Roundup Fence & Yard Edger MSDS # 6049
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
DATE PREPARED: 01/27/1997
MSDS No: 6049
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME: Roundup® Fence & Yard Edger
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Herbicide
The SOLARIS Group
of Monsanto Company
P.O. Box 5008
San Ramon, CA 94583-0808
24 HR. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Emergency Phone 800-454-2333
EPA REG. NO.: 239-2638B PN: 6035-B
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
|Chemical Name||Wt.%||CAS Registry #|
|Glyphosate, Isopropylamine salt of N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine||0 .9 6||38641-94-0|
|INERT INGREDIENTS||~ 99 .0 4|
``Inert Ingredients'' is a term defined by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide
Act (40 CFR 158.153). It refers to any substance, other than an active
ingredient, which is intentionally added to a pesticide product. Some inert
ingredients may be hazardous chemicals, as defined by the Federal OSHA
Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). The hazards associated
with these inert ingredients have been included in this document.
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: Yellow or off-white hazy
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: - WASH THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP
AND WATER AFTER HANDLING
- CAUSES EYE IRRITATION
- AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES OR CLOTHING
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: This substance causes moderate irritation
to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling,
redness, and blurred vision. See Toxicological Information, section
SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause
INGESTION: If swallowed, this product may cause
gastrointestinal tract irritation.
INHALATION: If inhaled, this substance is
considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. This substance
may be irritating if inhaled. Read the Toxicological Information
section (11) of this document for more information.
COMMENTS HEALTH: Inhalation and skin
contact are expected to be the primary routes of occupational exposure
to ROUNDUP. Occupational exposure to this material has not been
reported to cause significant adverse health effects. However,
swallowing of a similar, but more concentrated formulation, has been
reported to produce gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting and
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
EYES: Flush eyes immediately with fresh
water for at least 15 minutes while holding the eyelids open. Remove
contact lenses if worn. Call a physician if irritation persists.
SKIN: No first aid procedures are
required. As a precaution, wash skin thoroughly with soap and water.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing.
INGESTION: If swallowed, immediately
telephone a poison control center, emergency treatment center or a
physician for advice. DO NOT make person vomit unless directed to do
so by medical personnel. If medical advice cannot be obtained, then
immediately take person and product container, with label, to an
emergency treatment center.
INHALATION: Since this material is not
expected to be an immediate inhalation problem, no first aid
procedures are required. If respiratory discomfort or irritation
occurs, move the person to fresh air. See a doctor if discomfort or
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Medical
Information: Call day or night, 1-800-454-2333.
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASHPOINT AND METHOD: >212°F TAG CC
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water spray, foam,
CO2, dry chemical or any class B extinguishing agent.
FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: For fires
involving this material, do not enter any enclosed or confined fire
space without proper protective equipment. This may include
self-contained breathing apparatus to protect against the hazardous
effects of normal products of combustion or oxygen deficiency.
Equipment should be throughly cleaned after use. Read the entire
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
SMALL SPILL: Soak up spilled material
with paper towels and discard in trash.
LARGE SPILL: Liquid spills on floor or
other impervious surfaces should be contained or diked, and should be
absorbed with attapulgite, bentonite or other absorbent clays. Collect
contaminated absorbent, place in plastic-lined metal drum and dispose
of in accordance with instructions provided under Section 13.
"DISPOSAL". Thoroughly scrub floor or other impervious
surface with a strong industrial type detergent solution and rinse
For liquid spills that soak into the ground, contact the applicable Federal, State and or County Health Dept. for disposal recommendations. If disposal is required then refer to Section 13 "DISPOSAL" for instructions.
Leaking containers should be separated from non-leakers and either the container or its contents transferred to a drum or other non-leaking container and disposed of in accordance with instructions provided under Section 13 "Disposal". Any recovered spilled liquid should be similarly collected and disposed of.
Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs or feed by storage or disposal.
