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SKOPE INSECTICIDE

SAFETY DATA SHEET
Issued by: Adama Australia Pty Ltd Phone: (02)9431 7800 (office hours)
Poisons Information Centre: 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia,
(0800 764 766 in New Zealand)

section 1 - Identification of The Material and Supplier: 

Adama Australia Pty Ltd

Suite 1, Level 4, Building B,

207 Pacific Highway St Leonards, NSW 2065

ACN 050 328 973

Telephone (02)9431 7800 (24 hours)

Emergency 1800 024 973 (24 hours)

Fax (02)9431 7700

 

Chemical nature: 

Acetamiprid (a neonicotinoid) and Emamectin-benzoate in a suitable medium.
Trade Name:  SKOPE INSECTICIDE
Product Use:  Agricultural insecticide for use as described on the product label.
Creation Date:  March, 2015
This version issued:  March, 2015 and is valid for 5 years from this date.

 

section 2 - Hazards Identification: 

Statement of Hazardous Nature

This product is classified as: Xn, Harmful. N, Dangerous to the environment. Hazardous according to the criteria of SWA.Not subject to the ADG Code when transported in Australia by Road or Rail in packages 500kg(L) or less; or IBCs (refer to SP AU01). However if transported by Air or Sea, this provision does not apply. Then the product is classed
as Dangerous (Class 9 Environmentally Hazardous) by IATA and IMDG/IMSBC respectively. See details below and in Section 14 of this SDS.

Risk Phrases: R22, R48/22, R50/53. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful: danger of serious damage to health by
prolonged exposure if swallowed. Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects to the
aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases: S2, S20, S23, S29, S35, S57, S60, S61, S64, S20/21, S24/25, S36/37/39. Keep out of reach of children. When using, do not eat or drink. Do not breathe vapours or spray mists. Do not empty into drains. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe way. Use appropriate container to avoid environmental contamination. This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/Safety Data Sheets. If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious). When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

SUSMP Classification: S6

ADG Classification: Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods.

UN Number: 3082, ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Acetamiprid, Emamectin).

GHS Signal word: WARNING
HAZARD STATEMENT:
H227: Combustible liquid.
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
H373: May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
PREVENTION
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P210: Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames and hot surfaces. - No smoking.
P260: Do not breathe fumes, mists, vapours or spray.
P262: Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing.
P264: Wash contacted areas thoroughly after handling.
P270: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P273: Avoid release to the environment.
P280: Wear protective gloves, protective clothing and eye or face protection.

P314: Get medical advice or attention if you feel unwell.
P301+P312: IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTRE or doctor if you feel unwell.
P301+P330+P331: IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
P303+P361+P353: IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water.
P391: Collect spillage.
P370+P378: In case of fire, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam, water fog. Alcohol resistant foam is the
preferred firefighting medium but, if it is not available, normal foam can be used.
STORAGE
P410: Protect from sunlight.
P402+P404: Store in a dry place. Store in a closed container.
P403+P235: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
DISPOSAL
P501: Dispose of contents and containers as specified on the registered label.

Emergency Overview

Physical Description & colour: Clear, light green liquid.

Odour: Sweet odour.

Major Health Hazards: harmful if swallowed.

Potential Health Effects

See section 11 for Chronic exposure studies.

Inhalation:

Short term exposure: Available data indicates that this product is not harmful. However product may be mildly irritating, although unlikely to cause anything more than mild transient discomfort.

Long term exposure: No data for health effects associated with long term inhalation.

Skin Contact:

Short term exposure: Available data indicates that this product is not harmful. It should present no hazards in
normal use. However product may be irritating, but is unlikely to cause anything more than mild transient discomfort.

Long term expsoure: No data for health effects associated with long term skin exposure.

Eye Contact:

Short term exposure: This product may be irritating to eyes, but is unlikely to cause anything more than mild transient discomfort.

Long term expsoure: No data for health effects associated with long term eye exposure.

Ingestion:

Short term exposure: Significant oral exposure is considered to be unlikely. Available data shows that this product is harmful, but symptoms are not available. However, this product may be irritating to mucous membranes but is unlikely to cause anything more than transient discomfort.

Long term expsoure: No data for health effects associated with long term ingestion.

Carcinogen Status:

SWA: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by SWA.

NTP: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by NTP.

