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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Lithium hydroxide

RTECS #

OJ6307070

CAS #

1310-65-2

Updated

December 2012

Molecular Weight

23.95

Molecular Formula

HLiO

Synonyms

Lithium hydroxide (Li(OH)) (9CI)

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 960 mg/m3/4HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changesFAATDF 7,58,1986
intratracheal/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 8200 µg/kgLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changes

Blood: Hemorrhage
STGNBT -,152,1999
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 363 mg/kgBehavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
STGNBT -,152,1999
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 210 mg/kgBehavioral: Somnolence (general depressed activity)

Behavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
STGNBT -,152,1999
subcutaneous/mouse lowest published lethal dose: 300 mg/kgPHTXA6 21,419,1958

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/mammal (species unspecified) lowest published toxic concentration: 8 mg/m3/4H/30D- intermittentLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changesSTGNBT -,152,1999
oral/mammal (species unspecified) lowest published toxic dose: 9100 µg/kg/26W- intermittentLiver: Liver function tests impaired

Blood: Pigmented or nucleated red blood cells

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
STGNBT -,152,1999

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-JAPANOccupational Exposure Limit 1 mg/m3, MAY2012
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDshort term exposure limit 1 mg/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMshort term exposure limit 1 mg/m3, OCT2007

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 81879; Number of Industries 126; Total Number of Facilities 14044; Number of Occupations 73; Total Number of Employees Exposed 170966; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 14882
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 81879; Number of Industries 157; Total Number of Facilities 12157; Number of Occupations 79; Total Number of Employees Exposed 145575

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
NIOSH Analytical Method, 1994: Alkaline dusts, 7401
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