International Chemical Safety Cards

ARSENIC ICSC: 0013
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Grey arsenic
As
Atomic mass: 74.9
6 Poison placard ICSC #    0013
CAS #     7440-38-2
UN #        1558
EC #         033-001-00-X
May 04, 2010 Validated
Fa, rack corrections: 10-2004, Sankt Augustin;
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames. NO contact with strong oxidizers. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with : see Chemical Dangers.
No contact with incompatible materials: see Chemical dangers.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION see Ingestion.
Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell .
 •SKIN
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Shock or collapse. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Refer immediately for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants, acids, halogens, food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
T symbol
N symbol
R: 23/25-50/53
S: 1/2-20/21-28-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
Signal: Danger
Skull-Health haz
Toxic if swallowed
May cause cancer
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
Causes damage to the gastrointestinal tract if swallowed
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Toxic to aquatic life
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0013 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BRITTLE, GREY, METALLIC-LOOKING CRYSTALS.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed. Reacts violently with strong oxidants and halogens, causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts with reducing agents to produce toxic and flammable arsine gas (See ICSC 0222) .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
OSHA PEL: 1910.1018 TWA 0.010 mg/m3
NIOSH REL: Ca C 0.002 mg/m3 15-minute See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 5 mg/m3 (as As) See: 7440382
TLV: 0.01 mg/m³ as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2010).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 1; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A;
(DFG 2009).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially, if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract , resulting in severe gastroenteritis, loss of fluid, and electrolytes, cardiac disorders , shock and convulsions . Exposure far above the OEL may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the skin, mucous membranes, peripheral nervous system , liver and bone marrow , resulting in pigmentation disorders, hyperkeratosis, perforation of nasal septum, neuropathy, anaemia , liver impairment . This substance is carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Sublimation point: 613°C
Density: 5.7
g/cm³
Solubility in water:
none
Auto-ignition temperature: 180°C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
The substance is combustible but no flash point is available in literature. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Do NOT take working clothes home.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0013 ARSENIC
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.