FloraGro MSDS

FloraGro MSDS
Conforms to ANSI Z400.1-2004 Standard - United States
Date
Version
: 10/15/2012
: 1.3
Material Safety Data Sheet
FloraGroTM Advanced Nutrient System
1. Product and company identification
Product name
Chemical family
Material uses
Supplier/Manufacturer
MSDS authored by
In case of emergency
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FloraGroTM Advanced Nutrient System
Nitrates, and inorganic minerals in aqueous solution.
Hydroponic plant nutrient.
General Hydroponics
PO BOX 1576, Sebastopol CA 95472
Tel: (707) 824-9376
Fax: (707) 824-9377
: KMK Regulatory Services Inc.
: CHEMTREC, U.S. : 1-800-424-9300
International: +1-703-527-3887 (collect calls accepted)
2. Hazards identification
Emergency overview
Physical state
Color
Odor
Signal word
Hazard statements
Precautionary measures
OSHA/HCS status
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Liquid. [Aqueous solution.]
Green.
Odorless.
DANGER!
OXIDIZER. CONTACT WITH OTHER MATERIAL MAY CAUSE FIRE. CAUSES EYE
AND SKIN IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. CAN
CAUSE TARGET ORGAN DAMAGE. SUSPECT CANCER HAZARD - CONTAINS
MATERIAL WHICH MAY CAUSE CANCER.
: Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Obtain
special instructions before use. Do not breathe vapor or mist. Use only with adequate
ventilation. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Avoid contact with
eyes, skin and clothing. Keep away from clothing and other combustible materials.
Store in tightly-closed container. Keep container tightly closed. Use personal protective
equipment as required. Wash thoroughly after handling.
: This material is considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
(29 CFR 1910.1200).
: Dermal contact. Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
Routes of entry
Potential acute health effects
Inhalation
: Slightly irritating to the respiratory system. Exposure to decomposition products may
cause a health hazard. Serious effects may be delayed following exposure.
Ingestion
: Ingestion can cause severe gastro-intestinal distress, with abdominal pain, nausea,
vomiting, and watery or bloody diarrhea.
Skin
: Irritating to skin.
Eyes
: Irritating to eyes.
Potential chronic health effects
Chronic effects
: Can cause target organ damage.
Carcinogenicity
: Contains material which may cause cancer. Risk of cancer depends on duration and
level of exposure.
Mutagenicity
: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
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2. Hazards identification
Teratogenicity
Developmental effects
Fertility effects
Target organs
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No known significant effects or critical hazards.
No known significant effects or critical hazards.
No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Causes damage to the following organs: blood, mucous membranes, cardiovascular
system, skin, eyes.
Contains material which may cause damage to the following organs: upper respiratory
tract.
Over-exposure signs/symptoms
Inhalation
: Adverse symptoms may include the following:
respiratory tract irritation
coughing
Ingestion
: No specific data.
Skin
: Adverse symptoms may include the following:
irritation
redness
Eyes
: Adverse symptoms may include the following:
pain or irritation
watering
redness
Medical conditions
: Pre-existing disorders involving any target organs mentioned in this MSDS as being at
risk may be aggravated by over-exposure to this product.
aggravated by overexposure
See toxicological information (Section 11)
3. Composition/information on ingredients
Name
CAS number
%
Potassium nitrate
Phosphoric acid, ammonium salt
Magnesium nitrate, hexahydrate
7757-79-1
7722-76-1
13446-18-9
10 - 30
1-5
0.1 - 1
There are no additional ingredients present which, within the current knowledge of the supplier and in the concentrations applicable, are
classified as hazardous to health or the environment and hence require reporting in this section.
4. First aid measures
Eye contact
Skin contact
Inhalation
Ingestion
Protection of first-aiders
: Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water
for at least 20 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical
attention immediately.
: In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 20 minutes
while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Clean
shoes thoroughly before reuse. Get medical attention immediately.
: Move exposed person to fresh air. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if
respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained personnel.
Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention
immediately.
: Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical
personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical
attention immediately.
