UNITED PHOSPHORUS LVE MCPA 500 HERBICIDE

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

Active ingredient:
MCPA PRESENT AS THE 2-ETHYL HEXYL ESTER
Available from:
UNITED PHOSPHORUS LTD.
Class:
AgChem
Therapeutic group:
BARLEY | CEREAL RYE | OATS | PASTURE | TRITICALE | WHEAT | HIGH INTENSITY USAGE
Therapeutic area:
HERBICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
BATHURST BURR | CAPEWEED | CHARLOCK | DANDELION - TARAXACUM OFFICINALE | FAT HEN | FUMITORY | HEDGE OR WILD MUSTARD | LONDON ROCKET | NOOGOORA BURR | SAFFRON THISTLE | SCOTCH THISTLE | SKELETON WEED | SLENDER, SHORE OR SHEEP THISTLE | SPEAR OR BLACK THISTLE | STINKWORT | VARIEGATED THISTLE | WILD RADISH OR RADISH WEED | WILD SAGE | WILD TURNIP | BLESSED THISTLE | BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS | BRASSICA KABER | BRASSICA RAPA SSP. SYLVESTRIS | BRASSICA RAPA VAR. SYLVESTRIS | BRASSICA SINAPISTRUM | BULL THISTLE | CABBAGE THISTLE | CARDUUS MARIANUS | COCKLEBURR | COMMON DANDELION | COTTON THISTLE | CRAMBLING MUSTARD | ENGLISH DANDELION | EUROPEAN DANDELION | FALSE STAR THISTLE | HEDGE MUSTARD | HERALDIC THISTLE | HOLY THISTLE | JOINTED CHARLOCK | LADY'S THISTLE | MILK THISTLE | PINK WEED | RADISH (WILD) | SAGE (WILD) | SHORE THISTLE | SISYMBRIUM ORIENTALE | SLENDER THISTLE | SPEAR THISTLE | SPOTTED THISTLE | ST MARY'S THISTLE | TARAXACUM SPP. | TRUE DANDELION | TRUE SCOTCH THISTLE | TUMBLING MUSTARD | WHITE CHARLOCK | WHI
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
49714
Authorization date:
1997-08-06

ProductName: United Phosphorus LVE MCPA 500 Herbicide

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SECTION 1 - IDENTIFICATION OFCHEMICALPRODUCTAND COMPANY

UnitedPhosphorusLtd,

Level 3, Suite 14, 30 Atchison St

St Leonards, NSW 2065 Telephone (02)9460 8480

Fax (02)9460 8980

Substance: MCPA is a [(4-chloro-o-tolyl)oxy]aceticacid. Presented as dimethylamine salt.

Trade Name: United Phosphorus LVE MCPA 500 Herbicide

Product Code:49714

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

Creation Date: July, 2005

Revision Date: June, 2006

Section 2 - Hazards Identification

Statement of Hazardous Nature

This productis classifiedas:Hazardous accordingto the criteria of NOHSC Australia.

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

Risk Phrases:R22, R38,R41. Harmful if swallowed. Irritating to skin. Risk of serious damage to eyes.

SafetyPhrases:S2, S20, S24, S26, S36/37/39. Keep out of reachof children. Whenusing, do not eat ordrink.

Avoid contact with skin. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and contact a doctor or

Poisons Information Centre. Wearsuitable protectiveclothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

SUSDP Classification:S5

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

UN Number:None allocated

Emergency Overview

Physical Description & colour: Clear liquid.

Odour:Mild hydrocarbonodour.

Major Health Hazards:Symptoms inhumans fromvery high acute exposure could includeslurred speech,

twitching, jerking andspasms, drooling,low blood pressure, and unconsciousness. May causeserious damage to

eyes, harmfulif swallowed,skin irritant.

Potential Health Effects

See section 11 for Chronic exposure studies.

Inhalation

Short termexposure:Significant inhalation exposure isconsidered tobe unlikely. Available data indicates that this

product is not harmful. In addition product is unlikely to cause any discomfort orirritation.

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 reddening of contacted skin.

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

Eye Contact:

Short termexposure:Exposure via eyes isconsidered to be unlikely. This product is asevere eye irritant.

Symptoms may include stinging and reddeningof eyesandwatering which may become copious. Other symptoms

such asswelling of eyelidsand blurred vision may alsobecome evident. If exposure is brief, symptomsshould

disappear once exposurehasceased. However, lengthy exposure or delayedtreatment is likely to causepermanent

damage.

Ingestion:

Short termexposure:Significant oral exposure isconsideredto be unlikely. Available data shows that this product

is harmful, but symptoms are not available. This product isunlikely to cause any irritation problems in theshort or long

term.

