Material Safety Data Sheets and Labels
for fluorinated and fluoride pesticides
For MSDSs and Labels for pesticides that start with the letters:

According to Richard Gullickson, "The purpose of a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is to inform industrial purchasers and users of hazardous chemicals of the reasonably foreseeable physical and chemical hazards that may arise from the use of those chemicals."

The pesticide Labels are the labels on the pesticide product and are specific to the use of that pesticide.

The FAN Pesticide Project is making available the MSDSs and Labels for the pesticides and inerts in our data base. We began this project in May 2005 and could not easily locate the MSDSs and Labels for many of these pesticides. However, we expect to add to this section on a regular basis.

This information is being provided for general information only - the MSDSs and Labels we have on our site should not be relied on as the most up-to-date information available. In particular, the Labels may not reflect the actual information for individual states and countries.

With all the weighty information included in the MSDSs and Labels, there's a website for light relief called Create your own Unsafe Material Data Sheet (UMDS) at

by Richard Gullickson

In the 1940s the Manufacturing Chemists' Association, now known as the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA), began producing "Chemical Safety Data Sheets" containing "Properties and Essential Information for Safe Handling and Use" of some of the more important hazardous chemicals used in commerce. Ultimately about 100 of these Data Sheets were produced. They were very detailed in their coverage of each chemical, to the point of being almost a stand-alone book on the product. The longest Data Sheet was 46 pages. Later, some chemical companies began to produce data sheets for some of their high volume or hazardous chemicals. CMA no longer produces or supports the "Chemical Safety Data Sheets."

On November 25, 1983 OSHA* published the Hazard Communication Standard as 29 CFR Part 1910, adding §1910.1200. This initial standard applied only to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes 20 through 39. The requirement that manufacturers and distributors provide MSDSs to their customers became effective on November 25, 1985. The standard does not require a particular format for the MSDS, but does specify what information must be included. Effective September 23, 1987, the requirements of the standard were extended to include "... all employers with employees exposed to hazardous chemicals in their workplaces."

In 1986 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the "Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986," and in 1988 "Toxic Chemical Release Reporting: Community Right-To-Know." The use and distribution of MSDSs is an important part of these regulations. The "Toxic Chemical Release Reporting" regulation requires that MSDSs for chemicals requiring reporting by these regulations contain specific language notifying users that these chemicals are subject to these regulations. These and other EPA regulations have been promulgated under Title III C Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (EPCRA)...

* OSHA = Occupational Safety & Health Administration of the US Department of Labor

Ref: Reference Data Sheet on Material Safety Data Sheets

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