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Arsenic pentoxide

RTECS #: CG2275000

CAS #: 1303-28-2


UPDATE: May 2009 MW: 229.84 MF: As2O5


NOTE:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. SYNONYMS:
  2. MUTATION DATA:
  3. REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS DATA:
  4. ACUTE TOXICITY DATA:
  5. REVIEWS:
  6. STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:
  7. NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:
  8. STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:
  9. REFERENCES:

SYNONYMS:

  1. Anhydride arsenique (French)
  2. Arsenic (V) oxide
  3. Arsenic anhydride
  1. Arsenic acid anhydride
  2. Diarsenic pentoxide
  3. RCRA waste number P011


SKIN AND EYE IRRITATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


MUTATION DATA AND REFERENCES:

SYSTEM TEST ROUTE/
ORGANISM/
TISSUE
DOSE REFERENCE
cytogenetic analysis human leukocyte 1,200 nmol/L MUREAV 88,73,1981
DNA inhibition human fibroblast 100 mol/L IVTOE4 1,103,1987
DNA repair Bacillus subtilis 50 mmol/L MUREAV 77,109,1980
sister chromatid exchange hamster fibroblast 3,200 g/L MUREAV 104,141,1982


REPRODUCTIVE EFFECTS DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
intratesticular
rat
lowest published toxic dose: 4,597 g/kg (1 day male) Reproductive: Paternal effects: Spermatogenesis (including genetic material, sperm morphology, motility, and count)

Reproductive: Paternal effects: Testes, epididymis, sperm duct
JRPFA4 7,21,1964
subcutaneous
mouse
lowest published toxic dose: 4,597 g/kg (30 day male) Reproductive: Paternal effects: Testes, epididymis, sperm duct JRPFA4 7,21,1964


TUMORIGENIC DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


ACUTE TOXICITY DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
intravenous
rabbit
lowest published lethal dose: 6 mg/kg N/R NTIS** PB214-270
oral
mouse
lethal dose (50 percent kill): 55 mg/kg N/R IRGGAJ 20,21,1963
oral
rat
lethal dose (50 percent kill): 8 mg/kg N/R 28ZEAL 5,14,1976
subcutaneous
rabbit
lowest published lethal dose: 12,400 g/kg N/R AIPTAK 21,489,1911


OTHER MULTIPLE DOSE DATA AND REFERENCES:

ROUTE/
ORGANISM
DOSE
EFFECT

REFERENCE
N/R
N/R N/R N/R


REVIEWS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value time-weighted average 0.01 mg(As)/m3 DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2007
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value Confirmed human carcinogen DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2007
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Cancer Review Human Sufficient Evidence IMEMDT 23,39,1980


STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD
REFERENCE

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 1988 PESTICIDE SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION OR RE-REGISTRATION FEREAC 54,7740,1989
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) 1998 STATUS OF PESTICIDES: Supported RBREV* -,100,1998
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARD - air time-weighted average 0.5 mg(As)/m3 DTLVS* 3,16,1971
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cancer hazard CFRGBR 29,1910.1018,1987
Occupational Exposure Limit - ARAB Republic of Egypt time-weighted average 0.2 mg(As)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - AUSTRALIA time-weighted average 0.05 mg(As)/m3, Carcinogen, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit - AUSTRIA TRK 0.1 mg/m3 (inhalable), JAN 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit - BELGIUM time-weighted average 0.1 mg(As)/m3, Carcinogen, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - DENMARK time-weighted average 0.01 mg(As)/m3, OCT 2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - FINLAND Carcinogen, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - HUNGARY ceiling concentration 0.03 mg/m3, Carcinogen, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit - INDIA time-weighted average 0.2 mg(As)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - KOREA time-weighted average 0.2 mg(As)/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit - MEXICO time-weighted average 0.2 mg(As)/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit - NEW ZEALAND time-weighted average 0.05 mg(As)/m3, carcinogen, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit - NORWAY time-weighted average 0.001 mg(As)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit - THE PHILIPPINES time-weighted average 0.5 mg(As)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - POLAND MAC(time-weighted average) 0.01 mg(As)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit - SWEDEN time-weighted average 0.01 mg(As)/m3, Carcinogen, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit - SWITZERLAND MAK- week 0.1 mg(As)/m3, Carcinogen, DEC2006
Occupational Exposure Limit - THAILAND time-weighted average 0.5 mg(As)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - TURKEY time-weighted average 0.5 mg(As)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit - UNITED KINGDOM time-weighted average 0.1 mg(As)/m3, 2005
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value;

Confirmed human carcinogen
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value
Confirmed human carcinogen


NIOSH DOCUMENTATION AND SURVEILLANCE:

ORGANIZATION STANDARD or SURVEY
REFERENCE

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO ARSENIC, INORGANIC-air Carcinogen ceiling concentration 0.002 mg(As)/m3/15 minute NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974 National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974: Hazard Code: 84436;
Number of Industries 1;
Total Number of Facilities 174;
Number of Occupations 2;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 1,744
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983 National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983: Hazard Code: 84436;
Number of Industries 7;
Total Number of Facilities 457;
Number of Occupations 11;
Total Number of Employees Exposed 14,394;
Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 5,393


STATUS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES:

ORGANIZATION
REFERENCE

EPA GENETOX PROGRAM 1988, Positive: B subtilis rec assay
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
Used in production of metal arsenates, as a defoliant on cotton, and for wood treatment
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
NIOSH CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 14, 1976
NTP 11th Report on Carcinogens,2004:Known to be human carcinogen


REFERENCES:

CODEN
REFERENCE

28ZEAL "Pesticide Index," Frear, E.H., ed., State College, PA, College Science Pub., 1969
AIPTAK Archives Internationales de Pharmacodynamie et de Therapie. (Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium) V.4- 1898-
CFRGBR Code of Federal Regulations. (U.S. Government Printing Office, Supt. of Documents, Washington, DC 20402)
DTLVS* The Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) booklet issues by American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Cincinnati, OH, 1996
FEREAC Federal Register. (U.S. Government Printing Office, Supt. of Documents, Washington, DC 20402) V.1- 1936-
IMEMDT IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Man. (WHO Publications Centre USA, 49 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12210) V.1- 1972-
IRGGAJ Internationales Archiv fuer Gewerbepathologie und Gewerbehygiene. (Heidelberg, Fed. Rep. Ger.) V.19-25, 1962-69. For publisher information, see IAEHDW.
IVTOE4 In Vitro Toxicology: A Journal of Molecular and Cellular Toxicology. (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 1651 Third Ave., New York, NY 10128) V.1- 1986/87-
JRPFA4 Journal of Reproduction and Fertility. (Biochemical Soc. Book Depot, POB 32, Commerce Way, Colchester, Essex CO2 8HP, UK) V.1- 1960-
MUREAV Mutation Research. (Elsevier Science Pub. B.V., POB 211, 1000 AE Amsterdam, Netherlands) V.1- 1964-
NIOSH* National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Reports and Memoranda.
NTIS** National Technical Information Service. (Springfield, VA 22161) Formerly U.S. Clearinghouse for Scientific & Technical Information.
RBREV* Status of Pesticides in Registration, Reregistration, and Special Review (Rainbow Report), Special Review and Reregistration Division Office of Pesticide Programs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M. Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, Spring 1998

Used in production of metal arsenates, as a defoliant on cotton, and for wood treatment

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