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Carcinogen Status:

NOHSC:No significant ingredient is classified ascarcinogenic byNOHSC.

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 )

MCPA * 94-74-6 50 not set not set

Other non hazardous ingredients secret to 100 not set not set

* MCPA is present as the iso octyl ester, CAS 26544-20-7

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) isan exposure value thatshould notbe exceeded for morethan 15 minutes andshould

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

used when theTWA limit, because of the rapid action of the substance, should neverbe exceeded, even briefly.

Section 4 - FirstAid 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 in Australia (0800 764 766 in New Zealand) and is available at all

times.Have thisMSDS withyou when you call.

Inhalation:First aid isnot generally required. If in doubt, contact a Poisons Information Centre or a doctor.

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.

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

Centre, or call a doctor.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

Fire and Explosion Hazards: This product isclassifiedas aC2 combustible product. There is aslightrisk of an

explosion fromthis product if commercial quantities are involved ina fire. Violent steam generation oreruption may

occur upon application of direct water stream on hot liquids.

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

Extinguishing Media:Preferred extinguishing media are carbondioxide, dry chemical, foam, water fog.

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

Flash point:Not flammable.

Upper FlammabilityLimit:No data

Lower FlammabilityLimit:No data

Autoignitiontemperature:No data

Flammability Class:C2

Section 6 -Accidental Release Measures

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

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

apparatus. See belowunder Personal Protectionregarding Australian Standards relating to personal protective

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

comprise asa minimum, protective goggles. If there isa significant chance thatvapours ormists are likely tobuild up

in the cleanup area, we recommend thatyou use a respirator. Usually, no respirator is necessary when using this

product. However, if you have any doubts consult theAustralian Standard mentioned below(section 8).

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

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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:Note that this product is combustible and therefore,forStorage, meets the definition of Dangerous Goods

in somestates. If you storelarge quantities (tonnes) ofsuch products, we suggestthat you consult yourstate's

Dangerous Goods authority in order to clarify your obligationsregarding theirstorage.

Store packages of this product in a coolplace. Store inthe closedoriginal container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area

out of directsunlight. Makesure that the product doesnot come intocontact with substanceslisted under

"Incompatibilities" in Section 10. Some liquid preparationssettle orseparate onstanding andmay require stirring

before use. Check packaging - there may be further storage instructions on the label.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls and 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.

Exposure Limits TWA (mg/m 3

) STEL (mg/m 3

)

Exposure limits have not been established by NOHSC for anyof the significant ingredients inthis product.

The ADI forMCPA is set at 0.01mg/kg/day. The corresponding NOEL is set at 1.1mg/kg/day. ADI meansAcceptable

Daily Intake and NOEL meansNo-observable-effect-level. Values taken from Australian ADI List, Dec 2004.

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 gogglesmust be wornwhen this product is beingused. Failure to protect

your eyes may lead to severe harm to them or to general health. Emergency eye wash facilities should also be

available in anareaclose to where thisproduct is being used.

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 clothingbe made from the following: rubber, PVC.

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

the AustralianStandard mentioned above.

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 liquid.

Odour: Mild hydrocarbon odour.

Boiling Point:Not available.

Freezing/Melting Point: No specific data. Liquid at normal temperatures.

Volatiles: No specific data. Expectedto be low at 100°C.

Vapour Pressure:No data.

Vapour Density:No data.

Specific Gravity:No data.

Water Solubility:Emulsifiable.

pH:No data.

Volatility:No data.

Odour Threshold:No data.

Evaporation Rate:No data.

Coeff Oil/water distribution: 2.75 (pH 1); 0.46 (pH 5)(logP octanol/water, MCPA)

Autoignition temp:No data

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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:This product should bekept in a cool place,preferably below30°C. 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:Carbondioxide,and if combustion isincomplete, carbonmonoxide and smoke. Hydrogen

chloride gas,other compounds of chlorine. Water. Carbon monoxidepoisoningproduces headache, weakness,

nausea, dizziness, confusion, dimnessof vision, disturbance of judgment, andunconsciousness followedby coma

and death.

Polymerisation:This product will not undergo polymerisation reactions.

Section 11- Toxicological Information

Toxicity: Aninformation profile for MCPA isavailableat http://extoxnet.orst.edu/pips/ghindex.html

Acute toxicity:MCPA acid is harmful via ingestion, with reportedoral LD

valuesfor the technical product in rats

ranging from700 mg/kg to 1160 mg/kg and ranging inmice from 550 to 800 mg/kg. It is harmful via the dermal route

as well, with reported dermal LD

valuesranging from greaterthan1000 mg/kgin rats to greater than 4000mg/kg in

rabbits.