: No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training. If it is
suspected that fumes are still present, the rescuer should wear an appropriate mask or
self-contained breathing apparatus. It may be dangerous to the person providing aid to
give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wash contaminated clothing thoroughly with water
before removing it, or wear gloves.
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4. First aid measures
Notes to physician
: In case of inhalation of decomposition products in a fire, symptoms may be delayed.
The exposed person may need to be kept under medical surveillance for 48 hours.
5. Fire-fighting measures
Flammability of the product
Extinguishing media
Suitable
Not suitable
Special exposure hazards
Hazardous thermal
decomposition products
Special protective
equipment for fire-fighters
: This material increases the risk of fire and may aid combustion. In a fire or if heated, a
pressure increase will occur and the container may burst.
: Use an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.
: None known.
: Promptly isolate the scene by removing all persons from the vicinity of the incident if
there is a fire. No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable
training. Move containers from fire area if this can be done without risk. Use water
spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool.
: Decomposition products may include the following materials:
nitrogen oxides
sulfur oxides
phosphorus oxides
metal oxide/oxides
: Fire-fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained breathing
apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.
6. Accidental release measures
Personal precautions
Environmental precautions
: No action shall be taken involving any personal risk or without suitable training.
Evacuate surrounding areas. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from
entering. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Shut off all ignition sources. No
flares, smoking or flames in hazard area. Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Provide
adequate ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Put
on appropriate personal protective equipment (see Section 8).
: Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains
and sewers. Inform the relevant authorities if the product has caused environmental
pollution (sewers, waterways, soil or air).
Methods for cleaning up
Small spill
Large spill
: Stop leak if without risk. Move containers from spill area. Dilute with water and mop up
if water-soluble. Alternatively, or if water-insoluble, absorb with an inert dry material and
place in an appropriate waste disposal container. Do not absorb in sawdust or other
combustible material. It may lead to a fire risk when it dries out. Use spark-proof tools
and explosion-proof equipment. Dispose via a licensed waste disposal contractor.
: Stop leak if without risk. Move containers from spill area. Approach release from
upwind. Prevent entry into sewers, water courses, basements or confined areas. Wash
spillages into an effluent treatment plant or proceed as follows. Contain and collect
spillage with non-combustible, absorbent material e.g. sand, earth, vermiculite or
diatomaceous earth and place in container for disposal according to local regulations
(see Section 13). Do not absorb in sawdust or other combustible material. It may lead
to a fire risk when it dries out. Use spark-proof tools and explosion-proof equipment.
Dispose via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Contaminated absorbent material
may pose the same hazard as the spilled product. Note: see Section 1 for emergency
contact information and Section 13 for waste disposal.
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7. Handling and storage
Handling
Storage
: Put on appropriate personal protective equipment (see Section 8). Eating, drinking and
smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is handled, stored and
processed. Workers should wash hands and face before eating, drinking and smoking.
Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.
Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use. Do not get in eyes or on skin or
clothing. Do not ingest. Avoid breathing vapor or mist. Use only with adequate
ventilation. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Keep in the
original container or an approved alternative made from a compatible material, kept
tightly closed when not in use. Keep away from combustible material. Empty containers
retain product residue and can be hazardous. Do not reuse container.
: See NFPA 430, Code for the Storage of Liquid and Solid Oxidizers. Store in
accordance with local regulations. Store in original container protected from direct
sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area, away from incompatible materials (see
Section 10) and food and drink. Separate from reducing agents and combustible
materials. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Containers that
have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do
not store in unlabeled containers. Use appropriate containment to avoid environmental
contamination.
8. Exposure controls/personal protection
Ingredient
Exposure limits
Phosphoric acid, ammonium salt
ACGIH TLV (United States).
TWA: 5 mg/m³ 8 hour(s).
Recommended monitoring
procedures
Engineering measures
Hygiene measures
Personal protection
Respiratory
Hands
Eyes
Skin
: If this product contains ingredients with exposure limits, personal, workplace
atmosphere or biological monitoring may be required to determine the effectiveness of
the ventilation or other control measures and/or the necessity to use respiratory
protective equipment.
