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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Mercury(II) sulfate (1:1)

RTECS #

OX0500000

CAS #

7783-35-9

Updated

September 201

Molecular Weight

296.65

Molecular Formula

O4S·Hg

Synonyms

Mercuric sulfate
Mercury bisulfate
Mercury persulfate
Sulfate mercurique (French)
Sulfuric acid, mercury(2+) salt (1:1)

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
intraperitoneal/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 6300 µg/kgGTPZAB 25(7),27,1981
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 25 mg/kgGTPZAB 25(7),27,1981
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 57 mg/kgNTIS** PB214-270
skin/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 625 mg/kgGTPZAB 25(7),27,1981

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 0.025 mg(Hg)/m3 (skin)DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-Not classifiable as a human carcinogenDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARD-airtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3DTLWS* 3,22,1973
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 0.003 ppm (0.025 mg(Hg)/m3), JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.025 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 0.02 mg(Hg)/m3, skin, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 0.1 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 0.02 mg(Hg)/m3, skin, sen, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 0.08 mg(Hg)/m3, short term exposure limit 0.32 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Hg)/m3, skin, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 0.025 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-NORWAYtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-POLANDMAC(time-weighted average) 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, MAC(short term exposure limit) 0.15 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAtime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, short term exposure limit 0.2 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.03 mg(Hg)/m3, Skin, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.02 mg(Hg)/m3, KZG-week 0.16 mg(Hg)/m3, inhal, skin, sen, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THAILANDshort term exposure limit 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE PHILIPPINEStime-weighted average 0.05 mg(Hg)/m3, JAN1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO MERCURY, ARYL AND INORGANIC-airceiling concentration 0.1 mg/m3 (Sk)NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 80303; Number of Industries 11; Total Number of Facilities 476; Number of Occupations 10; Total Number of Employees Exposed 7270; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 4708
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 80303; Number of Industries 12; Total Number of Facilities 441; Number of Occupations 6; Total Number of Employees Exposed 1541

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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