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5% MALATHION DUST
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Manufacturer’s Name & Address
Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc.
PO Box 218, Palmetto, Fla. 34220
5% MALATHION DUST EPA.Reg.No. 829-61
Common name: Malathion
10 mg/m3 X skin
93.9% containing approximately the following
0.22 mg/m3 (respirable)
5 mg/m3 (respirable
III PHYSICAL PROPERTIES * (value is for Technical Malathion)
Decomposes rapidly above 1000C *
Specific Gravity (h20=1):
Vapor Pressure: 3.4 x 10-6 mmHg *
Percent Volatile: (by volume)N.A.
Vapor Density: (air=1) N.A.
Evaporation Rate: N.A.
Reactivity in Water: slow hydrolysis
Solubility In Water: (Malathion)145 ppm @25 oC
Appearance/Odor: Off-white, finely ground powder, with slight mercaptan odor.
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Flash Point: (technical malathion) 1630C (Pensky-Martens closed tester) Flammable Limits: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Water, foam, CO2, dry chemical
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Water fog to cool material. Firefighters should wear self contained
breathing apparatus and full protective clothing
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: Decomposition products from fire: Dimethyl sulfide, SO2, CO2, CO, and
phosphorous pentoxide. Avoid breathing smoke and fumes. Malathion rapidly decomposes above 100 oC.
V FIRST AID
EYE Exposure: Flush eyes a gentle stream of clean water for at least 15 minutes. Hold eye lids apart to
ensure washing underside of lids. Remove contact lenses while rinsing. Get medical attention.
SKIN Exposure: Wash contami