Effective Date: 01/25/2007

 Product Bulletin

 Material Safety Data Sheet
 Manufacturer's Name: Alken-Murray Corporation
 Manufacturer's Address: P.O. Box 400, New Hyde Park, New York 11040
  T: 540-636-1236 Fax: 540-636-1770
 Manufacturer's Cage Code: 2A384
For chemical emergency - spill, leak, fire or accident - call CHEMTREC - day or night - (800) 424-9300 or outside the USA (703) 527-3887

NFPA Hazard Ratings:

0=Minimal, 1=Slight, 2=Moderate, 3=Serious, 4=Severe

 Health=1  Fire=1  Reactivity=0

1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  None
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  1006

2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number  OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV   % Weight
 Wheat bran substrate  116469-86-4   NDA   NDA  85 - 90
 Water  7732-18-5   NDA   NDA  10 - 15
 Viable bacterial cultures  NA  NDA   NDA   1

Ingredients not precisely identified are proprietary and/or non-hazardous. All chemical ingredients appear on the EPA TSCA inventory.

3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: This product contains three (3) strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a species rated BioSafety Class 2 by the Centers for Disease Control, but this trio of strains has been tested deficient for Toxin-A production, making them as safe as species identified as BioSafety Class 1, like the other thirteen (13) strains in this formula. BioSafety Class 1 microorganisms are defined by the Centers for Disease Control to be unlilkely to cause disease in healthy humans or animals. However, persons with compromised immune systems should avoid contact with open wounds and/or breathing dust or mist from manufacturing processes. These organisms are susceptible to many commonly used antibiotics, and Alken-Murray is willing to supply antibiotic sensitivity information to any doctor or import health authority requesting it. Although bacterial cultures included in this product were grown in a sterile aqueous medium containing a variety of nutrients, including corn syrup solids, digests of soybean and/or skim milk, glucose or other sugars, vegetable oils, including olive oil, yeast extract, mineral salts, etc., the concentrations of these residual nutrients are believed to be below levels capable of triggering irritation or allergic reactions.

Copies of original supporting documents (toxicity testing of product and Toxin-A deficiency testing) plus our "Confidential Specifications Sheet for CF 1006" (includes antibiotic sensitivity, morphology and enzyme profiles for strains in the formula) are available to any health authority, medical doctor or aquaculture farmer, once they sign and return a copy of our trade secret agreement.


Access the antibiotic sensitivity chart at , which provides results of Kirby-Bauer antibiotic sensitivity screening of Alken-Murray's strains, on a strain by strain basis. See more about Alken-Murray's policies in that document.

Potential Health Effects:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Acute Overexposure: Eye, skin irritation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Chronic overexposure: Dermatitis and skin sensitization
  • Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Allergies, dermatitis.
  • Ingestion: No effect if ingested in small amounts. Relative to other materials, a single dose of this product is rarely toxic by ingestion. Irritation of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and stomach can develop following ingestion.

4. First Aid Measures

  • Inhalation: Remove victim to fresh air
  • Ingestion: Give victim water or milk to drink to dilute the product. Get medical advice..
  • Skin Contact: Remove contaminated clothing and footwear. Wash skin with soap and water. Wash clothing before reuse.
  • Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Get medical attention.
  • Note to Physician: If patient's immune system is compromised, request antibiotic sensitivity chart from Alken-Murray Corporation by e-mail:


5. Fire Fighting Measures

 Flash Point: NA

Flammability Limits: NA

Autoignition temp: NA

Fire Extinguishing Media: Water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical

Special Fire-Fighting Information: None

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None

6. Accidental Release Measures

For small spills, flush to waste treatment sewer (product is biodegradable). For large spills, contain and collect for reuse. Wear approved respirator for nuisance dust during cleanup.

7. Handling and Storage

 Store in cool dry place. Keep container closed when not in use. Avoid storage of product above 110 F and keep from freezing to maintain shelf-life. Keep out of direct sunlight. Activate product according to label or product bulletin instructions.

8. Exposure Controls/ Personal Protection

  • Ventilation System: Good general ventilation is advisable
  • Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): if needed, use respirator to screen out nuisance dust
  • Skin Protection: Long sleeved clothing
  • Eye Protection: Safety glasses if dust is raised
  • Other Control Measures: Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice. Avoid handling which would create large amounts of dust.

9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Free-flowing tan to brown powder.
  • Odor: Yeast-like odor
  • Solubility in Water: Moderate, contains viable bacteria
  • Specific Gravity: NDA
  • Bulk density: Approximately 0.66-0.77 gm/cm3
  • pH: 6.5-8.5
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): Nil
  • Boiling Point: NA
  • Melting Point: NA
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): NA
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): NA
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): NA

10. Stability and Reactivity

  • Stability: Product is stable.
  • Hazardous Decomposition Products: None
  • Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
  • Incompatibility: Acids, alkalies, other toxic materials may inactivate biological cultures.
  • Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible substances

