MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Product Name: Bio
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Product Name: Bio-chem SBF
1. Product and Company Identification
P.O. Box 1137
+27 (0) 82 738 0080 or +27 (0) 82 921 8428
+27 (0) 86 547 6711
2. Composition/Information on Ingredients
A water soluble liquid systemic fungicide for the control of
diseases as indicated. Also stimulates plant’s defense reactions
against some of the mentioned diseases.
Dangerous ingredients: None
Potassium phosphite, 400 g/l phosphorous acid equivalent
3. Hazards Identification
Can cause eye and skin burns.
Irritating to the respiratory tract.
Potential health effects: Inhalation: May cause irritation of the respiratory tract with sore
throat, coughing and shortness of breath.
Ingestion: Irritating to the digestive tract. This may lead to
coughing, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Skin contact: Causes skin irritation, reddening and pain.
Chronic exposure: No information available
Aggravation of pre-existing conditions: No information available
4. First Aid Measures
Advice to physician:
Keep out of reach of children and store in original containers only.
Take off contaminated clothing. Wash skin with soap or mild
detergent and plenty of water for 15 to 20 minutes. Get medical
attention if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before
Rinse immediately. Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently
with water for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not rub or keep eyes closed.
Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5 minutes, then
continue rinsing eye. Get medical attention immediately.
Treat symptomatically and supportively. Probable mucosal
damage may contraindicate the use of gastric lavage.
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Rinse mouth thoroughly with water. Have the person sip a glass
of water or milk if able to swallow, is alert and not convulsing. Do
NOT induce vomiting unless told to by the poison center or
doctor. If spontaneous vomiting occurs, have the person lean
forward with their head down to avoid inhaling, rinse mouth and
administer more water. Do not give anything by mouth to an
unconscious or convulsing person.
Remove patient to fresh air. If a person is not breathing, call an
ambulance and give artificial respiration, preferably with oxygen
through a suitable device, if possible. If breathing is difficult, give
oxygen. Do not use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Keep the
person at rest and warm. Call a doctor immediately for treatment
advice. See a doctor if an allergic reaction noticed.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
Type of material:
Noncombustible liquid, not considered to be a fire hazard.
Water, Foam, Carbon dioxide, etc
In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and
NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with
full-face piece operated in the pressure demand or other
positive pressure mode. Fire may produce irritating or
poisonous vapours, mists or toxic gasses (e.g.
phosphorous oxides, phosphine, carbon monoxide,
ammonia and carbon dioxide).
6. Accidental Release Measures
Destruction and clean up:
Avoid infiltration of large volumes into drains, surface
water, groundwater and soil.
Respiratory protection, safety goggles, chemical-resistant
gloves, long-sleeved shirt and long pants, shoes plus
socks and a chemical-resistant apron are recommended.
Small Spills: Use non-combustible material like vermiculite,
sand or earth to soak up the substance and put in a
suitable container for reclamation or disposal.
Large Spills: Dyke far ahead of liquid spills for later
disposal. Absorb spilled liquid with suitable absorbent
materials. Following product recovery, flush the area with
water. Place all spill residues in an appropriate container
and dispose of in accordance with local regulations.
7. Handling and Storage
Ensure adequate ventilation when handling. Respiratory protection is
recommended. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not get in
eyes, on skin or clothing. Do not ingest or inhale. Observe all warnings
and precautions listed for the product.
Stored under cool 10 and 25oC, dry conditions (preferably 15oC). Keep
in a tightly closed container in a shaded, well-ventilated area, away from
heat, sparks and other sources of ignition. Protect against physical
damage. Do not contaminate water, food, or feed.
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8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection
Respiratory protection is recommended. Inhalation may
cause risk of pulmonary aspiration.
The product may cause slight skin irritation.
The product may cause slight eye irritation. Safety
goggles and / or full face shield are recommended where
splashing is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and
quick-drench facilities in work area.
Skin and body protection:
The product may cause slight skin irritation and an allergic
reaction may occur in sensitive people. Wear suitable
protective equipment, i.e. overalls and boots.
Wash hands after contact with the product.
9. Physical and Chemical Properties
UV/Visible light absorption:
178 ºC (tec 160 – 170 ºC)
10. Stability and Reactivity
Hazardous decomposition products: Phosphine, oxides of phosphorous, carbon
monoxide, ammonia and carbon dioxide.
Materials to avoid:
Highly alkaline compounds, strong oxidizing and
reducing agents, and water reactive material.
Conditions to avoid:
Avoid very low or high temperatures and direct
sunlight. Avoid exposure to air and water.
11. Toxicological Information
LD 50 Acute Oral (Rat):
LD 50 Acute Dermal (Rat):
LC 50 Inhalation (Rat):
Effects of overexposure:
> 4000 mg/kg
> 5.05 mg/L
Non-carcinogenic, non-teratogenic, and nonmutagenic or reproductive
May cause eye and skin irritation, diarrhea,
headache, vomiting. Avoid ingestion.
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12. Ecological Information
EC 50 Acute toxicity (Fish):
EC 50 Acute toxicity (Daphnia):
EC 50 Acute toxicity (Algae):
Toxicity to birds:
Toxicity to bees:
Extremely toxic to fish
Virtually not toxic
The products constituents are biodegradable
13. Disposal Considerations
Contaminated absorbents, surplus product (in diluted form), etc., should be buried in approved
landfill. Comply with any local legislation applying to waste disposal. Whatever cannot be saved
for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to an approved waste
facility. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with local requirements. The
product may safely be disposed of by qualified local specialist companies.
14. Transport Information
15. Regulatory Information
Risk – Phrase:
Safety – Phrase:
R20 – Harmful by inhalation
R36/38 – Irritating to eyes and skin
S1/2 – Keep locked up and out of reach of children.
S26 – In case of contact with eyes, rinse
immediately with plenty of water and seek medical
R36/37/39 – Wear suitable protective clothing,
gloves and eye/face protection
National Road Traffic Act, 1996, (Act 93 of 1996)
Fire Brigade Service Act, 1987 (Act 99 of 1987).
Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act 85
16. Other Information
The purpose of the above information is to describe the product only in terms of health and safety
requirements. The information given should not, therefore, be construed as guaranteeing specific
properties or as a specification. Customers should satisfy themselves as to the suitability and
completeness of such information for their own particular use.
Last revised: 27 July 2012
Contact Person: Mr. Jonathan Etherington +27 82 921 8428
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