|ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS||PREVENTION||FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE||Combustible. Liquid formulations containing organic solvents may be flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.||NO open flames.||Use water spray. Use dry powder. Use carbon dioxide.|
|EXPOSURE||PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!||IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Dizziness. Nausea. Sweating. Muscle twitching. Pupillary constriction, muscle cramp, excessive salivation. Laboured breathing. Convulsions. Unconciousness.||Use local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||MAY BE ABSORBED! See Inhalation.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer immediately for medical attention. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid.|
|Eyes||Blurred vision.||Wear face shield 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||Abdominal cramps. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|PACKAGING & LABELLING|
|Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Symbol: T+, N; R: 21-28-50/53; S: (1/2)-22-28-36/37-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II
Fatal if swallowed
Fatal in contact with skin
Fatal if inhaled
Causes damage to nervous system
Very toxic to aquatic life
|EMERGENCY RESPONSE||SAFE STORAGE|
|Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-(61GT7-II).||Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.|
Physical State; Appearance
Occupational exposure limits
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body in hazardous amounts by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|PHYSICAL PROPERTIES||ENVIRONMENTAL DATA|
Melting point: 39°C
Density: 1.5 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.0187
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Flash point: 100°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.2
|The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal.|
Carrier solvents used in commercial formulations may change physical and toxicological properties.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Card has been partially updated in January 2008: see GHS classification.
See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations Methidathion (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 2) Methidathion (WHO Pesticide Residues Series 5) Methidathion (Pesticide residues in food: 1979 evaluations) Methidathion (Pesticide residues in food: 1992 evaluations Part II Toxicology) Methidathion (Pesticide residues in food: 1997 evaluations Part II Toxicological & Environmental)