Chronic toxicity:Dietary levels of approximately 50 mg/kg/dayand 125 mg/kg/day over 7 monthscausedreduced

feeding ratesand retardedgrowth rates inrats. White bloodcell counts andratios were not affected, but some

reductionsinred blood cellcounts and haemoglobin did appear to beassociatedwith exposure to MCPA at oral dose

levels of approximately 20 mg/kg/day. Inthe samestudy,oral dosesof approximately 5 mg/kg/day caused increased

relative kidneyweights, and oral dosesof approximately 20 mg/kg/day causedincreasedrelative liver weights.

Anotherstudy in rats showed no effects on kidney or liver weights over an unspecified periodat oral doses of 60

mg/kg/day, but oral doses of 150 mg/kg/day did cause reversible increases in these weightsover a courseof 3

months. Very high dermaldoses of 500 mg/kg/daycaused reducedbody weight, and even higher dermal doses of

1000 and 2000mg/kg/day resultedin increased mortality andobservable changesin liver, kidney, spleen, and thymus

tissue.

Reproductiveeffects:A two-generation rat study at doses of up to15mg/kg/day affected reproductive function. It is

unlikely that humans will experience these effects under normal exposure conditions.

Teratogenic effects:Offspring of pregnant ratsfed low to moderate dosesof MCPA (20 to 125 mg/kg)ondays 6 to

15 of gestation, had no birth defects. Teratogenic effects inhumansare unlikely at expected exposure levels.

Mutagenic effects:MCPA is reportedly weakly mutagenic to bonemarrow and ovarian cells ofhamsters, but

negative results were reported for othermutagenic tests. It appears that thecompound poses little or nomutagenic

risk.

Carcinogenic effects:All of the available evidence onMCPA indicates that the compound does not causecancer.

Forestry andagricultural workers occupationally exposed to MCPA in Sweden did not showincreased cancer

incidence.

Organ toxicity:Target organs identifiedin animal studies includethe liver, kidneys, spleen. and thymus.Farmworker

exposure has resultedin reversibleanaemia, muscularweakness, digestive problems, and slight liver damage.

Fate in humans and animals:MCPAis rapidly absorbed and eliminated frommammalian systems. Ratseliminated

nearly all of asingle oral dosewithin 24hours, mostlythough urinewith little or no metabolism.Humansexcreted

about half of a 5 mg dose in the urinewithin a few days. No residues were foundafter day 5.

For MCPA:

Oral(Rat) = 900-1160mg/kg LD

Oral(Mouse) = 550mg/kg

Dermal (Rat)>4000mg/kg LC

Inhalation (Rat) >6.36mg/L/4hr

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Effects on birds:MCPA is moderately toxic to wildfowl; the LD

of MCPA in bobwhite quail is 377 mg/kg.

Effects on aquatic organisms:MCPAisonly slightly toxicto freshwaterfish, with reported LC

values ranging from

117 to 232 mg/L in rainbowtrout. MCPAis practically nontoxic to freshwaterinvertebrates, and estuarine and marine

organisms.

Effects on other organisms:It is nontoxic to bees, with a reportedoral LD

of 104µg/bee.

Environmental Fate:

Breakdown in soil and groundwater:MCPA and its formulationsare rapidly degraded by soilmicroorganisms and it

has low persistence, with areported fieldhalf-life of 14days to 1 month, depending on soil moisture andsoilorganic

matter. MCPAand its formulationsshow little affinity for soil.

Breakdown inwater:It isrelatively stable to light breakdown , but can be rapidly broken down by microorganisms. In

rice paddy water, MCPA is almost totally degraded byaquatic microorganismsin under 2 weeks.

Breakdown invegetation:MCPA is readily absorbedand translocated in mostplants. It is actively brokendown in

plants, the major metabolite being 2-methyl-4-chlorophenol.

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Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Disposal:Instructionsconcerning the disposal of this product andits containers are given onthe productlabel.

These shouldbe carefully followed.

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 are to be found in the public AICS Database.

The followingingredients:MCPA, are mentioned 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 Road and Rail

AICS Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances

CAS number Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number

HazchemCode Emergency action code ofnumbers andletters that provide information to

emergency servicesespecially firefighters

IARC International Agency forResearch onCancer

NOHSC National Occupational Health and Safety Commission

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 with the NOHSC document “National Code of Practice for the

Preparation of Material Safety DataSheets” 2nd Edition [NOHSC:2011(2003)]

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