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                              3-chloro-1,2-propanediol

      CHEMICAL name:      3-chloro-1 2-propanediol (56)

      TRADE name(S):      Epibloc (56)

      FORMULATION(S):     Ready to use meal-type bait packaged in 5 gm
                          sachets containing 1% alpha-chlorohydrin
                          (3-chloro-1,2-propanediol) (56).

      TYPE:               Rodenticide (toxicant-sterilant)

      BASIC PRODUCER(S):  Pestcon Systems, Inc.
                          2221 Poplar Blvd.
                          P.O. Box 469
                          Alhambra, CA 91802

      STATUS:             General use

      PRINCIPAL USES:  A totally new bio-degradable toxicant-sterilant
      rodenticide of exceptional activity against the Norway rat (Rattus
      norvegicus) for use in and around homes, industrial and agricultural
      buildings, similar man-made structures, dumps, and in sewers (56).
           Sold only to government agencies and those certified to do rat
      control (69).

      APPLICATION METHOD(S):  It is recommended that the 25 gram sachets of
      census bait included with Epibloc be used to determine feeding habits
      and quantity of rodents in area where 5 gram Epibloc sachets will be
      placed (56).  Should not be used more than every 6 months.  Should be
      alternated with anticoagulant rodenticide (69).

                                    I.  EFFICACY
           To be developed.

                              II.  PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
           To be developed.

                          III.  HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

      OSHA STANDARD:  NA

      NIOSH RECOMMENDED LIMIT:  NA

      ACGIH RECOMMENDED LIMIT:  NA

      TOXICOLOGY

           A.  ACUTE TOXICITY

               ORAL:  LD50 = 152 mg/kg (Norway rat) (56).
                      LD50 = 127 mg/kg (69).

               EYES:  Irritating to the eyes (69).

                         IV.  ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

           To be developed.

                       V.  EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES

           The chemical information provided below has been condensed from
      original source documents, primarily from "Recognition and Management
      of Pesticide Poisonings", 3rd ed. by Donald P.  Morgan, which have been
      footnoted.  This information has been provided in this form for your
      convenience and general guidance only.  In specific cases, further
      consultation and reference may be required and is recommended.  This
      information is not intended as a substitute for a more exhaustive
      review of the literature nor for the judgement of a physician or other
      trained professional.

           If poisoning is suspected, do not wait for symptoms to develop.
      Contact a physician, the nearest hospital, or the nearest Poison
      Control Center.

           SKIN CONTACT:  Wash affected area with soap and water (56).

           INGESTION:  No antidote.  If swallowed call a physician or
      Poison Control Center.  Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water and induce
      vomiting.  Do not induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an
      unconscious person (56).

           EYE CONTACT:   If in eyes, flush thoroughly with water (56).

                        VI.  FIRE AND EXPLOSION INFORMATION

           To be developed.

                                VII.  COMPATIBILITY

           To be developed.

                             VIII.  PROTECTIVE MEASURES

      STORAGE AND HANDLING:  Store in original continer in a dry place away
      from foodstuffs, under lock (56).

                        IX.  PROCEDURES FOR SPILLS AND LEAKS

                      IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL, DAY OR NIGHT
                                   (800) 424-9300
                       PESTICIDE TEAM SAFETY NETWORK/CHEMTREC

                               X.  LITERATURE CITED

      56.  Farm Chemicals Handbook, 70th ed.  1984.  R. T. Meister, G. L.
               Berg, C. Sine, S. Meister, and J. Poplyk, eds.  Meister
               Publishing Co., Willoughby, OH.

      69.  Harding, W. C.  1981-1982.  Pesticide profiles, part three:
               fumigants, repellents, and rodenticides.  Univ. Maryland,
               Coop. Ext. Service Bull. 288, 25 pp.

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