Interacts with GABA receptors to cause chloride channel activation. Also used to control a range of agronomic, fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops, and it is used by homeowners for control of fire ants and in veterinary antihelmintic.
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Hazard Statements: H300-H330-H361-H372
Fatal if swallowed. Fatal if inhaled. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.