Do any of you use rooting hormone?
I bought a rooting powder a while ago (active ingredient is Indole-3-butyric acid 0.1%) but haven't used it yet because of the warning printed on the inside of the label. You have to peel the label off, and the directions (and hazard warning) are on the inside. If I had known of the hazard I wouldn't have bought it but the warning was hidden, and I didn't peel the label until I got home. I wanted to use it to propagate my bell peppers and roses.
Here's the warning: "HAZARDS TO HUMANS AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS. Causes eye irritation. Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Aviod contact with skin,eyes, or clothing. Avoid breathing dust. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Users should wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco, or using the toilet.
There's a section on ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS, and how to prevent the product from contaminating water.
There's a first aid section that tells you what to do if product gets in eyes, is swallowed, inhaled, or gets on skin or clothing.
In the directions, it says DO NOT USE ON PLANTS INTENDED FOR FOOD OR FEED. Darn.