IARC: No significant ingredient is classified as carcinogenic by IARC.

section 3 - Composition/ Information on Ingredients: 
Ingredients CAS No Conc,% TWA (mg/m3)

STEL (mg/m3)

Acetamiprid 135410-20-7 17-21 not set

not set

Emamectin-benzoate 155569-91-8 3-4 not set not set
Other non hazardous ingredients various to 100 not set not set

 

This is a commercial product whose exact ratio of components may vary slightly. Minor quantities of other non hazardous ingredients are also possible.

The SWA TWA exposure value is the average airborne concentration of a particular substance when calculated over a normal 8 hour working day for a 5 day working week. The STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) is an exposure value that may be equalled (but should not be exceeded) for no longer than 15 minutes and should not be repeated more than 4 times per day. There should be at least 60 minutes between successive exposures at the STEL. The term "peak "is used when the TWA limit, because of the rapid action of the substance, should never be exceeded, even briefly.

section 4 - First Aid Measures: 

General Information:

You should call The Poisons Information Centre if you feel that you may have been poisoned, burned or irritated by
this product. The number is 13 1126 from anywhere in Australia (0800 764 766 in New Zealand) and is available at all
times. Have this SDS with you when you call.

Inhalation: No first aid measures normally required. However, if inhalation has occurred, and irritation has
developed, remove to fresh air and observe until recovered. If irritation becomes painful or persists more than about
30 minutes, seek medical advice.

Skin Contact: Wash gently and thoroughly with water (use non-abrasive soap if necessary) for 5 minutes or until
chemical is removed.

Eye Contact: No effects expected. If irritation does occur, flush contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently flowing
water for 5 minutes or until the product is removed. Obtain medical advice if irritation becomes painful or lasts more
than a few minutes. Take special care if exposed person is wearing contact lenses.

Ingestion: If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Wash mouth with water and contact a Poisons Information
Centre, or call a doctor.

section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures: 

Fire and Explosion Hazards: The major hazard in fires is usually inhalation of heated and toxic or oxygen
deficient (or both), fire gases. There is little risk of an explosion from this product if commercial quantities are involved
in a fire. Violent steam generation or eruption may occur upon application of direct water stream on hot liquids.
Vapours from this product are heavier than air and may accumulate in sumps, pits and other low-lying spaces,
forming potentially explosive mixtures. They may also flash back considerable distances.
Fire decomposition products from this product are likely to be irritating if inhaled.

Extinguishing Media: In case of fire, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical, foam, water fog. Alcohol resistant foam is
the preferred firefighting medium but, if it is not available, normal foam can be used. Try to contain spills, minimise
spillage entering drains or water courses.

Fire Fighting: If a significant quantity of this product is involved in a fire, call the fire brigade. There is little danger of
a violent reaction or explosion if significant quantities of this product are involved in a fire. Recommended personal
protective equipment is full fire kit and breathing apparatus.

Flash point: >90°C
Upper Flammability Limit: No data.
Lower Flammability Limit: No data.
Autoignition temperature:  No data.
Flammability Class:  Flammable Category 4 (GHS), C1 combustible (AS 1940)
section 6 - Accidental Release Measures: 

Accidental release: In the event of a major spill, prevent spillage from entering drains or water courses. As a
minimum, wear overalls, goggles and gloves. Suitable materials for protective clothing include no specific
manufacturer recommendations. Use impermeable gloves with care. Eye/face protective equipment should comprise
as a minimum, protective goggles. If there is a significant chance that vapours or mists are likely to build up in the
cleanup area, we recommend that you use a respirator. Usually, no respirator is necessary when using this product.
However, if you have any doubts consult the Australian Standard mentioned below (section 8). Otherwise, not
normally necessary.


Stop leak if safe to do so, and contain spill. Absorb onto sand, vermiculite or other suitable absorbent material. If spill
is too large or if absorbent material is not available, try to create a dike to stop material spreading or going into drains
or waterways. Because of the environmentally hazardous nature of this product, special care should be taken to
restrict release to waterways or drains. Sweep up and shovel or collect recoverable product into labelled containers
for recycling or salvage, and dispose of promptly. Recycle containers wherever possible after careful cleaning. Refer
to product label for specific instructions. After spills, wash area preventing runoff from entering drains. If a significant
quantity of material enters drains, advise emergency services. Full details regarding disposal of used containers,
spillage and unused material may be found on the label. If there is any conflict between this SDS and the label,
instructions on the label prevail. Ensure legality of disposal by consulting regulations prior to disposal. Thoroughly
launder protective clothing before storage or re-use. Advise laundry of nature of contamination when sending
contaminated clothing to laundry.

section 7 - Handling and Storage: 

Handling: Keep exposure to this product to a minimum, and minimise the quantities kept in work areas. Check
Section 8 of this SDS for details of personal protective measures, and make sure that those measures are followed.
The measures detailed below under "Storage" should be followed during handling in order to minimise risks to persons using the product in the workplace. Also, avoid contact or contamination of product with incompatible materials listed in Section 10.

