Effective Date: 12/28/2006

 Product Bulletin

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 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

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NFPA Hazard Ratings:

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

 Health=1  Fire=0  Reactivity=0

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Canadian WHMIS Classification D 2 B

All ingredients on Canadian DSL and USA TSCA lists

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1. Product Identification

 Synonyms:  None
 CAS Number:  Not applicable to mixtures
 Chemical Formula:  Proprietary Mixture
 Formula ID Codes:  10010

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2. Composition/Information on Ingredients

 Chemical Name  CAS Number   OSHA PEL  ACGIH TLV  % Weight
 Water  7732-18-5   NDA   NDA  > 60
 Viable bacterial cultures   NA   NDA   NDA  1
 Sodium Nitrate  7631-99-4  NDA  NDA  15 - 30
 Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts solution  Proprietary  NDA  NDA  < 1
 1,2 benzisothiazolin-3-one  2634-33-5  NDA  NDA  < 1
Sodium hydroxide   1310-73-2  2 mg/M3  2 mg/M3  < 1
 Dipropylene glycol  25265-71-8  NDA  NDA  < 1
 Tetrasodium EDTA  64-02-8  NDA  NDA  < 1
 Yucca schidigera  NA  NDA  NDA  < 1

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

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3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview: The microorganisms used in this product are BioSafety Class 1 microorganisms, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control as unlikely 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. See posted sensitivity index at antibio-strain.pdf 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.

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: May result in abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. Irritation of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and stomach can develop following ingestion.

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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, see posted "antibiotic sensitivity chart, by strain" posted as a PDF file in the Safety Frame. The Kirby-Bauer method used to obtain our "by strain" results complies with current medical protocols. Normally, we would advise clients to ignore our old "whole product tests", also posted to the internet, but since each INDIVIDUAL strain in Alken Enz-Odor 10 produced a "sensitive" result to the Gentamicin antibiotic, this should be the first antibiotic applied, if a doctor or health authority deems it suitable to kill this product.

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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

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6. Accidental Release Measures

Where possible, flush down drain to waste treatment sewer; otherwise on small spills, use chemical adsorbant and sweep up. For large spills, contain and collect for reuse or disposal.

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7. Handling and Storage

 Store in cool dry place. Keep container closed when not in use. Avoid storage of product above 110 degrees F and keep from freezing. Keep out of direct sunlight.

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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 mist is formed indoors.
  • Other Control Measures: Minimize exposure in accordance with good hygiene practice. Avoid handling which would create large amounts of dust.

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9. Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance and Color: Translucent ivory color liquid.
  • Odor: Faint musty odor
  • Solubility in Water: 99%
  • Specific Gravity: 1.220
  • Bulk density: NDA
  • pH: 7.5 - 8.5
  • % volatile by volume @ 21C (70F): Nil
  • Boiling Point: 212 degrees F, 100 degrees C
  • Melting Point: 32 degrees F
  • Vapor Density (Air=1): =water
  • Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): =water
  • Evaporation Rate (Bu. Acetate=1): =water

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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

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11. Toxicological Information

  • Toxicological Data:
RTECS: Bacterial cultures: 1003657BA, CAS 7732-18-5: ZC0110000/ CAS 7631-99-4: WC5600000/ CAS 2634-33-5: 1004600BE/ CAS 1310-73-2: WB4900000/ CAS 25265-71-8: UB8765000/ CAS 64-02-8: AH5075000/ Fragrance: 1002064FR/CAS# 134-20-3: CB3325000
LD50/LC50 - CAS 1310-73-2: skin, rabbit: 500 mg/24H severe; eye rabbit: 50 ug/24H severe./.Yucca schidigera - Oral toxicity for a 70% solution is > 5000 mg/kg/ CAS 64-02-8: moderately toxic. CAS 25265-71-8 eye-rabbit 510 mg skin-rabbit 500 mg/24H MLD; LD50 oral rat 14850 mg/kg; LD50 oral guinea pig 17600 mg/kg CAS 134-20-3: Oral LD50 rat: 3000 mg/kg, Oral LD50 mouse: 3900 mg/kg, Oral LD50 Guinea pig: 2780 mg/kg; 24 hour skin rabbit: moderate/ CAS# 7732-18-5: LD50= >90 mL/Kg;
Dermal & Eye Irritation Tests for Proprietary "Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" - sold as ALKEN® 896 BIOSTIMULANT
Acute dermal irritation study New Zealand white rabbits: A 20% solutionm (5 ml "Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" + 20 mL sterile, distilled water) was applied to intact & abraded skin one one side, with sterile water applied to intact & abraded skin on other side of same animals to serve as controls.
Acute dermal irritation New Zealand white rabbits: PI = 0.0, Toxicity level IV
Acute eye irritation: A 20% solution (5 ml "Oxygenated organic/inorganic salts Solution" + 20 mL sterile, water) was introduced to one eye, while untreated eye was observed as a "control". Eyes were examined and graded at 24, 48 and 72 hours post treatment..
Acute eye irritation, :New Zealand white rabbits: PI=0.0, Toxicity IV
Bacteria in this product: Acute oral toxicity: Rats LD50 = > 5 grams/kg, no toxicity symptoms, no weight loss
Acute dermal toxicity: LD50 = > 5050 mg/Kg
Acute dermal irritation albino rabbits: PI = 0.0, Toxicity level IV
Acute eye irritation: PI = 0.0, Toxicity IV
Acute Inhalation, Rats LC50 = >2.43 mg/L.
  • Carcinogenicity: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTR, or OSHA

