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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Sodium sulfide

RTECS #

WE1905000

CAS #

1313-82-2

Updated

February 2006

Molecular Weight

78.04

Molecular Formula

Na2S

Synonyms

Sodium monosulfide
Sodium sulphide

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/human lowest published toxic concentration: 50 mg/m3Olfaction: Change in sensation of smellVCVN5* -,203,1993
intraperitoneal/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 147 mg/kgGTPZAB 30(8),30,1986
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 205 mg/kgGTPZAB 30(8),30,1986
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 208 mg/kgGTPZAB 30(8),30,1986

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 2 mg/kg/17W- intermittentBehavioral: Change in motor activity (specific assay)

Blood: Pigmented or nucleated red blood cells

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
GTPZAB 30(8),30,1986

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 0.2 mg/m3, JUN2003

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X2975; Number of Industries 8; Total Number of Facilities 301; Number of Occupations 13; Total Number of Employees Exposed 3058; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 350

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA Section 8(d) unpublished health/safety studies
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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