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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Antimony

RTECS #

CC4025000

CAS #

7440-36-0

Updated

September 2013

Molecular Weight

121.75

Molecular Formula

Sb

Synonyms

Antimony (ACGIH:OSHA)
Antimony Black
Antimony metal, super-pure
Antimony, regulus
Antymon (Polish)
C.I. 77050
Stibium

Tumorigenic Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 50 mg/m3/7H/52W- intermittentTumorigenic: Carcinogenic by RTECS criteria

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Tumors
JTEHD6 18,607,1986

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/human lowest published toxic concentration: 13.5 mg/m3/4HOlfaction: Other olfaction effects

Blood: Hemorrhage
VCVN5* -,105,1993
inhalation/human lowest published toxic concentration: 10 mg/m3/8HBehavioral: Muscle weakness

Gastrointestinal: Nausea or vomiting

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Body temperature increase
VCVN5* -,105,1993
intraperitoneal/guinea pig lethal dose (50 percent kill): 150 mg/kgEQSSDX 1,1,1975
intraperitoneal/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 80 mg/kgVCVN5* -,105,1993
intraperitoneal/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 100 mg/kg85GMAT -,22,1982
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 100 mg/kgENTOX* -,148,2005

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWFOREAE 7,313,1942
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWPTPAD4 1,157,1976
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWENTOX* -,148,2005
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWJJATDK 26,191,2006
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWHTOPA* 1,701,2002
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWMUREAV 674,3,2009
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWMUREAV 674,73,2009
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWNTAPM* -,629,1995

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARD-airtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3DTLVS* 3,14,1971
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-ARAB Republic of Egypttime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRIAMAK-TMW 0.5 mg/m3;KZW 5 mg/m3, inhal, 2007
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3 (dust), MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, short term exposure limit 2 mg/m3, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-ICELANDtime-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3 (dust), NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-JAPANOccupational Exposure Limit 0.1 mg/m3, MAY2012
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-NORWAYtime-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-PERUtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, JUL2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-POLANDMAC(time-weighted average) 0.5 mg/m3, MAC(short term exposure limit) 1.5 mg/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAtime-weighted average 0.2 mg/m3, short term exposure limit 0.5 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.5 mg/m3, inhal, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 0.5 mg/m3, 2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3, 2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE PHILIPPINEStime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-TURKEYtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 0.5 mg/m3, 2005
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3CFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3CFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3CFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3CFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO ANTIMONY-air10H time-weighted average 0.5 mg(Sb)/m3NIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X9115; Number of Industries 2; Total Number of Facilities 30; Number of Occupations 3; Total Number of Employees Exposed 359
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 07310; Number of Industries 143; Total Number of Facilities 21458; Number of Occupations 99; Total Number of Employees Exposed 383579; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 139736
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 07310; Number of Industries 21; Total Number of Facilities 2043; Number of Occupations 26; Total Number of Employees Exposed 15083

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
ATSDR TOXICOLOGY PROFILE (NTIS** PB/93/110641/AS)
EPA TSCA 8(a) PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT INFORMATION, FINAL RULEFEREAC 47,26992,82
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
NIOSH Analytical Method, 1994: Elements in blood or tissue, 8005
On EPA IRIS database
OSHA ANALYTICAL METHOD #ID121
OSHA ANALYTICAL METHOD #ID-125G
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