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12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate: This product is not likely to bioconcentrate, if mixed with water. If product is released in high concentration to the environment, oxygen levels may temporarily decrease at the release site.

Aquatic Ecotoxicity of Individual Ingredients: CAS# 2634-33-1, 1,2 benzisothiazolin-3-one (<1%) is VERY toxic to aquatic organisms (Fish, LC50, 4 days exposure = 1.0 - 3.3 ppm. Crustaceans

Biodegradability: CAS# 2634-33-1 will biodegrade by 81.9% within 20 days.

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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. Use until less than 1 inch remains in the container, triple rinse with clean water, and pour rinse water to sewer. 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.

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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."

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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: None required
  • Clean Water Act: CAS# 27176-87-0 IS listed on the "hazardous air pollutants" list of CWA. Other ingredients of this product are NOT listed as a hazardous water pollutants (HWP), "Priority Pollutant" or "Toxic Pollutant" lists.
  • Clean Air Act: Ingredients of this product are NOT listed as a hazardous air pollutants (HAP) on CWA. This product does not contain any Class 1 or Class 2 ozone depletors, nor was it made with such chemicals.

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

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

..................................Section 313 Toxic Chemicals: This material contains sodium hydroxide (CAS 1310-73-2) which is subject to reporting requirements of Section 313 or Sara Title III and 40 CFR Part 373. 1,000 lb Final RQ (454 Kg). This ingredient represents less than 1% of final product formula, which has a neutral pH, thereby avoiding ALL issues that could lead to the need for a reporting incident. At less than 1% of finished formula, a total weight of 1,000 lbs sodium hydroxide would be included in 100,000 lbs of liquid product with NEUTRAL pH.

  • OSHA: None of the ingredients are considered Extremely Hazardous by OSHA.
  • STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAWS: CAS# 25265-71-8, Dipropylene glycol (< 1%) IS found on the Pennsylvania RTK list. CAS# 56-81-5 IS found on the following RTK lists: Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Massachussetts. CAS 1310-73-2, Sodium hydroxide (< 1%) of this product can be found on the following RTK lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota & Massachusetts. Sodium nitrate, CAS# 7631-99-4, representing ~ 30% of this product, is found on the following RTK lists: Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Other ingredients NOT listed on California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island.
  • Not subject to California Proposition 65 labeling requirement
  • Canadian WHMIS Classification: Class D2B. (Other toxic effects - for sodium nitrate, ~30% & imported LIVE BS 1 microbial cultures, ~ 1%,) Sodium hydroxide, < 1%, CAS#1310-73-2 & Tetrasodium EDTA at <1%, 64-02-8 (combined at < 1%., normally add a "Class E" to products containing them, but the neutral pH of THIS PRODUCT exempts it from this additional label.
  • Canadian DSL: All ingredients listed. Product Approved for sale in Canada.
  • Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List: Sodium nitrate, CAS# 7631-99-4, comprising ~ 30% of this productx IS listed on the CIDL, but other ingredients are "NOT CONTROLLED". . 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.
  • TDG Classification: This product is not subject to "hazardous goods" descriptions and transport surcharges

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16. Other Information

Reason for Revision: Routine review & revision, sections 3, 11, 12, 13, 15 etc

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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