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Material Safety Data Sheets Termitex TC10

Product and Company Identification

(Page 1 may be used as an emergency safety sheet)
Trade name: Termitex TC 10
Chemical abstract no.: 52315-07-8
Chemical family: Cypermethrin in a polymeric base
NIOSH no.:
Chemical name: Cypermethrin
Synonyms: Termitex


UN no.: 52315-07-8
Hazardous components: Cypermethrin
Concentration: 10%
R Phrases: R22, R50, R53
Classification: Xn, N

Hazards Identification

Main Hazards
Not classified as hazardous.
Skin contact may cause transient sensations (tingling, burning or numbness) which disappear after a few hours.
Avoid all contact with skin, especially sensitive areas.
This product is hazardous to fish and other aquatic organisms. Enviromental and aquatic contamination must be avoided.

First Aid Measures

Product in eye: Flush eyes with clean water. Medical attention may be necessary if irritation persists.
Product on skin: Wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing as washing proceeds. Obtain medical advice if necessary.
Product ingested: Do not induce vomiting. Wash out mouth and give plenty of water to drink. Seek medical advice.
Product inhaled: Remove from exposure to fresh air. Seek medical advice if symptoms develop.

Advice to Physicians

This product contains a pyrethroid insecticide. It is of low toxicity and acute poisoning is unlikely to occur. Transient skin sensations, including facial paresthesia, have been observed in humans. The application of olive oil to affected areas that have been washed and dried has provided prompt relief. Treat symptomatically.
For comprehensive medical advice on the treatment of the poisoning contact the nearest Poisons Information Centre.

Fire Fighting Measures

Extinguishing media: Use water spray, CO2, Dry Chemical, Fog or Regular Foam may be used.
Special hazards: The product is non-flammable. Avoid run-off into water courses.
Protective clothing: An approved positive pressure self-contained apparatus must be worn.

Accidental Release Measures

Personal precautions: Wear appropriate protective clothing.
Environmental precautions: Keep away from drains, sewers, surface and ground water,soil and vegetation. Advise authorities if spillage has entered water course or sewer or has contaminated soil or vegetation.
Spillages: Any spillages should be cleared up immediately and disposed of safely. Contain and absorb using earth,sand or other inert material. Wash contaminated surfaces with detergent solution. Retain rinsings as contaminated waste.

Handling and Storage

Suitable material: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing
Handling/storage precautions: Store in original container under cool and dry conditions in a secure, well ventilated place, inaccessible to children and away from foodstuff and animal feedstuff.

Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Engineering control measures: Ventilation requirements – local exhaust
Personal protection - respiratory: Use approved dust respirators
Personal protection - hand: Minimise contact with product. Wear gloves.
Personal protection - eye: Wear safety glasses with side shields, goggles or face shield.
Personal protection - skin: Minimise contact with product. Wear gloves and / or suitable long sleeved clothing

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance: Pellets or Granules
pH: Not applicable
Boiling point: Not applicable
Melting point: Not applicable
Flash point: Not applicable
Flammability: Not flammable
Vapour pressure: Not applicable
Solubility - water: Insoluble

Stability and Reactivity

Stability: Stable under normal conditions of use.
Hazardous decomposition products: Hazardous decomposition products are not expected to be formed during normal storage.

Toxicological Information

Acute toxicity: Oral LD50 (rat) > 2000mg/kg
Skin and eye contact : Not a skin and eye irritant.
Skin Sensitisation: No known reports of skin sensitisation.
Human Data: In common with other synthetic pyrethroids, this product may cause transient, abnormal sensations (tingling, burning or numbness with no visible signs) in the skin, especially the face (facial paresthesia), which disappear after a few hours.

Ecological Information

Aquatic toxicity - fish: Very toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or used containers.

Disposal Considerations

Disposal methods: Disposal should be in accordance with local, regional or national legislation.
Disposal of packaging: Do not dispose of the pack in domestic refuse. Empty completely, puncture or crush, and dispose of safely.

Transport Information

PVC compounds containing Termitex are not listed as hazardous chemical substances, however it is a marine pollutant and necessary care should be taken.

Regulatory Information


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