|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Combustible.||NO open flames. NO contact with oxidizing agents.||Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.|
|EXPLOSION||Risk of fire and explosion on contact with oxidizing agents.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!|
|Inhalation||Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.||Use ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Pain.||Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Numbness of tongue and lips. Convulsions. Muscle paralysis. Muscular fibrillation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 20/21/22-50/53; S: (2)-13-60-61
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.|
Physical State; Appearance
PALE YELLOW MOBILE OIL WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Decomposes at 170°C at 0.01 kPa
Density: 0.84-0.86 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none
Flash point: 76°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.9 (pyrethrin II)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.3 (pyrethrin I)
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to bees.|
Pyrethrum is a mixture of pyrethrin I and II, cinerin I and II, and jasmolin I and II.
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact.
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations