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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Zinc sulfide

RTECS #

ZH5400000

CAS #

1314-98-3

Updated

July 2013

Molecular Weight

97.43

Molecular Formula

SZn

Synonyms

Albalith
C.I. Pigment White 7
Cleartran
Irtran 2
Pigment White 7
Sachtolith
Sachtolith HD-S
Zinc monosulfide
Zinc sulphide

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lethal concentration (50 percent kill): >5040 mg/m3/4HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changes

Skin and Appendages: Other: Hair
RCCRC* NOTOX1072,1989
oral/mouse lowest published lethal dose: 1000 mg/kgBrain and Coverings: Changes in circulation

Behavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Vascular: Other changes
TPKVAL 4,125,1962
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): >2 gm/kgRCCRC* NOTOX1072/1332,1989
skin/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): >2 gm/kgRCCRC* NOTOX1072/1333,1989

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 36500 mg/kg/1Y- intermittentBlood: Changes in leukocyte (WBC) countTPKVAL 4,125,1962

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 0.1 mg(Zn)/m3, resp, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 2 mg(Zn)/m3, inhal, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 5 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.1 mg(Zn)/m3, KZG-week 0.4 mg(Zn)/m3, resp, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 2 mg(Zn)/m3, KZG-week 4 mg(Zn)/m3, inhal, JAN2011

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 82214; Number of Industries 33; Total Number of Facilities 2363; Number of Occupations 44; Total Number of Employees Exposed 56944; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 21688

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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