: Use only with adequate ventilation. If user operations generate dust, fumes, gas, vapor
or mist, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls
to keep worker exposure to airborne contaminants below any recommended or statutory
limits.
: Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before
eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period.
Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing.
Wash contaminated clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety
showers are close to the workstation location.
: Use a properly fitted, air-purifying or supplied air respirator complying with an approved
standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Respirator selection must be
based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the safe
working limits of the selected respirator.
: Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be
worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is
necessary.
: Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk
assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists or
dusts.
: Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being
performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before
handling this product.
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8. Exposure controls/personal protection
Environmental exposure
controls
: Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure
they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation. In some
cases, fume scrubbers, filters or engineering modifications to the process equipment will
be necessary to reduce emissions to acceptable levels.
9. Physical and chemical properties
Physical state
Color
Odor
pH
Boiling/condensation point
Melting/freezing point
Relative density
Solubility
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Liquid. [Aqueous solution.]
Green.
Odorless.
3.5
101°C (213.8°F)
-1°C (30.2°F)
1.108
Easily soluble in the following materials: cold water and hot water.
10. Stability and reactivity
Chemical stability
Conditions to avoid
Incompatible materials
Hazardous decomposition
products
Possibility of hazardous
reactions
: The product is stable.
: Evaporating to near dryness. Mixture with combustible materials. High temperatures and
flame.
: Reactive or incompatible with the following materials: oxidizing materials, reducing
materials, organic materials, acids and alkalis.
Slightly reactive or incompatible with the following materials: moisture.
: Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should
not be produced.
: Hazardous reactions or instability may occur under certain conditions of storage or use.
Conditions may include the following:
contact with combustible materials
Reactions may include the following:
risk of causing or intensifying fire
11. Toxicological information
Acute toxicity
Product/ingredient name
Result
Species
Dose
Exposure
Potassium nitrate
Phosphoric acid, ammonium salt
LD50 Oral
LD50 Dermal
LD50 Oral
Rat
Rabbit
Rat
3540 mg/kg
>5000 mg/kg
>2000 mg/kg
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Chronic toxicity
There is no data available.
Irritation/Corrosion
Skin
Eyes
Respiratory
Sensitizer
Skin
Respiratory
Carcinogenicity
Classification
: There is no data available.
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: There is no data available.
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11. Toxicological information
Product/ingredient name
ACGIH
IARC
EPA
NIOSH
NTP
OSHA
Magnesium nitrate, hexahydrate
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2A
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Mutagenicity
There is no data available.
Teratogenicity
There is no data available.
Reproductive toxicity
There is no data available.
12. Ecological information
Ecotoxicity
Aquatic ecotoxicity
: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Product/ingredient name
Result
Species
Exposure
Potassium nitrate
Acute LC50 490 mg/L Fresh water
Acute LC50 22500 ug/L Fresh water
Daphnia - Daphnia magna
Fish - Gambusia affinis - Adult
48 hours
96 hours
Persistence/degradability
There is no data available.
13. Disposal considerations
Waste disposal
: The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. Significant
quantities of waste product residues should not be disposed of via the foul sewer but
processed in a suitable effluent treatment plant. Dispose of surplus and non-recyclable
products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Disposal of this product, solutions
and any by-products should comply with the requirements of environmental protection
and waste disposal legislation and any regional local authority requirements. Waste
packaging should be recycled. Incineration or landfill should only be considered when
recycling is not feasible. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe
way. Care should be taken when handling empty containers that have not been cleaned
or rinsed out. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. Avoid
dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and
sewers.
Disposal should be in accordance with applicable regional, national and local laws and regulations.
Refer to Section 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE and Section 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION for additional handling
information and protection of employees.
14. Transport information
Regulatory
information
UN number
Proper shipping
name
Classes
PG* Label
Additional
information
DOT Classification
Not regulated.
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Remarks
Special Provision 58:
Concentrations of
FloraGroTM, at the
minimum temperature
encountered during normal
transportation, will not
exceed 80% of the
saturation limit.
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14. Transport information
IMDG Class
Not regulated.