Storage: This product is a Scheduled Poison. Observe all relevant regulations regarding sale, transport and storage
of this schedule of poison. Check packaging - there may be further storage instructions on the label.

section 8 - Exposure Controls and Personal Protection: 

The following Australian Standards will provide general advice regarding safety clothing and equipment:

Respiratory equipment: AS/NZS 1715, Protective Gloves: AS 2161, Occupational Protective Clothing: AS/NZS 4501 set 2008, Industrial Eye Protection: AS1336 and AS/NZS 1337, Occupational Protective Footwear: AS/NZS2210.

SWA Exposure Limits TWA (mg/m3) STEL (mg/m3)
Exposure limits have not been established by SWA for any of the known significant ingredients in this product. - -

No special equipment is usually needed when occasionally handling small quantities. The following instructions are
for bulk handling or where regular exposure in an occupational setting occurs without proper containment systems.

Ventilation: This product should only be used in a well ventilated area. If natural ventilation is inadequate, use of a
fan is suggested.

Eye Protection: Eye protection such as protective glasses or goggles is recommended when product is being used.

Skin Protection: You should avoid contact even with mild skin irritants. Therefore you should wear suitable
impervious elbow-length gloves and facial protection when handling this product. See below for suitable types.

Protective Material Types: There is no data that enables us to recommend any type except that it should be
impermeable

Respirator: Usually, no respirator is necessary when using this product. However, if you have any doubts consult
the Australian Standard mentioned above. Otherwise, not normally necessary.
Safety deluge showers should, if practical, be provided near to where this product is being handled commercially.

section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties: 
Physical Description & colour: Clear, light green liquid.
Odour: Sweet odour.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point: No specific data. Liquid at normal temperatures.
Volatiles: No data.
Vapour Pressure: No data.
Vapour Density: No data.
Specific Gravity: 1.1-1.2 at 25°C
Water Solubility: No data.
pH: 4.5-5.2 (1% solution)
Volatility: No data.
Odour Threshold: No data.
Evaporation Rate: No data.
Coeff Oil/water distribution: No data.  
Viscosity: 46.2mm2/sec at 40°C
Autoignition temp: No data.
section 10 - Stability and Reactivity: 

Reactivity: This product is unlikely to react or decompose under normal storage conditions. However, if you have
any doubts, contact the supplier for advice on shelf life properties.

Conditions to Avoid: Protect this product from light. Store in the closed original container in a dry, cool, wellventilated
area out of direct sunlight.

Incompatibilities: strong acids, strong bases, strong oxidising agents.

Fire Decomposition: Combustion forms carbon dioxide, and if incomplete, carbon monoxide and possibly smoke.
Water is also formed. May form nitrogen and its compounds, and under some circumstances, oxides of nitrogen.
Occasionally hydrogen cyanide gas in reducing atmospheres. May form oxides of phosphorus and other phosphorus
compounds. Carbon monoxide poisoning produces headache, weakness, nausea, dizziness, confusion, dimness of
vision, disturbance of judgment, and unconsciousness followed by coma and death.e.

Polymerisation: This product will not undergo polymerisation reactions.

section 11 - Toxicological Information: 

Local Effects:
Target Organs: There is no data to hand indicating any particular target organs.

Ingredient Risk Phrases
No ingredient mentioned in the HSIS Database is present in this product at hazardous concentrations.

Toxicity: 

Acute toxicity: 

Values                                                   Species                         Method                     Remarks
Oral LD50 mg/kg:                              300-2000                         Rat                         OECD 423
Dermal LD50 mg/kg:                          > 2000                              Rat                        OECD 402
Inhalation LC50 mg/l/4h:                    > 5                                    Rat                        OECD 403
Skin corrosion/irritation:                  Non-irritating to the skin    Rabbit                   OECD 404
Serious eye damage/eye irritation:  Not irritating to eyes          Rabbit                   OECD 405
Respiratory/skin sensitization:        Not a skin sensitizer           Guinea pig             OECD 406

Chronic toxicity: 

Germ cell mutagenicity
Chemical Name
Acetamiprid: Not classified
Emamectin-benzoate: Not classified

