Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super
Concentrate MSDS #7072
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
DATE PREPARED: 10/31/2000
Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate
MSDS No: 7072
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME: Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: HERBICIDE
Lawn & Garden Products
P.O. Box 1750
Columbus, OH 43216
24 HR. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Emergency Phone: 1-800-225-2883
EPA REG. NO.: 71995-25 PN: 7039
2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
|Glyphosate, isopropylamine salt
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: Light amber liquid
IMMEDIATE CONCERNS: CAUSES EYE IRRITATION
AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES OR CLOTHING
WASH THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP AND WATER AFTER HANDLING
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
EYES: Eye contact may cause discomfort, tearing,
swelling, redness, and blurred vision. See Toxicology Information,
SKIN: This substance is not expected to cause
prolonged or significant skin irritation. If absorbed through the
skin, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal
organs. This product is not expected to cause allergic skin reaction.
See Toxicology Information, section 11.
INGESTION: Ingestion may produce irritation of
the digestive tract as demonstrated by signs and symptoms of mouth
membrane irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. See Toxicology
Information, section 11.
INHALATION: Overexposure to spray mist may
result in minor irritation of the upper respiratory tract. See
Toxicology Information, section 11.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
EYES: If in eyes, immediately flush with
plenty of water. Get medical attention if irritation persists.
SKIN: No first aid procedures are
required. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water after handling.
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: If respiratory discomfort or
irritation occurs, move the person to fresh air. See a doctor if
discomfort or irritation continues.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Medical
Information: Call day or night, 1-800-225-2883
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLASHPOINT AND METHOD: None
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Water spray, foam,
CO2, dry chemical or any class B extinguishing agent.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: This
material will not burn.
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. Read
the entire document.
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.
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) 225-2883.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
GENERAL PROCEDURES: Store this product
only in its original container in a secured storage area. Protect
container from freezing.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: No special ventilation
EYES AND FACE: Workers handling the concentrate
should wear chemical goggles to prevent eye contact during
mixing/transfer operations or other activities where there is
potential for eye contact with the concentrated product. The wearing
of goggles is not required during use of this product in accordance
with label instruction.
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.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
ODOR: Practically odorless to slight
COLOR: Amber to yellow liquid
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Soluble
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: NO
STABILITY: Product is stable for at least
5 years under normal conditions of warehouse storage.
INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS: Mix, spray, apply
and store solutions of this product only in stainless steel, aluminum,
fiberglass, plastic or plastic-lined steel containers.
DO NOT MIX, APPLY OR STORE THIS PRODUCT OR SPRAY SOLUTIONS OF THIS
PRODUCT IN GALVANIZED OR UNLINED STEEL (EXCEPT STAINLESS STEEL)
SPRAYERS, because the product and such containers can react to produce
a highly combustible mixture of hydrogen gas. This buildup of hydrogen
gas in a closed container can create enough pressure to cause the
container to rupture, or can flash or explode, causing serious
personal injury, if ignited by open flame, spark, welders torch, lit
cigarette or any other ignition source.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
EYES: Rabbit: Moderate eye irritant - EPA FIFRA
Toxicity Category - lll.
Rat = > 5.0 g/kg. EPA FIFRA toxicity category - IV.
SKIN IRRITATION: Rabbit - slightly irritating. EPA FIFRA toxicity
category - IV.
ORAL LD50: Rat
= >5.0 g/kg.
EPA FIFRA toxicity category - IV.
Practically non-toxic, EPA FIFRA toxicity category - IV.
SENSITIZATION: Guinea pig - no evidence
of allergic skin reactions.
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
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
CARCINOGENICITY COMMENTS: GLYPHOSATE:
Glyphosate is not considered to be 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
Dogs: No adverse effects were observed in feeding studies with dogs.
NEUROTOXICITY: GLYPHOSATE: There was no
evidence of nervous system toxicity, including delayed induced
peripheral neuropathy in chickens (repeated oral dosing) or
cholinesterase inhibition in rats (single oral dosing).
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
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: Do not apply directly
to water. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment
ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: Monsanto
has not conducted environmental toxicity studies with this product.
Available data for a similar formulation are summarized below:
Aquatic Invertebrates: 48hr EC50 Daphnia magna: 11 mg/L; Slightly
Warmwater Fish: 96-hr LC50 Bluegill sunfish: 7.5 mg/L; Moderately
Coldwater Fish: 96-hr LC50 Rainbow trout: 5.5 mg/L; Moderately Toxic
Avian Species: 8-day LC50 Bobwhite quail: >5,620 ppm; Practically
8-day LC50 Mallard duck: >5,620 ppm; Practically Nontoxic
Arthropods: 48-hr Oral LD50 Honeybee: >100 ug/bee; Practically
48-hr Contact LD50 Honeybee: >100 ug/bee; Practically Nontoxic
The results of degradation and bioconcentration studies with the
active ingredient in this product indicate that it is rapidly adsorbed
to soil, readily biodegrades in soil and water, and does not
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: Securely wrap partially
filled or empty container in several layers of newspaper and discard
in trash. Never pour product down any drain.
EMPTY CONTAINER: Do not reuse container.
Rinse throughly before discarding in trash.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION)
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Not Regulated
PRIMARY HAZARD CLASS/DIVISION: None
U.S. SURFACE FREIGHT CLASS: Weed killing
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)
CLASSIFICATION UNDER SECTION 311 OF SARA
||PRESSURE GENERATING: NO
311/312 HAZARD CATEGORIES: Immediate
313 REPORTABLE INGREDIENTS: None
TITLE III NOTES: Immediate (acute) health
hazard: Product is moderately irritating to the eyes.
TSCA (TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT)
TSCA REGULATORY: All non FIFRA regulated
components are on the US EPA's TSCA Inventory List.
PROPOSITION 65 STATEMENT: No ingredients
16. OTHER INFORMATION
FIRE: 0 HEALTH: 1 REACTIVITY: 0
FIRE: 0 HEALTH: 1 REACTIVITY: 0
APPROVAL DATE: 10/31/2000
REVISION SUMMARY New MSDS
COMMENTS: For additional information
concerning this product, call the Helpline at 800-225-2883.
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.
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"Information") are presented in good faith and believed to
be correct as of the date hereof, Monsanto Company makes no
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