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Remarks
Special Provision A270:
Concentrations of
FloraGroTM, at the
minimum temperature
encountered during normal
transportation, will not
exceed 80% of the
saturation limit.
IATA-DGR Class
Not regulated.
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Remarks
Special Provision A65 (270):
Concentrations of
FloraGroTM, at the
minimum temperature
encountered during normal
transportation, will not
exceed 80% of the
saturation limit.
Exemption to the above classification may apply.
AERG : Not applicable.
PG* : Packing group
15. Regulatory information
HCS Classification
U.S. Federal regulations
: Oxidizing material
Irritating material
Carcinogen
Target organ effects
: TSCA 8(a) IUR Exempt/Partial exemption: Not determined
United States inventory (TSCA 8b): All components are listed or exempted.
SARA 302/304/311/312 extremely hazardous substances: No products were found.
SARA 302/304 emergency planning and notification: No products were found.
SARA 302/304/311/312 hazardous chemicals: Potassium nitrate
SARA 311/312 MSDS distribution - chemical inventory - hazard identification:
Potassium nitrate: Fire hazard, Delayed (chronic) health hazard
Clean Air Act Section 112 : Not listed
(b) Hazardous Air
Pollutants (HAPs)
Clean Air Act Section 602 : Not listed
Class I Substances
Clean Air Act Section 602
Class II Substances
: Not listed
DEA List I Chemicals
(Precursor Chemicals)
: Not listed
DEA List II Chemicals
(Essential Chemicals)
: Not listed
SARA 313
Product name
CAS number
Concentration
Form R - Reporting
requirements
Potassium nitrate
Phosphoric acid, ammonium salt
7757-79-1
7722-76-1
10 - 30
1-5
Supplier notification
Potassium nitrate
Phosphoric acid, ammonium salt
7757-79-1
7722-76-1
10 - 30
1-5
SARA 313 notifications must not be detached from the MSDS and any copying and redistribution of the MSDS shall
include copying and redistribution of the notice attached to copies of the MSDS subsequently redistributed.
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15. Regulatory information
State regulations
Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
California Prop. 65
No products were found.
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The following components are listed: Potassium nitrate
None of the components are listed.
The following components are listed: Potassium nitrate
The following components are listed: Potassium nitrate
16. Other information
Label requirements
Hazardous Material
Information System (U.S.A.)
: OXIDIZER. CONTACT WITH OTHER MATERIAL MAY CAUSE FIRE. CAUSES EYE
AND SKIN IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. CAN
CAUSE TARGET ORGAN DAMAGE. SUSPECT CANCER HAZARD - CONTAINS
MATERIAL WHICH MAY CAUSE CANCER.
: Health :
2 * Flammability :
0
Physical hazards :
1
Caution: HMIS® ratings are based on a 0-4 rating scale, with 0 representing minimal hazards or risks, and 4 representing significant hazards or
risks Although HMIS® ratings are not required on MSDSs under 29 CFR 1910.1200, the preparer may choose to provide them. HMIS® ratings are
to be used with a fully implemented HMIS® program. HMIS® is a registered mark of the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). HMIS®
materials may be purchased exclusively from J. J. Keller (800) 327-6868.
The customer is responsible for determining the PPE code for this material.
National Fire Protection
Association (U.S.A.)
: Health :
2
Flammability :
0
Instability :
1
Special :
Reprinted with permission from NFPA 704-2001, Identification of the Hazards of Materials for Emergency Response Copyright ©1997, National
Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 02269. This reprinted material is not the complete and official position of the National Fire Protection
Association, on the referenced subject which is represented only by the standard in its entirety.
Copyright ©2001, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 02269. This warning system is intended to be interpreted and applied only
by properly trained individuals to identify fire, health and reactivity hazards of chemicals. The user is referred to certain limited number of
chemicals with recommended classifications in NFPA 49 and NFPA 325, which would be used as a guideline only. Whether the chemicals are
classified by NFPA or not, anyone using the 704 systems to classify chemicals does so at their own risk.
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Notice to reader
To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However, neither the above-named supplier, nor any of its subsidiaries,
assumes any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein.
Final determination of suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with
caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist.
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