11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data: (CFR Title 16, Title 1500.42)
RTECS: Bacterial cultures: 1004274VB / CAS 116469-86-4: 1012301CS/ CAS 7732-18-5: ZC0110000
LD50/LC50 - CF 1006 Product: Pimephales Promelas:IC25 7 Day Larval Survival: 15.15x; IC25 7 Day Larval Growth: 13.56x;
NOEC- Survival Pimephales Promelas: 7 Day Larval Survival test: NOEC 15X LOEC 20X
NOEC- Growth Pimephales Promelas: 7 Day Larval Growth test: NOEC 10X LOEC 15X
48 hour LC50 18.18X Confidence Intervals: 17.29/19.11X
96 hour LC50 16.96X Confidence Intervals: 16.12/17.84X
Concentration is stated number of times (X's) the concentration tested exceeds our MAXIMUM recommended dosage for lakes and ponds, the so-called "shock treatment dosage" that represents five (5) times the normal initial dosage, posted in the first column of the aquatic dosage charts (USA & Metric) for formulas CF 1003 through CF1008. For an initial 1200 cubic meters of water, the first dosage is 80 grams of CF 1006. A "shock treatment" of 5x normal first dosage = 400 grams, and this will deliver faster environmental cleanup and limitation of pathogenic invaders. To reach the 18.18X level at which the product began to cause health problems for Pimephales Promelas, a dosage of 7200 grams (7.2 Kg) of Alken Clear-Flo® 1006 would be necessary.
Actual Client Overdose Without Harm: One Alken-Murray client with a 4,000 cubic meter pond was advised to apply a proper "shock treatment" of 1.13 kg (2.5 lbs.) of Alken Clear-Flo® 1006 (5X the 240 gram first dosage listed in the "Week 1" column for a pond containing 4,000 cubic meters of water), but instead the client ACTUALLY applied the entire contents of the 50 lb. fiber drum (22.68 Kg) she purchased to treat for a whole year. Applying 50 lb. In a single dosage is approximately 20X the shock treatment we prescribed to provide maximum speed cleanup and seeding. of biomss cultures The client reported a clean pond, sparkling water and healthy show Koi, but we advised her to never deviate above our "shock treatment" dosage formula (Maximum 5X first column dose).
  • Carcinogenicity: Ingredients not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: This product is not likely to bioconcentrate and is unlikely to create any negative environmental impact, other than a slight reduction in oxygen concentration at the site of release.

Environmental Toxicity:

  • Aquatic Toxicity: Pimephales Promelas: IC25 7 Day Larval Survival: 15.15x; IC25 7 Day Larval Growth: 13.56x; / NOEC- Survival Pimephales Promelas: 7 Day Larval Survival test: NOEC 15X LOEC 20X / NOEC- Growth Pimephales Promelas: 7 Day Larval Growth test: NOEC 10X LOEC 15X

13. Disposal Considerations

 RCRA Hazard Class (if discarded): Neat,unused product is not considered a hazardous waste, according to RCRA regulations 40 CFR 261. For proper disposal of used materials, an assessment must be completed to determine the proper waste management options permissible under applicable rules, regulations and/or laws governing client's location. Wash containers down with water and disinfect with a 1% sodium hypochlorite solution before disposal Then remove or deface product label to avoid confusion if pail or drum is later refilled. Clean, empty containers should be recycled or disposed of through an approved waste management facility.

14. Transportation Information

  • DOT Proper Shipping Name: Not regulated as hazardous by DOT
  • DOT Hazard Class: None
  • DOT Label: Class 60 (item 20400) "Bacteria, sewage or industrial waste treating, in dry or liquid carrier, with or without enzymes in bulk, bags, barrels or pails." Alken Clear-Flo 1006.

15. Regulatory Information

  • TSCA:  (40CFR 710) All chemical ingredients are listed on the TSCA 8(b) inventory. None of the ingredients are on the Health and Safety Reporting List, are under Chemical Test rule, are listed under TSCA Section 12B, or have a SNUR under TSCA
  • CERCLA Reportable Quantity: This product does NOT contain ingredients that have Reportable Quantity (RQ) requirements under US 40 CFR 117.302
  • Clean Air Act: This formula does not contain any hazardous air pollutants or ozone depletors.
  • Clean Water Act: None of the chemicals in this product are listed as hazardous, toxic or priority pollutants.
  • STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LISTS: None of the ingredients, can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York.
  • Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling requirements

..................................Section 302/304 Extremely Hazardous Substances: None

..................................Section 311 Hazard Categorization: Acute, chronic

..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: No

  • Canadian DSL: Contains nine (9) bacterial strains that are NOT listed on the Canadian DSL. We advise Canadian clients to purchase Alken Clear-Flo 1007C, a powdered formula that IS totally compliant with Canadian-import regulations, or discuss with Alken-Murray's authorized Canadian distributor, Dave Pawlowski, obtaining a LIMITED IMPORT EXEMPTION for non-DSL bacterial cultures.
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Ingredients are not listed on the CIDL.This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR

16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine review and revision

Alken-Murray Corporation provides the information contained herein in good faith, in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person using this product. Alken-Murray warrants that this product is of merchantable quality. The implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose is limited to the extent the products are used for the purpose or uses described on the product's label or in any written instructions or materials distributed to the buyer by Alken-Murray and is hereby disclaimed should buyer use the products in a manner inconsistent with this uses or purposes described therein. In no event shall Alken-Murray be liable for any consequential, exemplary, or incidental damages incurred by buyer even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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