Engineering

Controls:

Use process modification, local exhaust ventilation, capturing substances at the

source, or other methods to maintain levels below exposure limits.

Personal

Protective

Equipment:

Respiratory Protection: Dangerous by inhalation. Use only if equipped with full

respiratory protection (unless used in a fume cupboard or other positively ventilated

area designed for the protection of users). Inhalation of even minor quantities of

this product is likely to lead to serious harm or death. WARNING: CHLOROPICRIN IS

CHEMICALLY INERT AND MANY CANISTER-TYPE RESPIRATORS WILL NOT ABSORB

THE CHEMICAL. Use only positive pressure breathable air type respirators.

Thoroughly wash equipment after use. For help in selecting suitable equipment,

consult AS/NZS 1715.

Protective Gloves: Potentially fatal if absorbed through the skin. Impermeable

protective gloves must be worn when using. For help in selecting suitable

equipment, consult AS 2161.

Eye Protection: Protective eyewear must be worn when using this product.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Company:

SA Rural Agencies Pty Ltd

Date:

May 2006

Product:

Rural Larvacide Rabbit Fumigant

Page 3 of 5

Coverage should extend to all facial areas. Eye contact will prove at best painful and

will probably cause irreversible damage if contact is other than brief. Consult

AS1336 and AS/NZS 1337 for advice on Industrial Eye Protection.

Clothing: Clean impermeable overalls or protective clothing should always be worn

when handling this product, preferably with an apron. If contaminated, laundry

should be advised of the nature of the contamination, or, preferably, clothing should

be destroyed. Consult AS2919 for advice on Industrial Clothing. Wash contaminated

clothing and other protective equipment before storing or re-using.

Safety Boots: Wearing safety boots in industrial situations is advisory. Consult

AS/NZS2210 for advice on Occupational Protective Footwear.

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Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance:

Colourless, slightly oily, refractive liquid.

Odour:

Intense penetrating odour, easily producing tears.

Vapour Pressure:

24mm Hg at 23°C

Vapour Density:

6.7 approx

Boiling Point/range:

112°C

Freezing /Melting Point:

-64°C

Solubility:

Soluble.

Specific Gravity / Density:

1.65 approx at 20°C

Flash Point:

Not flammable.

Flammability Limits:

Not applicable. This product is not flammable.

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Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability:

Not likely to spontaneously decompose.

Conditions to Avoid:

Mixtures with 3-bromopropyne are shock and heat sensitive explosives. Violent

reaction with aniline and heat, alcoholic caustic soda, sodium methoxide and

propargyl bromide.

Incompatible

Materials:

Oxidisers. Corrosive to iron, zinc and other light metals, but not to copper,

brass or bronze.

Hazardous

Decomposition

Products:

Fire decomposition products from this product may form toxic and corrosive

mixtures in confined spaces. Vapours from this product are heavier than air and

may accumulate in sumps, pits and other low-lying spaces, forming potentially

explosive mixtures. They may also flash back considerable distances. Carbon

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

Hydrogen chloride gas, chlorides, and in some circumstances, phosgene which is

a toxic gas. Nitrogen, and under some circumstances, oxides of nitrogen.

Polymerisation:

This product is unlikely to spontaneously polymerise.

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Toxicological Information

Acute

Swallowed:

Very toxic if swallowed. Ingestion of even small quantities may cause death.

In Eyes:

This product is severely irritating to the eyes and has a tear gas-like effect. It will

cause intense discomfort (severe pain, copious watering and redness of the eyes).

Effects will last long after exposure has ceased, and in severe exposure,

permanent effects such as corneal damage or blindness can occur.

Concentrations of 0.3-0.37 ppm resulted in painful irritation to the eyes in 3-30

seconds.

On Skin:

Absorbed through the skin. Very toxic by skin absorption. Even minor skin

exposure will lead to serious health problems and death if not treated promptly.

Very irritating to skin. Will cause severe discomfort and may cause severe

itchiness, blistering and skin reddening. Extensive or prolonged exposure may

lead to permanent damage including scarring.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Company:

SA Rural Agencies Pty Ltd

Date:

May 2006

Product:

Rural Larvacide Rabbit Fumigant

Page 4 of 5

Inhaled:

Very toxic and irritating if inhaled. Even brief or minor exposure may lead to

severe consequences including death. Will cause discomfort to throat and lungs

and/or coughing which should disappear once exposure has ceased. Can be

readily detected at 0.008mg/L in air. At 0.16mg/L, produces coughing and

lacrimation. At 0.12mg/L, 30-60 minutes exposure can be fatal. Exposure to 4

ppm for a few seconds can incapacitate a person. Exposure to 15 ppm for a few

seconds can result in respiratory tract injury. Exposure of cats, guinea pigs and

rabbits to concentrations of 0.8mg/L in air for 20 minutes was lethal.

Chronic

Reproductive

Effects

Reproduction fitness was not adversely affected in a study in which chloropicrin

vapour was administered by whole body inhalation for 6 hours per day, 7 days per

week to male and female CD rats at concentrations up to 1.5 ppm through two

generations.

Teratogenic

Effects:

No treatment-related foetal malformations were observed in a study with rats

exposed by whole body inhalation to chloropicrin. The NOAEL for maternal toxicity

(0.4 ppm) was lower than the NOAEL for foetal toxicity (1.2 ppm).

Mutagenic

Effects:

Some evidence of genetic toxicity in bacterial cell in one of five tester strains in

the presence of metabolic activation system but was not confirmed in mammalian

cells. Chloropicrin did not cause damage to mammalian cell DNA but there was

some equivocal evidence suggestive of clastogenic effects.

Carcinogenic

Effects:

Insufficient data exist to classify chlorpicrin as to its potential to cause cancer in

humans. However, no neoplastic or tumorigenic response was produced by

chloropicrin in any species tested by inhalation, oral, and gavage dosing in 6 long-

term studies.

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Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity:

Toxic to fish. 96hr LC

for trout and bluegill was 0.0165 mg/L and 0.105 mg/L

respectively.

Its mode of action suggests chloropicrin may be harmful to animals or birds.

However, a feeding study in chickens showed no adverse effects at doses up to

100 ppm for 120 days (highest dose tested).

Persistence

/Degradability:

Chloropicrin degrades to carbon dioxide in soils with a half-life between 8 hours

and 4.5 days. In water, chloropicrin degrades to carbon dioxide, bicarbonate,

chloride, nitrate and nitrite within 32 hours when exposed to light. Half-life in air

when exposed to simulated sunlight was 20 days with the end-products being

phosgene, nitric oxide, chlorine, nitrogen dioxide and dinitrogen tetroxide.

Mobility:

Chloropicrin moves rapidly in soils. Can diffuse to 1m in sandy soil. Unlikely to

move rapidly in water due to its low solubility.

Environmental

Fate:

Hydrolysis is slow in the absence of sunlight and/or microorganisms. A high

Henry’s Law constant (2.05X10

atm-m

/mol at 25°C) indicates chloropicrin will

volatilise quickly from water. Expected to volatilise quickly from soils. Not

expected to adsorb to soil particles.

Bioaccumulation

Potential:

Low (Estimated BCF 23)

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Disposal Considerations

Disposal Methods:

Dispose of chemical by use where possible. Product can be neutralised by

pouring or sifting over soda ash then mixing and washing slowly into large

tank.

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Transport Information

UN Number:

1580

Proper Shipping Name:

CHLOROPICRIN

Class (Subsidiary Risk):

Packing Group:

Material Safety Data Sheet

Company:

SA Rural Agencies Pty Ltd

Date:

May 2006

Product:

Rural Larvacide Rabbit Fumigant

Page 5 of 5

Special Precautions for

User:

Do not use magnesium, aluminium or their alloys for handling equipment

or contai

ners. Be sure container is closed completely.

Hazchem Code:

15

Regulatory Information

Poison Scheduling:

Registration/Notification:

APVMA Product No. 49792

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Other Information

Prepared using data supplied by information supplied by manufacturer and publicly available databases including US

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA); American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH);

Extension Toxicology Network (Extoxnet); International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS Inchem); Toxnet;

National Occupational Health & Safety Commission (NOHSC Australia); APVMA

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is provided to the best of our knowledge

at the date of issue, but no warranty can be made that the information is accurate or complete. Individuals reading

this information must exercise their independent judgement in determining its appropriateness in any situation. SA

Rural Agencies makes no representation as to the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information and to the full

extent allowed by law excludes all liability whatsoever, whether with respect to negligence or otherwise, for any loss or

damage arising from or connection with the supply or use of the information in this Material Safety Data Sheet.

Please read the label carefully before using product.

Date Prepared:

May 2006

Replaces:

Version dated June 2002

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