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Product Name: Ortho Hornet & Wasp Killer 2-Old Product
EPA Registration Code: 239-2619
Form: aerosol
Product Category: Inside the Home » hornets/wasps » Insecticide
Landscape/Yard » hornets/wasps » Insecticide
Pesticides » hornets/wasps » Insecticide
Customer Service: 888-295-0671
Date Entered: 2001-05-08
Related Items: Products with similar usage in this database
Manufacturer: Ortho Group, The
Marketed by Scotts Co.
Address: P.O. Box 190
City: Marysville
State: OH
Zip Code: 43040
Telephone Number: 888-295-0671
Toll Free Number: 888-295-0671
Date Info Verified: 2008-01-09
Related Items: Products by this manufacturer
The following information (Health Effects, Handling/Disposal, and Ingredients) is taken from the product label and/or the (Material) Safety Data Sheet, (M)SDS, prepared by the manufacturer. The National Library of Medicine does not test products nor does it evaluate information from the product label or the (M)SDS. (What is an (M)SDS?)
Health Effects
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Acute Health Effects: From MSDS POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS EYES: This substance causes moderate irritation to the eyes. Eye contact may include discomfort, tearing, swelling, redness, and blurred vision. SKIN: This substance can cause skin irritation. Skin irritation may include discomfort, redness and swelling. If absorbed through the skin, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. INGESTION: If swallowed, this substance is considered practically non-toxic to internal organs. This product contains a petroleum distillate. Due to the low viscosity of petroleum distillate, it can directly enter the lungs if it is swallowed (this is called aspiration). This can occur during the act of swallowing or when vomiting the substance. Once in the lungs, the substance is very difficult to remove and can cause severe injury to the lungs and death. INHALATION: Breathing the vapor may be irritating to the respiratory tract. This substance is slightly toxic to internal organs if inhaled. The degree of injury will depend on the airborne concentration and duration of exposure.
Chronic Health Effects: From MSDS Diazinon was not carcinogenic when tested in rats, and mice in two-year feeding studies. TARGET ORGANS: Diazinon is an inhibitor of the cholinesterase enzyme, found in nervous tissue, red blood cells, and plasma. COMMENTS HEALTH: Depending upon
Carcinogenicity: The manufacturers Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) does not state whether the ingredients are considered carcinogens or potential carcinogens.
First Aid: From MSDS 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: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. Get medical attention. 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. NOTES TO PHYSICIAN: Ingestion of this product or subsequent vomiting can result in aspiration of light hydrocarbon liquid which can cause pneumonitis. This material contains a cholinesterase inhibitor. Measurement of blood cholinesterase activity may be useful in monitoring exposure. If signs of cholinesterase inhibition appear, atropine sulfate is antidotal. 2-PAM (PROTOPAM) is also antidotal and may be used in conjunction with atropine but should not be used alone. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In case of medical emergencies involving this product, call day or night, (800) 454-2333.
Health Rating: 2
Flammability Rating: 2
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe; 
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 1996-02-01
Handling: From MSDS GENERAL PROCEDURES: READ AND OBSERVE ALL PRECAUTIONS ON PRODUCT LABEL. Store in accordance with NFPA 30B for a Level I aerosol. DO NOT USE OR STORE near flame, sparks or hot surfaces. USE ONLY IN WELL VENTILATED AREA. CONTAINER UNDER PRESSURE. Exposure to heat or prolonged exposure to sun may cause container to burst. Do not puncture, incinerate or store above 130
Disposal: From MSDS 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 containers, then replace cap and discard in the trash. Do not incinerate, puncture or discard in home trash compactor. GENERAL COMMENTS: This container may be recycled in the few but growing number of communities where (steel) aerosol can recycling is available. Before offering for recycling, empty the can by using the product according to the label. (DO NOT PUNCTURE) If recycling is not available, wrap the container and discard in the trash.
Ingredients from MSDS/Label
ChemicalCAS No / Unique IDPercent
Inert ingredients (including petroleum distillates)999999-00-799.45
Pyrethrum (Pyrethrins) (unspecified CAS #)999999-61-50.05
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