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Observe all
protection and safety precautions when cleaning up spills -- see
Section 8. "EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION". For help
with any spill, leak, fire or exposure involving this material, call
day or night (800) 454-2333.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Keep pesticide in
original container. For containers larger then 24 oz.: Place sprayer
nozzle under handle on container so the sprayer is not below level of
contents of container to prevent leakage. Store in a secure,
preferably locked, storage area. Protect container from freezing.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: No special ventilation
EYES AND FACE: For application of product in
accordance with label instructions, no special eye protection is
Where there is significant potential for eye contact, wear chemical goggles and have eye flushing equipment available.
SKIN: Although this product does not present a
significant skin concern, minimize skin contamination by following
good industrial practice. Wearing protective gloves is recommended.
Wash hands and contaminated skin throughly after handling.
RESPIRATORY: Avoid breathing vapor or mist.
OSHA HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS (29 CFR 1910.1200):
|Chemical Name||OSHA PEL||ACGIH TLV||ACGIH STEL|
|Potassium Hydroxide Solution||None||None||None|
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
PHYSICAL STATE: Liquid
APPEARANCE: Yellow or off-white hazy
pH: ~6.7 to 6.9
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Soluble
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.01 gr/cc at 20°C
VISCOSITY: Same as water.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: NO
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION: None.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
EYES: Found to be moderately irritating to
rabbit eyes; irritation cleared by test day 7 (EPA FIFRA Toxicity
Category - III).
Practically non-toxic, (Rat) LD50 >5.0 gm/Kg; EPA FIFRA toxicity
category - IV. Nonirritating to skin (Rabbit); EPA FIFRA toxicity
category - IV.
Practically non-toxic, (Rat LD50 >5000 mg/Kg). EPA FIFRA Toxicity
Category - IV.
Practically non-toxic, (Rat 4-hr LC50 >10mg/L). EPA FIFRA toxicity
category - IV.
SENSITIZATION: No evidence of allergic
skin reactions was observed in guinea pigs following repeated skin
CHRONIC: Data from glyphosate laboratory
toxicology studies were conducted with a formulation comprised of 62%
isopropylamine salt of glyphosate (MON 0139).
Rabbits - 3 week dermal: Repeated daily primarily resulted in slight skin irritation.
Dogs - 6 month feeding: Only slight body weight changes noted.
Rats - 90 day feeding: No treatment related effects.
Mice - 90 day feeding: Decreased weight gains at the high dose level group animals.
CARCINOGENICITY COMMENTS: Glyphosate: Not
a carcinogen. Glyphosate did not produce tumors in any of the
long-term toxicology studies. EPA has classified glyphosate in
category "E" (Evidence of noncarcinogenicity for humans).
Mice: 2-year feeding study. Reduced body weight gain and effects on liver tissues were observed at high dose levels.
Rats: 2-year feeding study. Reduced body weight gain and eye changes were observed at the high dose level in one study, while no treatment related effects occurred in a second study conducted at lower dose levels.
Dogs: No adverse effects were observed in feeding studies with dogs.
TERATOGENICITY: Glyphosate: No evidence
of teratogenic effects. Results of rat and rabbit teratology studies
indicate that no birth defects were noted. This included dose levels
of glyphosate that were maternally toxic.
REPRODUCTIVE TOXIN: Glyphosate: No
evidence of adverse reproductive effects. Glyphosate was fed
continuously to rats at very high dose levels for 2 successive
generations. Toxicity was reported in offspring from the high dose, a
level which also produced adverse effects on the mothers. In a
3-generation study conducted at lower dose levels, no effects were
seen on the ability of male or female rats to reproduce.
MUTAGENICITY: Glyphosate: Glyphosate has
not produced any genetic changes in various mutagenicity tests
involving animals and animal or bacterial cells.
COMMENTS: See Section 16 for definition of EPA
FIFRA toxicity categories.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: Do not
apply directly to water. Do not contaminate water when disposing of
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
FOR LARGE SPILLS: Material collected that
cannot be reprocessed should be disposed of in a landfill approved for
pesticide disposal or in accordance with applicable Federal, State or
PRODUCT DISPOSAL: The Solaris Group is
committed to responsible environmental practices and recommends that
all of the product be used up, carefully following all label
directions and precautions.
If necessary to dispose of partially filled product container, then securely wrap it in several layers of newspaper and discard in trash.
EMPTY CONTAINER: Do not reuse spray
bottle except for refill in accordance with directions on the ROUNDUP
Quick Stick Grass & Weed label. If not used for refill, rinse
throughly before discarding in trash.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Not Regulated
PRIMARY HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION: None
UN/NA NUMBER: None
PACKING GROUP: No
U.S. SURFACE FREIGHT CLASS: Tree or weed
killing compounds, NOI, Density of 20 lbs. or greater per cu. ft.
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Not Regulated
SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTES: The description
shown may not apply to all shipping situations. Consult 49CFR, or
appropriate Dangerous Goods Regulations, for additional description
requirements (e.g., technical name) and mode-specific or
quantity-specific shipping requirements.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
SARA TITLE III (SUPERFUND AMENDMENTS AND REAUTHORIZATION ACT)
|PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION UNDER SECTION 311 OF SARA|
|ACUTE: YES||CHRONIC: NO||FIRE: NO||REACTIVITY: NO||PRESSURE GENERATING: NO|
TSCA (TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT)
TSCA REGULATORY: All non FIFRA regulated
components are on the US EPA's TSCA Inventory List.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
FIRE: 0 HEALTH: 1 REACTIVITY: 0 PROTECTION:
FIRE: 0 HEALTH: 1 REACTIVITY: 0 SPECIAL: -
APPROVAL DATE: 05/19/1997
REVISION SUMMARY Revision #: 3
This MSDS replaces the September 28, 1995 MSDS. Any changes in
information are as follows:
In Section 1
Prepared By Date Prepared EPA Product Number
In Section 4
Additional Information (text)
In Section 8
Skin Protection (text) Eyes-Face Protection (text) Respiratory Protection (text)
In Section 9
(pH) (From) (pH) (To) Specific Gravity (From) Density (text)
In Section 10
Hazardous Polymerization (Y/N)?
In Section 11
Acute Eye (text) Dermal LD50 (text) Chronic (text) Carcinogenicity (text) Teratology (text) Reproduction (text) Mutagenicity (text) Toxicological (text) Section 11 Footnotes Sensitization (text)
In Section 15
In Section 16
HMIS Health Manufacturer Supplemental Notes (text)
MANUFACTURER SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES: EPA
FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act) Toxicity
Categories: The EPA toxicity categories are based on the results of
the acute toxicology studies. The toxicology findings are compared to
the FIFRA criteria to determine the product label signal word,
precautionary and first aid statements. The EPA FIFRA toxicity
EPA FIFRA Product Label Toxicity Rating
Toxicity Category Signal Word
I DANGER Most toxic and irritating
IV CAUTION Least toxic and irritating
COMMENTS: For additional information
concerning this product, call the SOLARIS Groups Consumer Helpline at
MANUFACTURER DISCLAIMER: This Material
Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains health, safety and environmental
information for you and your employees. It does not replace the
precautionary language, use directions, or the storage and disposal
information found on the product label. Information contained in this
MSDS will help you to prepare for emergency response and to meet
community right-to-know, emergency response and reporting requirements
under SARA Title III and many other laws. Emergency response agencies
and health care providers will also find this additional information
Use of this product is regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the approved label copy. It is a violation of Federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
Although the information and recommendations set forth herein (herinafter "Information") are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date hereof, Monsanto Company and The Solaris Group make no representations as to the completeness or accuracy thereof. Information is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving same will make their own determinations as to its suitability for their purposees prior to use. In no event will Monsanto Company or The Solaris Group be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance upon Information. NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OF ANY OTHER NATURE ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION OR THE PRODUCT TO WHICH INFORMATION REFERS.
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