Agrichem (International) Limited M a t e r i a l S a f e t y D a t a S h e e t
SECTION 1 Identification of Preparation and Company Agrichem (International)
Industrial Estate, Station Road, Whittlesey, PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire PE7 2EY
SECTION 2 Hazards Identification
Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed. Consumption of alcohol increases toxic effect. Irritating to eyes and skin, especially as dry powder. May cause sensitization by skin contact. Very toxic to aquatic organisms and possibility of long term effects.
Along with alcohol causes severe toxic symptoms and skin flushes (antabuse effect),
especially in dry powder form. Possible risk of irreversible effects
If dispersion is strongly heated it may release acidic fumes which are corrosive to the
Current HSE Occupational Exposure Limit for dry powder 5mg/m3 (8hr), or 10mg/m3 (10 min).
SECTION 3 Composition/Information on Ingredients
600g/L Thiram plus suspending/wetting agents and water.
[Xn] R20/22; [Xi] R36/38, R43, R48/22; N R50-53
Class: [Xn] R22 See 15, Regulatory Information and 16 Other
Information for text of R phrases. SECTION 4 First Aid Measures
If a person feels unwell after coming into contact with is product then seek medical advice.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Remove patient to fresh air. Clear mouth, nose and throat, seek medical attention.
Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash out mouth with water and give 200-300ml warm water to
drink. Seek medical attention immediately. Alcohol intolerance (antabuse syndrome) may result from adsorption.
Irrigate with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice.
Guide to doctor: Show this sheet where possible.
Symptoms of poisoning include dermatitis, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hyper excitability,
Thiram is a dithiocarbamate fungicide, treat symptomatically.
SECTION 5 Fire Fighting Measures
Extinguish with water, polymer foam or alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, C02. Do not
Do NOT release chemically contaminated water into drains, soil or surface waters, retain
(Virtually non flammable as supplied, residue after evaporation of water may support
combustion. Thermal decomposition or burning may release oxides of carbon,
phosphorous and other toxic gases or vapours).
SECTION 6 Accidental Release Measures
Avoid contact with skin or eyes. Do not inhale mists. Avoid ingestion.
Do not contaminate surface waters, ditches or vegetation with chemical or used container.
Absorb and contain spillages with sand, earth, etc and collect material for storage in a safe
place prior to disposal. Wash the spillage area clean with water and detergent.
Should contamination occur, inform local water PLC immediately. Report any
contamination of surface or ground waters to the National Rivers Authority or River
SECTION 7 Handling and Storage
Ensure there is sufficient ventilation of the area. Avoid contact with skin/eyes. Do
Wash hands and exposed skin before meals and after work.
Store away from heat, in tightly closed, original containers. Protect from frost, keep
separate from animal feeding stuffs and fertilizers, segregate from other agrochemicals
in specific agrochemical store. Agitate thoroughly before use.
Maximum shelf life 2 years in unopened container at room temperature.
5L plastic containers, 4 per outer; 25L HDPE drum, 31.3kg net.
50L/100L refillable/returnable HDPE drum.
SECTION 8 Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Engineering controls: Ensure there is sufficient ventilation of the area.
Wear suitable respiratory protective equipment to avoid exposure to mist.
Wear protective gloves and water repellent barrier cream when handling concentrate.
Safety goggles, faceshield. Ensure eye bath is to hand.
Wear suitable protective clothing. Water repellent cream.
SECTION 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
SECTION 10 Stability and Reactivity
Extremes of temperature. Protect from frost.
Strong acids, strong bases. Oxidising agents.
Hazardous combustion or decomposition product:
SECTION 11 Toxicological Information
May cause sensitisation by skin contact. Harmful if swallowed. Slightly irritating to eyes and skin. Possible routes of exposure: eyes, skin, mouth and nose.
Irritating to respiratory tract when dry.
Active ingredient - acute inhalation toxicity LC50 (rat): 4.4 mg/l (4 hour)
Limit test (rat) >2000 mg/kg body weight
Active ingredient - (guinea pig) dermal sensitizing agent
Active ingredient - acute dermal toxicity LD50 (rabbit): above 2000 mg/kg
Did not show effects in animal experiments.
Current HSE Occ Exposure Limit for dry powder 5 mg/m3 (8 hour), or 10 mg/m3 (10 min).
SECTION 12 Ecological Information
Harmful to fish and aquatic life. Do not contaminate surface waters or ditches with
chemical or used container. Should contamination occur, inform local water PLC
immediately. Report any contamination of surface or ground waters to the National
Rivers Authority or River Purification Board.
All information below refers to the active ingredient
Very toxic to aquatic organisms. LC50 (fish): 0.046 to 1.20 mg/l. EC50 (48hr) Daphnia:
0.01mg/l. EC50 (120hr) Algae: 0.24mg/l. IC50 (3hr) Bacteria: 3.1mg/l.
N-octanol/water partition coefficient: log PO/W =1.73. Product is miscible with water.
Degradation half-life: after 2 – 7 days.
This material has minimal potential to bioaccumulate in aquatic species.
SECTION 13 Disposal Considerations
Dispose of by incineration or at an authorised waste disposal site (consult local
Environment Agency office for details on regulations and available sites). For small
quantities of product follow the guidance given on the disposal of pesticides and containers
as given in part 5 of the MAFF/HSE Pesticides Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Pesticides on Farms and Holdings.
SECTION 14 Transport Information Hazard Symbols : Xn N UN Number: Packing Group: III
ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, LIQUID, N.O.S.
Shipping Name: (contains Thiram 50% w/w) EMS Number:
Class 9 Packing Group: III
Class 9 Packing Group: III
SECTION 15 Regulatory Information 10785 WHO Toxicity Class (a.i.): 111. Classified by the current UK CHIP 4 Regulations. Xn HARMFUL BY INHALATION AND IF SWALLOWED IRRITATING TO N DANGEROUS FOR EYES AND SKIN THE ENVIRONMENT
- Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
- May cause sensitization by skin contact.
- Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged use.
- Very Toxic to aquatic organisms. May cause long-term adverse effects in
- In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and
- Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
- In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately
- This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardous waste.
- Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data
SECTION 16 Additional Information
This product must be used only for the treatment of seeds, it MUST NOT be sprayed onto growing crops. R48/22 Harmful, danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure if swallowed.
The data given in this sheet is based on current knowledge and experience and is given in good faith but without guarantee of accuracy and no liability is accepted whatsoever for any insufficiency or inaccuracy in such data in any case whatsoever. The purpose of the Material Safety Data Sheet is to describe the products in terms of their safety requirements. The data does not signify any warranty with regards to materials, properties or use.
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