SECTION 1 Product, Company and Shipping Information
Trade Name Lice B Gone
Formula A proprietary blend of water and non-bacterial enzymes from vegetable origin
Manufacturer Safe Effective Alternatives, Inc., P.O. Box 528
Belleville, IL 62222-0528 618-236-2727 Fax 2826
DOT Shipping Name and Class Non-Hazardous Liquid
SECTION 2 Physical Data
Boiling / Freezing Point Approximately 100 degrees / 0 degrees Centigrade
Vapor Pressure <1 (water=1)
Vapor Density Unknown
Evaporation Rate <1 (water=1)
Solubility in Water Soluble
Appearance Orange/brown translucent liquid
Odor Mild, slightly sweet
Weight per Gallon Approximately 8.5 lb.
SECTION 3 Hazardous Ingredients
SECTION 4 Fire and Explosion Data
Flash Point N/A
Flammable/Explosive Limits N/A
Extinguishing Methods Water fog, foam, carbon dioxide or dry chemical
Fire Fighting Instructions Self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing should be used.
SECTION 5 Reactivity Data
Hazardous Polymerization Will not occur
Incompatibility Avoid contact with strong oxidizing agents
Decomposition Products N/A
SECTION 6 Health Hazard Data / First Aid Procedures
Eye Contact Direct contact with eyes may be painful and irritating
Flush eyes immediately with plenty of water
Skin Contact Adverse effects are not known to occur. Prolonged contact may cause irritation.
Flush skin with water. Remove contaminated clothing and clean before reuse.
Inhalation Adverse affects not known to occur.
Ingestion If swallowed, give two glasses of water. Rinse mouth and throat thoroughly. Vomiting and/or diarrhea may occur. Seek medical attention if needed.
SECTION 7 Spills / Leaks / Disposal
If product is released or spilled, flush with water into any acceptable disposal system or dispose in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local health and environmental regulations.
For disposing of empty container, observe all recommended safeguards until container is cleaned, reconditioned or destroyed.
SECTION 8 Handling / Storage / Precautions
Store at controlled room temperature in closed containers. Protect from freezing.
Spilled material is slippery. Wash thoroughly after handling.
As with most shampoos, do not ingest or get into eyes.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are technical explanations and descriptions of products and are provided by manufacturers to authorized individuals requesting them. Unfortunately, many parents, school officials, etc. do not request them because of time and urgency: when a child has head lice, they need to use a product NOW! Often a parent will not even read the directions, let alone wait for the arrival of the sheets. When they are requested and reviewed, it is commonly found that they are long and in many cases, difficult to understand. The tragic result of this is that our children have pesticides applied to their heads and we remain unaware of the true dangers that accompany many of these head lice products.
To aid you in the discovery of this important information, the MSDS for Lindane Shampoo, Nix and Rid were obtained, reviewed and a brief sampling of their statements and cautions were summarized and are listed below. Knowing the potential dangers to our children and our environment is the first step in making wiser choices to keep pesticides off of our children's heads.
Lindane Shampoo: Excessive exposure has been reported to show adverse Central Nervous System (CNS) affects.
Nix: Contact may cause mild to moderate eye and skin irritation. Ingestion and inhalation may cause nervous system effects.
Rid: Overexposure may cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and irritation to the upper respiratory tract, asthma, rhinitis and allergic dermatitis.
Lindane Shampoo: wear chemical resistant gloves and safety glasses
Nix: wear chemical resistant gloves and safety glasses
Rid: wear chemical resistant gloves and safety glasses
Lindane Shampoo: Excessive releases or spills should be collected in sealed containers for hazardous waste disposal.
Nix: Contaminated materials may be classified as hazardous waste due to the low flashpoint. Keep out of sewage/drainage systems and waterways.
Rid: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by disposal.
Nix: Permethrin may cause mild skin irritation and is a mild sensitizer in experimental animals. Exposure to Isopropyl Alcohol in high concentrations may produce symptoms of central nervous system depressions such as headaches, dizziness, drowsiness and incoordination. Very high concentrations may also produce eye, nose and throat irritation.
Rid: Also contains Isopropyl Alcohol.
FIRE and EXPLOSION
Lindane Shampoo: Flammable
Lindane Shampoo: Lindane 1%, Acetone 12%
Rid: This product is toxic to fish. Do not apply directly to lakes, streams, ponds, tidal marshes and estuaries.
Nix: Isopropyl Alcohol is listed on the EPA Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory.
Rid: Also contains Isopropyl Alcohol