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BioVam - Material Safety Data Sheet


HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System):

Health 0 (least severe)
Flammability 0 (least severe)
Reactivity 0 (least severe)

Personal protection: If frequently exposed to airborne dust, wear a dust mask such as 3M 9900 or equivalent. Use goggles and/or gloves if eye and/or skin irritation occurs.

PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION:

Trade Name: BioVam
Generic Names: Mycorrhizal inoculant, Soil additive
Chemical Name: not a chemical
Formula: None, contains natural organic materials
Manufacturer: B. Probiotics
Address: 1224 Calle Tulipan, Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
Phone: 805-496-0722

FIRST AID MEASURES

Inhalation: Get medical attention if irritation or discomfort develops.
Eyes: Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes, holding eyelids open.  If irritation develops, obtain medical attention immediately..
Ingestion: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water and induce vomiting.
Contact With Skin:  Wash with soap and water.

FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Flash point: Non-flammable
Flammable limits (LEL & UEL) NA (Not Applicable)
Extinguishing Media: NA
Unusual fire or explosion hazards: NA
Special fire fighting procedures: NA
NFPA Flammable/Combustible Liquid Classification: NA
Auto-ignition temperature: NA

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

Primary entry routes:
Inhalation and dust contact with eyes. As with any particulate material, inhalation may result in irritation, soreness of nose, sinuses and throat. In extreme cases some congestion may occur. Eyes may become dry or inflamed. Not hazardous when ingested. Skin may become irritated, but no absorption occurs.

Acute health effects:
Transitory upper respiratory, eye or skin irritation.

Medical conditions which may be aggravated:
Pre-existing conditions such as upper respiratory and lung diseases such as, but not limited to, silicosis, bronchitis, emphysema and asthma, conjunctivitis of the eye, and severe dermatitis. Target orgards are the lungs and eyes.

Chronic health effects:
This product does not contain any chemicals which are known to be hazardous due to long term exposure.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Procedures for spill/leak:
Sweep or vacuum material with equipment fitted with HEPA filter. Use a dust suppressant such as water if necessary.

HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling: Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Minimize inhalation and eye contact.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry location.

EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Ventilation: Use sufficient natural or mechanical ventilation to minimize respirable dust from this product.
Respirator (dust mask): Not required but recommended when applied mechanically.
Goggles: Not required.
Gloves and protective clothing: Not required.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND DISPOSAL INFORMATION

Environmental: This product is chemically inert and is not hazardous as defined by RCRA (40 CFR 261). It is not toxic to plants or animals.
Disposal: Continue to follow all MSDS and Label warnings when handling empty containers. This product should be disposed of in trash pickup picked up for disposal in an approved landfill.

INGREDIENT INFORMATION

Ingredient Name CAS Number % PEL*
Inert dust (respirable fraction) none 5 mg/m3*
* 29CFR 1910.1000 Table Z-3

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance and odor: dark granulated material with musty odor
Boiling point: NA
Vapor pressure: NA
Water solubility: Negligible
Evaporation rate: NA
Melting point: NA
Vapor density: NA
Specific gravity (water=1): 2.3
% Volatiles by volume: Nil
pH (in water): Neutral

STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical incompatibilities: Soluble in strong acids.
Conditions to avoid: Wind. Otherwise none in designed use. Material is stable and chemically inert. Hazardous polymerization cannot occur.

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

D.O.T. proper name: Soil additive.
Hazard classification: None.
Reportable quantities: NA
United Nations or North America Number: NA

REGULATORY INFORMATION

OSHA Hazard Communications Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200): Not listed, not regulated.
RCRA (40 CFR 261): Not defined as hazardous waste.
TSCA (Sec 4,5,6,7,12): Not listed, not regulated.
CERCLA: Not reportable, local regulations may vary.
SARA: 311/312 hazard categories ? no health effects, no 313 reportable ingredients.

OTHER INFORMATION

Storage Segregation Hazard Classes: NA
Special Handling/Storage: Repair or discard all broken bags.
Special Workplace Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep dust level below maximum PEL for inert dust. 

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