Carcinogenicity .
Chemical Name
Acetamiprid: Not Carcinogenic
Emamectin-benzoate: Not Carcinogenic

Reproductive toxicity.
Chemical Name
Acetamiprid: Not classified
Emamectin-benzoate: Not classified

STOT - single exposure
Chemical Name
Acetamiprid: Not available
Emamectin-benzoate: No data available

STOT - repeated exposure
Chemical Name
Acetamiprid: Not available
Emamectin-benzoate: No data available

Aspiration hazard
Chemical Name
Acetamiprid: Not available
Emamectin-benzoate: No data available

section 12 - Ecological Information: 

Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects to the aquatic environment.

Acute toxicity                                Values                    Species                   Method
Fish 96-hour LC50 mg/L:               9.99                 Rainbow trout           OECD 203
Crustacea 48-hour EC50 mg/L:    0.0654            Daphnia magna          OECD 202
Algae 72-hour EC50 mg/L:            315                 P. subcapitata             OECD 201
Other plants: No data available.

Acetamiprid:
Birds: LD50 (Oral), Mallard, 98mg/kg
Bees Oral LD50 14.5μg/bee
Water DT50 3.6-5.8 days
Soil DT50 2.9 days
Log Pow 0.80 at 25°C
Koc 71.1-138.4


Emamectin-benzoate
Log Pow 2.7 (OECD 117)

section 13 - Disposal Considerations: 

Disposal: Special help is available for the disposal of Agricultural Chemicals. The product label will give general
advice regarding disposal of small quantities, and how to cleanse containers. However, for help with the collection of
unwanted rural chemicals, contact ChemClear 1800 008 182 http://www.chemclear.com.au/ and for help with the disposal of empty drums, contact DrumMuster http://www.drummuster.com.au/ where you will find contact details for
your area.

section 14 - Transport Information: 

Not subject to the ADG Code when transported by Road or Rail in Australia, in packages 500kg(L)
or less; or IBCs, but classed as Dangerous by IATA and IMDG/IMSBC when carried by Air or Sea
transport (see details below).

UN Number: 3082, ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, N.O.S. (Acetamiprid, Emamectin).
Hazchem Code: •3Z
Special Provisions: 179, 274, 331, 335, AU01
Limited quantities: ADG 7 specifies a Limited Quantity value of 5 L for this class of product.
Dangerous Goods Class: Class 9: Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods.
Packaging Group: III
Packaging Method: P001, IBC03, LP01
Class 9 Miscellaneous Dangerous Goods shall not be loaded in the same vehicle or packed in the same freight
container with Dangerous Goods of Class 1 (Explosives).

section 15 - Regulatory Information: 

AICS: We are unable to verify the presence of all of the ingredients in this product on the public AICS database.
However this is not a necessary requirement for registered Ag/Vet products. If you have any reason to be concerned
about this, we suggest you call us on the number below.
The following ingredients: Acetamiprid, Emamectin are mentioned in the SUSMP.

section 16 - Other Information: 

This MSDS contains only safety-related information. For other data see product literature.

Acronyms:  
ADG Code Australian Code for the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, 7th Edition
AICS Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances
SWA Safe Work Australia, formerly ASCC and NOHSC
CAS number Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number
Hazchem Code Emergency action code of numbers and letters that provide information to emergency services especially firefighters
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
NOS Not otherwise specified
NTP National Toxicology Program (USA)
R-Phrase Risk Phrase
SUSMP Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines & Poisons
UN Number United Nations Number

 

Contact Points:

Call Adama on (02)9431 7800 and ask for the technical manager.   Fax: (02)9431 7700

 

Police and Fire Brigade:  Dial 000
Emergency contact:  1800 024 973 (24 hours)

 

If ineffective:

Dial Poisons Information Centre (13 1126 from anywhere in Australia)

The information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct at the date hereof. However, it is expected that individuals receiving the information will exercise their independent judgement in determining its appropriateness for a particular purpose. Adama Australia Pty Ltd makes no representation as to the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information and to the full extent allowed by law excludes all liability whatsoever, whether with respect to negligence or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from or connection with the supply or use of the information in this Material Safety Data Sheet.

Please read all labels carefully before using product.

This MSDS is prepared in accord with the SWA document “National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets” 2nd Edition [NOHSC:2011(2003)] Copyright © Kilford & Kilford Pty Ltd, August, 2012. http://www.kilford.com.au/ Phone (02)9251 4532