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1-Naphthylacetic acid is used as a plant growth regulator and for plant tissue culture. It is used for the vegetative propagation of plants from stem and leaf cutting, abscission promoter and substrate for auxin inducers of specific plant enzymes. Further, it stimulates root formation in cuttings of woody and herbaceous plants. It is also used to prevent premature flower and fruit drop. It is also employed to control regrowth of tree sprouts after trimminguse. In addition to this, it is used in ornaments and serves as an ingredient in many commercial plant rooting horticultural products.
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Hazard Statements: H302-H319
Harmful if swallowed. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P270-P280i-P301+P312-P305+P351+P338-P330-P337+P313-P501c
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Wear eye/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Rinse mouth. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant