International Chemical Safety Cards

ARSENIC ACID (80% in water) ICSC: 1625
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Arsenic acid hemihydrate
ortho-Arsenic acid solution
H3AsO4
Molecular mass: 141.94
6 Poison placard ICSC #    1625
CAS #     7778-39-4
RTECS # CG0700000
UN #        1553
EC #         033-005-00-1
October 18, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath. Further see Ingestion.
Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain. Burning sensation.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles .
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Sore throat. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Convulsions.
Wash hands before eating. Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in sealable plastic containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, metals strong reducing agents , food and feedstuffs . Do not store or transport in aluminium, copper, iron or zinc.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: A, E
T symbol
N symbol
R: 45-23/25-50/53
S: 53-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: I
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1625 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

ARSENIC ACID (80% in water) ICSC: 1625
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS VISCOUS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes . The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts with combustible and reducing materials. The substance is a medium strong acid. Attacks metals to produce toxic and flammable arsine (see ICSC 0222).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as As) 0.01 mg/m as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2005).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 1; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A;
(DFG 2005).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C on spraying.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the blood , cardiovascular system , gastrointestinal tract , liver and peripheral nervous system . The effects may be delayed. See Notes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the peripheral nervous system and skin , resulting in polyneuropathy and skin lesions. The substance may have effects on the cardiovascular system . This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 120C
Solubility in water:
at 20C
very good
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. The symptoms of acute poisoning do not become manifest until hours. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1553 or 61GT4-I
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1625 ARSENIC ACID (80% in water)
(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.