MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
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Chemical name of active ingredient(s):
Paraquat dichloride: (1,1’-dimethyl-4,4’-bipyridinium dichloride)
Makhteshim Agan of North America, Inc.
4515 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27609
For fire, spill, and/or leak emergencies, contact
For medical emergencies and health and
safety inquiries, contact Prosar:
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
0.5 mg/m3 (TWA;
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: DANGER-POISON May be fatal if swallowed. Fatal if inhaled. Do not breathe spray
mist. Wear a dust/mist respirator as specified in the PPE section of this label. Causes irreversible eye damage.
Wear protective eyewear. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Do not get in eyes or on clothing. Avoid contact with
skin. Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet. Remove contaminated
clothing and wash clothing before reuse.
IMPORTANT: Inhalation is an unlikely route of exposure due to low vapor pressure and large spray droplet size,
but mucosal irritation or nosebleeds may occur. Prolonged contact with this concentrated product can irritate your
Appearance: Dark green liquid
Odor: Strong pungent odor
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, chlorine, hydrogen chloride;
possible trace amounts of phosgene, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and other toxic and noxious fumes.
PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL HAZARDS: This product is mildly corrosive to aluminum and produces hydrogen
gas, which may form a highly combustible gas mixture. Do not mix or store in containers, spray tanks, nurse
tanks, or such systems